Harting is expanding its Han-Modular connector family with the addition of two shielded Cat 6A data modules. These combine high mating-cycle (HMC) capability with operation at data rates in the Gigabit Ethernet range.
The introduction of the new modules is in response to the increasing modularisation of industrial facilities, which is leading to a growing demand for high mating-cycle connectors capable of handling high-speed data in addition to the transmission of power and signals.
Designed for use with the basic Han-Modular HMC hinged frame, the two new modules are the Han Megabit HMC module and the Han Gigabit HMC module. Both modules provide secure and shielded data transmission at up to 10,000 mating cycles. An optimised surface in the mating area ensures long-lasting and reliable performance.
The Han Megabit HMC module can be deployed with megabit Ethernet Cat 5E, and is especially attractive in applications that, in addition to reliable data transmission, require very high robustness of the interface. The Han Gigabit HMC module enables the use of Gigabit Ethernet Cat 6A, and is suitable for the transfer of highly sensitive data bus signals. As a result, the Han HMC can now supply the three lifelines of industrial applications: data, signals and power.
These two new members of the Han-Modular product family are complemented by a selection of modules and contacts for power and signal transmission.