Belden adds Hirschmann and Lumberg Automation brands

26 November 2008

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Belden is introducing a new integrated cable, active component and connectivity marketing initiative for demanding and mission-critical industrial manufacturing environments.

With the addition of the Hirschmann and Lumberg Automation brands to the Belden industrial products portfolio, Belden is now one of the leading providers of communications networking products for discrete, process and infrastructure applications at the systems and components level.

Steve Biegacki, Belden's Global VP of Sales and Marketing, says: "Belden has integrated the Hirschmann and Lumberg Automation brands under the Belden umbrella, bringing fully integrated solutions to the industrial marketplace. Hirschmann industrial switches and networking devices are known to perform well in extreme conditions including high-temperature environments and where MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) is crucial.

“Lumberg Automation represents one of the top brands in industrial automation and connectivity, and Belden is the long-standing global leader in industrial, networking and building management cabling technology. Together, this new family of Belden brands can provide industrial end-users and OEMs with complete, end-to-end solutions for Industrial Ethernet, supporting leading protocols like EtherNet/IP, and other automation applications that are critical to their operations."

Extended product warranty

Belden Complete Industrial Solutions encompasses products that are designed and manufactured by Belden. Industrial Ethernet systems built using exclusively Belden, Hirschmann and Lumberg Automation products will benefit from the Belden extended product warranty.

Key product lines include managed and unmanaged switches, networking connectivity components, copper and fibre-optic cables, wireless LAN (WLAN) systems and industrial network management software.

Key applications for Belden Complete Industrial Solutions include:

  • Processing Industries – Chemical, food and beverage, mining, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, etc
  • Discrete Manufacturing – Automotive, electronics, industrial equipment, machine tools, packaging, etc
  • Industrial Infrastructure – Airports, bridges, power generation plants, shipyards, tunnels, utilities, water treatment plants, etc

Key service and support areas for Belden Complete Industrial Solutions include:

  • Network design consultation and verification
  • Training
  • Technical support
  • Extended product warranties
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