Industrial Ethernet is the next step for the digitised factory of tomorrow. The world of fieldbus is stagnating, and the number of Ethernet nodes is increasing, with high double-digit growth rates. This is true in Asia and increasingly in Europe as well, and users are choosing CC-Link IE (Industrial Ethernet) technologies. These systems offer seamless data exchange at all levels of a production facility.
The CC-Link IE controller network has been designed for the rapid exchange of large amounts of data in a factory or production plant, whereas the CC-Link IE field network has been optimised for connection of a wide range of devices and their connection to other existing networks such as the standard CC-Link.
These increasing requirements for industrial Ethernet communication nodes call for a secure and long-lasting connection between the components to meet the continuously growing amounts of data being transferred. CAT5e and CAT6 chainflex Ethernet cables are the right choice to ensure this communication. With over 76 million strokes and a bend radius of 9.5 x d in the igus test laboratory, they have been able to clearly demonstrate their exceptionally long service life.
A big challenge in industrial environments is the limited life of data flows due to the ageing of the moving cables. Treotham is the only supplier to offer the igus CFBUS.045, CFBUS.PUR.045 and CFBUS.PVC.045 (CAT5e) and CFBUS.049, CFBUS.PUR.049 and CFBUS.PVC.049 (CAT6) series of bus cables. The most extensive range of cables on the market has been specially developed and tested for use in e-chains. With over two billion test cycles and more than 1.4 million electrical tests per year, igus is the number one for moving cables in e-chains. All test data is also entered in an online tool that precisely predicts the service life of all chainflex cables.
Further proof of cable quality is provided by certifications: all new BUS cables have been certified by the CLPA CC-Link Partner Association after extensive electrical tests, whereby the cables also have increased 600V UL certification.
Treotham supplies 1350 types of igus cable, the widest range of e-chain cables on the market with the world's most extensive selection of international certifications such as the CC-Link certificate. It has also been supplying UL-certified chainflex cables for mechanical and plant engineering for more than 25 years. For exporting companies, this means simple customs clearance for easy entry into the USA.
Due to its constant testing of all its chainflex cables in its in-house 2750m2 test laboratory, igus is the only manufacturer in the world to offer a 36-month guarantee on its complete cable range, including the new Ethernet cables for CAT5e and CAT6.
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