Treotham expands its single-pair Ethernet range with LAPP ETHERLINE
Treotham has released the LAPP ETHERLINE, expanding its single-pair Ethernet (SPE) range and building on the ETHERLINE T1 product family.
SPE has proven itself as a key technology on the way to SmartFactory and Industry 4.0, enabling more consistent and efficient industrial Ethernet networks and only needs one pair of cores to transmit data.
The ETHERLINE T1 Y Flex 1x2x22/7 AWG is a UL-certified two-core data cable for highspeed information exchange that maintains the same high data rates while significantly reducing the setup required. Thanks to its small bending radius and small outer diameter, it is exceptionally lightweight and easy to install and is indispensable for connection at the field level.
The new Power-Over-Data-Line compatible cable complies with IEEE 802.3bu and has been specially designed for transmitting digital signals in the frequency range up to 600MHz over distances of up to 40m.
It enables a simultaneous power and data supply to SPE terminals with low energy consumption (up to 50W). The design of the SPE cable guarantees ideal protection against electromagnetic interference. Thanks to an aluminium-laminated foil and copper braid screening with a high degree of coverage (SF/UTP), it is double shielded.
Additionally, the PVC outer sheath is resistant to acids and alkalis and is partially oil resistant. As a UL/CSA certified Power Limited Tray Cable (PLTC), the new SPE cable can also be installed openly on cable trays.
The new ETHERLINE T1 Y Flex 1x2x22/7 AWG opens up a host of future-proof possible applications in automation technology.
“Single-pair Ethernet is an important technology for the future. But to achieve broad market penetration we need standardised and uniform connectors,” LAPP product manager industrial communication Christian Illenseer says.
“You need a single standard to ensure the compatibility of the components. We decided on the SPE Industrial Partner Network because we believe that this standard has the best prospects of success in the market.”