Helukabel announces PROFINET plug connector | Automation.com

Helukabel announces PROFINET plug connector

Helukabel announces PROFINET plug connector

June 16, 2015 - Helukabel announces HELUKAT RJ45 Cat5 IP20 plug connector with PROFINET Fast Connection technology.

The Fieldbus-compatible plug comes in a linear and angled design for industrial use in tight installation spaces.

HELUKAT has colored contact elements which prevent the installer from committing connection errors. The clear labeling matches the wire sequence of the PROFINET standard whose four single wires can be quickly connected. The metal housing enables it to be used in industrial applications. Transmission rates are up to 100 MHz Cat 5. The shielded plug connector comes in a linear, 180° version and an angled, 90° version. Designed to protection grade IP 20, it can withstand operating temperatures of -4 F to 158 F (-20 C to +70 C). The HELUKAT RJ45 Cat5 IP20 is compatible with AWG 22 and AWG 24 cables, and designed to be used with both bunched and solid wire conductor types.

The PROFINET plug connector can be easily and quickly installed without the need for tools. The single wires must be arranged in accordance with the color coding of the RJ45 plug and, in the folded-up guide element, inserted into the contact points up to the stop. To achieve a full connection, the user presses the guide element downward to the stop, closes the housing cover, and fixes the front screw cap with a quarter rotation. The development of a 145°-angled version as well as an 8-pin variant is currently in the planning process and will expand the product range once successfully completed.

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