Harting releases Ha-VIS preLink Ethernet cable | Automation.com

Harting releases Ha-VIS preLink Ethernet cable

Harting releases Ha-VIS preLink Ethernet cable

April 17, 2015 - Harting releases Ha-VIS preLink Ethernet cable that works with any one of seven mating profiles: RJ45, PushPull RJ45, M12 D-coded, M12 X-coded, RJ45 Harting Industrial Form Factor and RJ45 Keystone.

It is based on a termination block the user wires separately.

Cabling with Ha-VIS preLink is extremely fast and simple, a single operation whatever the intended mating profile. Wires are inserted into the preLink termination block according to their color codes. A special preLink crimping tool ensures the wires are always assembled precisely and correctly. The cable is terminated and extra wire trimmed in one step. When the wired termination block is snapped into place in the connector, it becomes an integral part of that unit, not a separate interface.

The preLink system is particularly well suited for installations in cramped spaces or junction boxes. Pre-assembled cable segments can be swapped out quickly during maintenance and upgrades. It also offers users a unique opportunity for future-proofing: An eight wire cable can be terminated even for use in a four-wire format. When the time comes to upgrade, like switching from fast to Gigabit Ethernet, there is no need to re-terminate: The wired termination block can be moved from a 4-pole D-coded M12 to an 8-pole X-coded M12 housing in seconds. Until that day comes, the unused pairs are shielded to prevent cross-talk.

About Harting

The Harting Technology Group, family owned and based in Germany, employs more than 4,000 people globally with subsidiaries and branch offices in 40 countries. With production facilities in Europe, Asia and the United States, the HARTING portfolio of connectivity solutions focuses on multiple levels, from the machine to the device and into the communication infrastructure. The U.S. facility in Elgin, Illinois is one of three HARTING locations that manufactures the HIS product line (HARTING Integrated Solutions - backplanes) and custom cable assemblies. The company’s core business is intelligent and high-performance connection technology. HARTING works in almost all industrial markets with a focus on requirements for robust, reliable connectivity solutions.

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