Reliable, Robust, Miniaturized Connectivity for Automation Devices

Automation Devices

Interface, board, and electrical connectors for Automation devices, like HMIs, PLCs, vision systems, drives, etc... Explore individual applications below or click on products directly to go to our eCatalog.

Automation Devices


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Trends in Automation Devices

High Data Transfer Rates
Automation is increasingly used in harsh environments. As a result, the components, especially external connectors need to be rated for the environment they operate in.
Automation devices are becoming smaller and often times the component size on the internal PCB can be limiting. Device manufacturers are now using connectors that are smaller or have additional functionalities integrated to produce a smaller device.
Automation devices are required to support ever-increasing data rates. Connectors must be rated to handle faster these speeds.
Hybrid Y-Code versions enable power and data in a single connection
M8 versions of A, B, and D codes saves 30% space compared to M12. Options with integrated magnetics saves board space.
Up to 10 Gbit/s
IP 65/IP67
Integrates magnetics directly into the connector reducing space needed on PCB.
Up to 10 Gbit/s
Latches ensure connection compared to standard RJ45
75% smaller than RJ45
up to 10 Gbit/s
M12 IP65 variant available
Power over Data Line (PoDL) enables one connection for power and data.
Up to 10 Gbit/s
Through-hole fixing ensure reliability in high vibration environments
Available in all pin counts from 6-100 for perfect fit

Frequently Asked Questions About Automation Devices

What are Automation devices?

HARTING defines Automation devices are the subcomponent systems that make machinery and equipment run.   In general terms, automation refers to technologies that reduce human involvement in running equipment and processes.  These devices reduce human intervention through predetermining decision criteria, subprocess relationships, and related actions.

In human terms, automation can be seen as the brain (PLCs), eyes (vision systems), arms (motors and drives), and other senses (sensors) of equipment.  

What does HARTING do for automation devices?

HARTING supplies electrical connectors and cable assemblies for automation devices. Our connectors are used on PCBs or as I/O connectors.