Industrial automation is becoming an integral part of IT

Ethernet is considered the communications platform of the future, and will continue to gain significance as data rates rise. Already the key technology in industry today, it is used in almost every automation profile. HARTING supplies all the connection technology required.

To fully exploit the potential of modern Ethernet-based network infrastructure for Industrie 4.0, three factors are required: A standardized communications platform, robust network products such as switches and cables for industrial use, and standards that guarantee compatibility between the automation technology and information technology, as well as with the hardware and software solutions used in data networks.

Standard-compliant solutions with Ha-VIS preLink® technology make Integrated Industry applications safe investments.

The norms for structured cabling in different areas of application, such as office and industrial environments, computer centers and building technology, are collected in the third edition of ISO/IEC 11801. The new section for industry ISO/IEC 11801-3 lists norms that will allow isolated areas of automation to become an integrated part of a corporate network.

In order that users can create a universal cabling system, HARTING has developed an industrial cabling and connection system. At its core is the Ha-VIS preLink® terminal block which can be wired in one operation with the preLink® tool providing completely reliable and error-free results. All components are available in IP20 or IP65/67. Flexible and interchangeable connectors, sockets and connection elements suitable for a wide range of different devices and field bus interfaces in M12 or RJ45 technology ensure universal connections between factories and offices.

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