- November 03, 2010
November 3, 2010 - Belden released two DataTuff 600V AWM-rated Industrial Ethernet shielded cables suitable for use in listed motor control centers (MCC) and switch gear in tough EMI environments. Both DataTuff 4-pair shielded cables feature rugged construction to answer the need for performance, reliability and noise immunity. The AWM rating allows the cables to be used on or within a listed cabinet or machine, as well as more traditional Ethernet applications. They are not, however, intended for 600V power delivery. Belden‚Äôs DataTuff Category 5e Industrial Ethernet cables feature an overall shielded design with 24 AWG Bonded-Pair solid bare copper conductors, polyolefin insulation, a 24 AWG stranded tinned copper drain wire, and an industrial-grade oil- and sunlight-resistant PVC jacket. Belden has designated shielded designs to provide assured performance in highly concentrated EMI environments. Belden Part No. 7958A has an overall Beldfoil shield to meet the EMI requirements of most plant environments. Part No. 7957A has an overall Beldfoil shield + 70% tinned copper braid for more extreme EMI environments and enhanced structural integrity. Both cables are Ethernet/IP compliant. Belden‚Äôs Bonded-Pair technology contributes to the Industrial Ethernet cables‚Äô superior stability and electrical performance. In Bonded-Pair cables, the conductor insulations of each of the cable pairs are affixed to each other along their longitudinal axes to ensure that no performance robbing gaps between conductors can occur. This means that uniform and consistent conductor-to-conductor spacing ‚Äì or concentricity ‚Äì is maintained, before, during and after the rigors of installation and during its use on the factory floor. Belden calls this unique capability Installable Performance.