Requiring no tools for termination and assembly in the field, the new fully shielded connectors are Cat. 6 capable and compactly designed. Weidmüller has based its IE line of connectors featuring SteadyTec Technology on a modular platform concept.
The compact dimensions of Weidmüller's modular; variant 4 IE Line housing are comparable to those of an M12 connector. Supporting transmission rates up to 10 Gbit, it is future-proof by design. The variant 4 IE housing has been designed to accommodate a variety of inserts: these include RJ45 (tool-free or crimp) and fibre-optic inserts (standard LC duplex and SC connectors).
Utilising copper or fibre-optic cables, users are able to cover distances of a few meters through to several kilometres. The RJ45 connectors with IP67 rating support all of the different Industrial Ethernet protocols available on the market. The fibre-optic connectors are also equipped with a rapid termination technique and can be utilised for 50µm and 62.5µm Plastic Optical Fibre (POF), Plastic Cladded Fibre (PCF) and Glass Optical Fibre (GOP)