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Industry 4.0 Summitt

Manchester Central (M2 3GX)

28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)

Drives & Controls 2018

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

10/04/2018 - 12/04/2018

Drives & Controls exhibition is recognised as the UK’s leading show for Automation, Power (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK(MK1 1ST)

16/05/2018

Following a successful launch in 2017, UKIVA Machine Vision Conference returns to Arena MK, Milton Keynes, (more)

First GigE cable for energy chains

First GigE cable for energy chains
At the last Vision trade show, GigE (Gigabit Ethernet) - as an alternative to FireWire, USB, and CameraLink - was referred to as the new future standard. The first camera manufacturers have already presented camera specific cables for the consumer market. However, the industrial market for visual automation demands that the Ethernet cables tolerate high mechanical loads. Igus has developed the world's first GigE cable for continuous dynamic use in energy chains to meet this need.

The new Ethernet special cable Chainflex CFBUS.044 provides higher data rates in severe industrial environments and results in a high service life even at very high cycle rates. Developed, for example, for quality and process monitoring applications, the oil-resistant GigE cable has already been successfully fatigue tested over 100 metres of travel (50 metres of cable length).

This means that the energy and data supply experts at Igus are now offering FireWire, USB and GigE cables specifically for highly dynamic use in chains. The cable's bus pairs, which are manufactured with harmonised special insulation, are stranded together with an optimised short pitch. This extremely flexible tinned copper shield, results in high damping stability even at high cycle rates. The high-pressure extruded, abrasion-resistant, and flame-retardant TPE outer jacket also offers the necessary cable protection to prevent core breakage. The new cable is UL- and CSA-certified and conforms to DESINA standards.
 

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