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HARTING T1 Industrial

What problem does your product solve?

Single-Pair Ethernet (SPE) will revolutionise industry. It has never been so easy to connect even small sensors to the internet. SPE is the technology that leads Ethernet all the way down to the little things in the industrial sector. This is how the industrial Internet of Things is created.

The key to enforcing universal cabling for SPE is standardisation. The IEEE802.3, which defines SPE, has reached a decision: the HARTING proposal, which is standardised in IEC 63171-6, now applies to all industrial requirements.

At the 2019 Hannover Messe trade fair, HARTING will be showing the first series parts which are based on IEC 63171-6 (formerly IEC 61076-3-125) and which present a comprehensive and flexible mating face. The integration of the interface into devices can now take place.

What is the product’s main benefit for the customer?

Thanks to reduced dimensions and less weight on connectors and cables, rail manufacturers can save weight, while automation engineers, devices and sensor manufacturers obtain the smallest available Ethernet interface for end-to-end IP-based communication from the Cloud to just about every type of sensor. All without gateways, without different protocols, and without the need for adjustments. SPE thus creates the real-world implementation of an idea that has long been under consideration – from the Cloud down to the sensor.

Are there any other important points that you can think of?

During development, the mating face was designed so that in the foreseeable future it will also be available in higher IP protection classes. Its small dimensions make it comparatively easy to fit into popular M12, M8, PushPull and SnapIn housings. As a result, for e.g. measurement and test purposes the user can place T1 IP20 cords on T1 M8 or M12 sockets.

HARTING T1 Industrial cabling components are the starting portfolio and enable the device integration of SPE/T1 interfaces and the power connection of these devices. Future higher bandwidths and transfer rates were also considered during development. Thus, the HARTING T1 Industrial Portfolio is being expanded gradually and, thanks to its future-oriented design, can also be expanded for applications in the direction of 10Gbit/s. In addition, a standard for only 10Mbit/s (IEEE 802.3cg) is being developed. This standard is also of great relevance for many areas in the industrial sector since it permits transmission distances of up to 1,000 m. Remote powering (Power over Data Line) also ensures the simultaneous transmission of data and power over a single wire pair.