Get Wired for the Future With ETHERLINE® and UNITRONIC® Industrial Data Cables
Automation is increasingly playing a greater role in manufacturing—which means cables need to transmit more data than ever. A challenge with many cables, however, is their inability to provide high data rates while withstanding harsh industrial environments. These cables are repeatedly bent in cable tracks or exposed to corrosive materials, fluids and high temperatures.
LAPP overcomes these challenges with our ETHERLINE® and UNITRONIC® data cables and connectors. They’re just one of the ways we’re leading the charge for Industrial Data Communication (IDC) to help you achieve long-term automation success.
Let’s take a closer look at what these IDC cables offer:
ETHERLINE® Industrial Ethernet Cables
The most widely used protocol for machine and plant control, Ethernet lets you use one communication protocol throughout all areas of your facility while reducing the number of interfaces. Fast, secure and reliable, our ETHERLINE® industrial Ethernet cables provide greater flexibility and faster response times—even in demanding industrial environments.
Features and benefits include:
High data transmission rates
Range of CAT.5 to CAT.7 cables
Stationary, flexing and torsion-rated options
Fast assembly using RJ45 or M12 connectors
EtherNet/IP™, PROFINET® and EtherCAT®
Dynamic bandwidth adjustment with 10/100 Mbit/s, 1 Gbit up to current 10 Gbit/s
UNITRONIC® Fieldbus Cables
Our UNITRONIC® fieldbus cables enable reliable data transmission for industrial machinery, plant engineering, warehousing systems and more. Suitable for field- and machine-level applications, these cables connect a wide range of devices—including sensors, actuators, panels and PLCs—and are available for popular fieldbus systems, including:
DeviceNet™—Based on the CAN Bus protocol, this digital, multi-drop network connects industrial controllers and I/O devices.
PROFIBUS®—A leading system in process automation with bit rates of 1.5–12 Mbit/s.
AS-Interface (AS-Ii)—A cost-effective alternative for lower-fieldbus applications.
CAN/CANopen—Originally developed for vehicle applications, this protocol now extends to a variety of other industries.
INTERBUS®—A popular protocol for sensors/actuators in system production and process engineering.
To learn more about our ETHERLINE® and UNITRONIC® IDC series, download our automation brochure.