Industrial series I/O connector offers design flexibility for next-generation industrial modules

08-02-2019 | Hirose | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Hirose has expanded its rugged ix industrial connector family to include a vertical receptacle. The ix80 Series vertical receptacle gives design flexibility for manufacturers of next-generation industrial equipment. Providing a small robust design for use in most industrial environments, the connector is offered in two keying variations for Ethernet (A Key) and non-Ethernet (B Key) applications. With maximum dimensions of 11mm x 7.8mm x 9mm, the vertical receptacle decreases installation space by up to 75% compared to RJ45 solutions, and up to 28% compared to comparable snap-in I/O connectors. Supporting CAT5e and CAT6a cabling, the vertical receptacle I/O connector highlights an optimised EMI/ESD shielding design for safe and secure data transmission up to 10Gbps. Compliant to IEC PAS 61076-3-124, the series can be used as a next-generation standard connector in equipment such as industrial robotics, factory automation controllers, programmable logic controllers, servo amps, security systems, servers, robotics and more. "The ix Industrial Series supports high-speed data transmission capabilities that enable industrial equipment advancements in smart manufacturing. We continue to expand the product offering to meet the needs of customers in this growing market," said Bill Kysiak, product marketing manager for Hirose Electric USA.

By Craig Dyball