ALL ABOUT THE WORLD OF INFRASTRUCTURE
In order to make SPE an enabler of the smart field level and the IIoT, a uniform infrastructure and device components that coordinate with each other and function is necessary. Based on a uniform and standardized infrastructure of cables and interfaces, device and chip developers start their work. Only when the networking of the devices is securely guaranteed do they have the necessary security to invest in a completely new market. With the T1 Industrial style interface, such an interface is available. It complies with all relevant standards and also harmonizes with the SPE cable standards.
WELL IN SHAPE FOR BITS AND BYTES
Nothing causes more excitement in production than when everything stands still. This is particularly frustrating when it is due to a small component of the infrastructure that cannot withstand the tough demands. To prevent this from happening in a SPE ecosystem, the T1 Industrial connector has a very robust design. The shield plates are completely made of stainless steel. A robust core and a reliable cable gland provide enough stability in the field level and other hard locations.
The container principle
In industry, a wide variety of standards for plugs and sockets have been established over decades. Enclosures with quick-release locks, screw terminals in metric or inch dimensions. Depending on the field of application in protection classes IP 20 or IP 67. In order to be able to use these proven sizes and dimensions further, the T1 interface has been developed in a kind of container principle. It fits into well-known M12, M8 or other housings and can thus adopt the protective properties of this proven standard. At the same time, an IP 20 T1 can be plugged into an open IP 65/67 interface for service purposes, making it easy to maintain.
In addition to an IP 20 variant, the first IP 65/67 interfaces in M12 and M8 format will also be available in 2020. It is used for fast and well-protected connection of applications in demanding environments.
A strong connection
You know the moment when the plastic clip of the LAN connector has broken off? Just because you got stuck on the cable carelessly. Such moments of material weakness have no place in industrial applications. For this reason, the T1 interface is equipped with a robust metal lock made of stainless steel for a strong connection even under harsh conditions.
Can really take a hit
SPE is not only a smart gamechanger for the field level, but also saves a lot of space. Contemporary miniaturization for every device interface. With all the miniaturization, the stability in the device must not be neglected. The T1 Industrial device socket has four robust THR shield contacts, which are reliably soldered into the PCB and provide the best stability. The contacts are also designed as pin-in-hole variants. Should the socket have to absorb unexpected high forces, they cannot simply detach from the surface. A small but robust side of the device, which is plugged in correctly in case of doubt.
PROTECTS WHAT IS IMPORTANT
In order to meet the high frequency requirements of SPE, SPE infrastructure must be particularly well shielded. The standard interface now developed for industry has therefore been fundamentally redesigned and designed to meet these requirements. A completely symmetrical mating face in connection with a horizontal device socket ensures exactly the same running times in both copper wires in order to avoid signal overlapping. A complete 360° closed stainless steel jacket, which encloses the entire connector, ensures excellent electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and protects what is important: the data of your production.