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Ethernet with 10 GBit/s and torsion-resistant for Industry 4.0
Lapp Group at Hannover Messe 2017
The ETHERLINE® TORSION Cat. 7 is the first-ever torsion-resistant and PROFINET-compliant Cat. 7 cable. It can be twisted by 180° in both directions along a length of 1 m – at least 5 million times. The cable does not have any filler, and the cores are only held in place with a polyethylene cross separator, which makes the assembly process a great deal easier. During the design process, the Lapp engineers observed a particularly low tolerance of ±5% for the characteristic impedance, despite ±15% being permissible according to the standard. This improves the transfer properties even over short distances. The cable is listed according to UL CMX, so it can be used in North America for applications outside of control cabinets.
ETHERLINE® Flex Cat. 7 is listed according to AWM Style and is thus suitable in North America for applications inside control cabinets. It is flexible, even though it was not designed for continuous movement. Thanks to narrow core cross-sections, it has an outer diameter of just 6.4 mm and a bending radius of four times the outer diameter, i.e. less than 26 mm – which makes it ideal for well-stocked control cabinets where space is tight. ETHERLINE® Cat. 7 FLEX may be laid next to cables with up to 1,000 V, or without mechanical protection such as separators – thanks to the very effective shielding, there are no EMC problems even in such a scenario.
These and many other innovations from Lapp will be on show at Lapp’s stand (C03) in Hall 11 at Hannover Messe.
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