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HARTING ix Industrial® - Ethernet Interface
The HARTING ix Industrial® is our answer to the future challenges posed by Industry 4.0 and the IoT.
With Captain ix, we created a small giant with a clear mission: To revolutionise the world of industrial Ethernet and disconnect from old connections! This mission was successful and ix Industrial is now a well-known miniaturised alternative to the RJ45. Therefore, it’s not just another connector, but an industry standard according to IEC 61076-3-124 and a reliable interface for device manufacturers. Congratulations for becoming the standard!
From the field
Beckhoff XTS system with the HARTING ix Industrial® Ethernet interface
- Two real innovations come together.
- Four times better performance with HARTING's miniaturized Ethernet interface
- Learn more: PDF fact sheet and Video available
To date, the Ethernet interface in the IP20 environment has been embodied by the RJ45 connector. This connector, which is the most widely used in the world, is omnipresent and therefore loved by users. However, due to its lack of robustness through broken locking tabs and occasional contact problems, many users experience more of a love-hate relationship with the RJ45. In view of ever smaller devices, such as flat mobile devices, displays, smaller automation devices, cameras and sensors, the size of the RJ45 puts a limit on the miniaturisation possible. Thus, a smaller and more robust plug-in connection is on the wish list of many users and developers, though one which can still produce Cat. 6A performance for 1/10Gbit/s Ethernet at a control level.
HARTING presents the HARTING ix Industrial® – a system which meets all of these requirements.
The answer to the challenges of Industry 4.0 and IoT is a small giant. Our superhero called Captain ix. It is representative of the HARTING ix Industrial® Ethernet interface.
Standardised according to IEC 61076-3-124, this newly developed Ethernet interface sets a new standard in terms of robustness. As a result, the HARTING ix Industrial® has the potential to replace the RJ45 in use today since it represents a robust, miniaturised Ethernet interface.
Miniaturisation Really Big.
An overview of the Advantages:
Thinking for tomorrow – today
Cat. 6A performance means the ix Industrial® mating face is engineered future-proof for 1/10 Gbit/s Ethernet, while its high current-carrying capacity enables current and future PoE applications. This interface consequently combines data transmission and power supply in a single interface, thereby additionally reducing the installation space required for termination technology in your applications.
Standardised interface, and no “island“ solution
Working in tandem with its technology partner Hirose, HARTING has developed the little giant and standardised the ix Industrial® mating face according to IEC 61076-3-124. This standardisation gives users investment security and, thanks to a broad technological basis, consistently offers them the right contact point for future applications in the IoT.
Small yet maximum robustness for harsh industrial applications
The active locking of the socket and connector is achieved using two stable snap-in hooks made of metal, providing clear haptic feedback which confirms a secure connection. The connection between cable sheath and plug connection is engineered in the form of a robust crimp connection. This ensures a perfect and robust interface that even meets the high shock and vibration resistance established in EN 50155 railway specifications, guaranteeing a long service life that boasts 5,000 mating cycles.
70 % less space for connection technology
Robust connection between printed circuit board and socket
HARTING‘s small giant guarantees that your devices will function reliably. This is ensured by five robust THR shield contacts which permanently and securely affix the socket to the printed circuit board, thereby preventing damage to the conductor tracks caused by the exertion of high forces on the sockets.
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