Our «PROFINET robotic» product range meets the new «Type R» industry standard and brings up to 100Mbit/sec to the tip of the robot arm.
A new standard called «Type R» defines requirements for Profinet cables used in robotic applications. With «PROFINET robotic» we have been offering a product portfolio for over a year, which combines very good drag chain properties (5 million bending cycles) with very good torsion properties (5 million torsion cycles) and thus precisely meets the requirements of the new industry standard. The flexible cable designated as S5100 is based on a two-pair data cable that guarantees Fast Ethernet transmission according to Cat5e.
100Mbit/sec on the robot arm
Our «PROFINET robotic» range brings data transmission rates of up to 100Mbit/sec to the tip of a robot arm. The S5100 cable withstands a combined load from horizontal movement and torsion, so that grippers with for example intelligent sensors or cameras can be reliably controlled. Due to its UL-approval, the PUR-cable is suitable for the North American market. Various connectors in M8-, M12- and RJ45 design ensure that seamless data communication can be implemented between the sensors on the robot arm, the robot system and their connection to the control level.
After a challenging financial year in 2020 we were able to reach consolidated revenue at previous year’s level.
Despite the challenges of the past year, the ESCHA Group has achieved a stable result. At just over 70 million Euros, consolidated group sales in 2020 were fairly exactly at the previous year’s level. As we are positioned in various target sectors, the declines in weaker automotive-related industries could be compensated by rising demand from other markets. Compared to the previous year, the number of employees worldwide fell by 70 to a total of 780 employees.
We had expected many new challenges for 2020, but not a pandemic. Through our subsidiary in Shanghai, we could already feel in January last year what this unusual situation can mean for a manufacturing industrial company. It was only by the calm and deliberateness dealing with these conditions of our management team and employees that we were able to carry on our business, serve our customers, and finalized with a stable result.
Positive mood in the market
Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, all forecasts for the future can only remain bold and uncertain. Thanks to the currently positive mood in our market environment we are associated with another positive plan for 2021, in which we want to grow again. The industrial transformation with the related megatrends as well as the accelerated digitalization will play into our hands and our products.
Our cost-effective PVC-cable is predestined for Industrial Ethernet applications with minimum demands towards drag-chain- and torsion capabilities.
For many years, ESCHA has been offering a wide choice of connectors and cable qualities for Industrial Ethernet applications. These cable qualities are suitable for medium and high mechanical stresses as well as robotic applications. Flexibility and mobility are particularly important in this area. Due to rising customer demands for a cost-effective solution for applications with low mechanical stresses, we are now rounding off our portfolio and offering a corresponding PVC-cable called S5200.
PNO-compliant and data transmission according to Cat5e
The new cable quality from ESCHA is PNO-compliant and perfectly suitable for applications in which drag-chain- and torsion properties are not important. We are already presenting a comprehensive product portfolio with M8-, M12-, and RJ45 connectors at the market launch. All components with the new cable quality guarantee a reliable data transmission according to Cat5e and meet the tightness requirements of protection classes IP67 and IP68.
As of now, ESCHA offers a flexible EtherCAT-cable with yellow outer jacket which guarantees a safe and reliable data transmission according to Cat5e.
ESCHA is well-known for a fast and flexible implementation of current customer requirements to its standard portfolio. Our new EtherCAT-cable with yellow outer jacket is just one of many examples. The use of a yellow cable is particularly mandatory in automobile production, but it is also increasingly recommended in many other applications.
High flexibility and safe data transmission
Our new cable called S1329 guarantees an industry suitable data transmission according to Cat5e and meets the real-time requirements according to IEC 61158. Due to its flexible structure, it is drag-chain suitable and can withstand more than 5 million bending cycles. Different version with M8- (four-pole), M12- (four-pole, D-coded), and RJ45 connectors are available now. Thanks to their UL-certification you can use the new EtherCAT-components without hesitation on the North American Market. Furthermore, we guarantee you the tightness requirements of protection classes IP67 and IP68.
Please note our shipping days and good acceptance at the turn of the year 2020 / 2021.
Last shipping day:
16 December 2020 RoW
17 December 2020 EU
18 December 2020 Germany
Last good acceptance:
18 December 2020
First shipping day:
4 January 2021
First good acceptance:
6 January 2021
24 to 31 December 2021
If you have any questions, our contact persons from Sales and Purchasing will be happy to help.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The new field-wireable M12-connectors from ESCHA are extremely compact and therefore particularly suitable for space-critical applications.
Field-wireable connectors ae used wherever a high degree of flexibility is required. For instance in case of initially unknown cable lengths or panel feedthroughs. However, these often have two weaks compared to overmolded connectors:
- Their installation requires a great deal of sensitivity is therefore more complex.
- They are much larger and therefore require more installation space.
The new and extremely compact field-wireable M12-connectors from ESCHA are a perfect solution. They feature crimp-contacts that can be assembled quickly and easily with a crimping tool. Thanks to their slim and compact housing, they take up less space and are therefore particularly suitable for space-critical applications.
Two versions for a variety of applications
As of now, you can get the new field-wireable M12-connectors from ESCHA in two versions: A-coded variants are designed to meet the requirements of sensor/actuator wiring, while D-coded variants guarantee permanent data transmission according to Cat5e. Both variants are adapted for cable diameters from 4.5mm to 8mm and wire-cross-sections between 0.25mm² and 1mm². This means that they cover a very wide range of cables and can be used in a variety of applications.
Without any problem, you can use the field-wireable connectors in an ambient temperature range from -40°C to +90°C. In screwed status, they meet the tightness requirements of protection class IP67. A realiable 360°-shielding ensures secure data- and signal transmission.
Crimping tool and locator
The corresponding crimping tool and the required locator are also available from ESCHA. Both accessory products are exactly adapted to the requirements of the field-wireable connectors and guarantee a smooth assembly.
Since 1 June 2020, Mardal Systems LLC has been our new and exclusive sales partner on the Ukrainian market. Lots of products are manufactured in the Ukraine, which are exported to Europe and consequently have to comply with international standards. Due to the increasing export business, the demand for high-quality components is growing. This specifically holds for factory automation, where standard products and customized solutions are required. This is where ESCHA’s strengths lie and we want to profit mutually.
Mardal Systems was established in 2019 and is, next to ESCHA, partner with other well-known brands in the field of industrial connectivity. Thanks to more than twenty years of industry- and sales experience of company founder and Managing Director Valeriy Mardal, the company has an excellent network within the Ukrainian industry.
With plastic locking nuts in Hygienic Design it is easy to achieve cost benefits towards stainless steel in food- and beverage applications.
The food industry sets high demands in terms of hygiene and process security. These demands can be transferred one-to-one to connectors and cables. To withstand aggressive cleaning- and detergent agents, it is common to refer to special plastics or V4A stainless-steel as material. As of now, ESCHA offers connectors with cost-effective plastic locking nuts in Hygienic Design, abandoning the comparably expensive stainless-steel locking nuts.
The new plastic locking nuts developed by ESCHA are extremely robust and can be tightened by hand as well as with a torque wrench. Afterwards they fulfil the protection standards according to IP67, IP68, and IP69. Due to their unique plastics compound they are resistant to Ecolab detergents. Their Hygienic Design prevents the formation of dirt pockets and residues. Therefore, connectors with plastic locking nut can be used in the product contact zone without more ado.
The new plastic locking nuts are available for M12-connectors in three, four-, or five-pole version. There are three cable qualities at your disposal. Additionally, you can choose between male and female as well as straight and angled variants.
ESCHA extends its M12 power product-range with PNO-compliant variants. The new power components facilitate a transmission of up to 63V DC at a rating of up to 16A.
More and more compact installations require similar compact interfaces – not only for data- and signal transmission, but also for the power supply. The industry-proven M12-interface has become the new and compact benchmark for power supply over the recent years. Since 2015, you get M12 power components from ESCHA in different coding-types and for different voltage-ranges.
Five-pole L-coding with functional ground
As of now, you get new variants, meeting the demands of the Profibus User Organization (PNO). PNO-compliant connectivity from ESCHA disposes of a standard-corresponding five-pole L-coding with one contact for functional ground. To distinguish from other M12 power connectors, PNO-compliant components have a grey cable and grey contact-carriers. M12 power connectivity from ESCHA facilitates a safe and reliable power transmission of up to 63V DC at a current rating of up to 16A, while meeting IP67 and IP68 protection classes.
Power follows Bus
Next to single-ended- and double-ended cord sets as well as receptacles for front-wall- and back-wall mounting, ESCHA offers compact power splitters in H-, h-, and T housing-styles. With these splitters you can easily realize a decentralized power wiring following the bus wiring. We call this ‘Power follows Bus’
We have developed extremely robust plastic locking nuts for demanding applications in utility vehicle area or agriculture. You may choose from four different colors.
Plastic locking nuts dispose of a distinctive advantage over stainless steel locking nuts: They are a cost-effective, but no means a cheap alternative. Due to high-quality plastics, they are media- and temperature resistant and are perfectly suitable for applications in the field of mobile automation. In this environment, containments with pressurised water, mud or oil are typical. Additionally, it is predominated by extremely high temperatures in the summer and extremely low temperatures in the winter. Plastic locking nuts and grip bodies from ESCHA can easily be cleaned and withstand temperatures from -30°C to +90°C. Furthermore, UV stabilizers prevent them getting porous or rough.
Four colors enhance clarity
You can get the plastic locking nuts in black, grey, red or blue. This helps you to easily mark, match and differentiate the connectors in the end. Clarity in the application enhances noticeably and mismatching while mounting can be avoided.
Through their unique design, you can tighten the plastic locking nuts by hand as well as with a torque wrench. Afterwards, they meet standard IEC 61076-2-101 and fulfil the high protection degrees according to IP67 and IP68.
We extended our international sales network and are happy to announce the new partnership with Fritz Kupferschmied from Israel.
Since the beginning of the year, Fritz Kupferschmied (FRK) has exclusively been selling ESCHA connectivity on the Israeli market. Together we intend to focus on the sales of customer-specific developments. We are going to benefit from the excellent network, which FRK could establish over the last thirty years within the Israeli industry. FRK resorts to solutions of renowned suppliers from Europe and North America to put together the adequate package for their customers. ESCHA products and services perfectly supplement this offer.
With the new sales partnership, ESCHA extends its international network and is now present in more than thirty countries. With production facilities in Germany, China, and the Czech Republic as well as licensed production in the USA and Mexico, we guarantee high availability and consistent quality of our products worldwide.
Following years of strong growth the ESCHA Group had to report a drop in turnover for the first time in the fiscal year 2019.
The ESCHA Group has generated a consolidated total turnover at around 70 million Euros in the fiscal year 2019. The tense economic situation in the machine-building and automation industry caused the first drop in turnover in six years. In contrast, other markets, such as renewables and transportation, developed positively. The number of employees declined slightly. In 2019, 850 employees worked for our company group worldwide. That is fifty fewer than in 2018.
We were not quite able to achieve our revenue target for 2019 and missed the original target by around three percent. The negative impact of trade tariffs, the general insecurity concerning the Brexit and the structural transformation in the automotive industry have affected the general market situation and have left their marks on our company.
Outlook into the future
At the same time, we are cautiously optimistic about the future. The digitalization and automation of the industry offer ESCHA plenty of opportunities in the future: There is a cross-industry trend towards more participants and higher data volumes. Additionally, there is a rising demand for high-quality manufactured connectivity in the fields of intralogistics, renewables, and transportation.
Body construction and vehicle assembly have different demands towards connectors and cables. The new ESCHA automotive portfolio offers just the right solutions for both areas.
ESCHA offers ready-made single-ended and double-ended cord sets in M8x1 and M12x1 housing style for automobile construction. Our components are ideally suited for the different demands in body construction as well as vehicle assembly. Choose, inter alia, our new PUR-cable with enlarged outer-jacket for excellent welding sparks resistance. Or our UL-approved S370-cable with good drag-chain- and torsion resistance.
Safety applications and accessories
You can get both cable qualities with a yellow cable-jacket, which offers high visibility. Our connectors are available in yellow, as well. Suitable accessories like T-splitters, dustproof caps and mounting solutions complement our range.
At SPS 2019 ESCHA shows its new M12x1-connectors with plastic locking nuts as well as PNO-compliant, five-pole, L-coded M12x1-power-connectivity with grey contact carrier and grey cable.
At ESCHA, this year’s SPS will be marked by two product premieres. In hall 10.0, stand 321our new M12x1-connectors with plastic locking nuts will be on display for the first time. The plastic locking nuts provide a cost-effective alternative to stainless steel locking nuts. Furthermore, we are presenting five-pole variants of our L-coded M12x1-power-connectors. These are PNO-compliant due to a grey contact carrier and a grey cable and facilitate a power transmission of up to 63V DC at a current rating of up to 16A.
M12x1-connectors with plastic locking nuts
Plastic locking nuts dispose of a decisive advantage over stainless steel locking nuts: They are a cost-effective, but no means a cheap alternative. The plastic locking nuts developed by ESCHA are extremely robust and can be tightened by hand as well as with a torque wrench. They are media- and temperature resistant and especially adapted for applications in utility vehicle area or agriculture. Our plastic nuts come in four colours (black, grey, red, and blue). Thus, connectors can easily be marked facilitating a quick allocation or distinction.
A special version in a so called ‘Hygienic Design’ is resistant to Ecolab-detergents and meets the specific demands of the food- and beverage industry.
Extension M12x1-power-product portfolio
The demand for a reliable power transmission via the compact and proven M12x1-interface is constantly rising. At SPS 2019, we show new L-coded, five-pole versions of our M12x1-power-connectors with grey cable and grey contact carriers, meeting the current PNO-demands. All new single-ended- and double-ended cord sets as well as receptacles and splitters facilitate a power transmission of up to 63V DC at a current rating of up to 16A. With ESCHA M12x1-power-components you can easily realize a decentralized power wiring following your bus wiring.
You will find these novelties and other interesting solutions in hall 10.0 on stand 321 from 26 to 28 November.
ESCHA exclusively offers a new cable-quality, which meets all important rail-standards and simultaneously resists up to 1 million double-strokes. So far, one excluded the other.
Safety standards in the bus- and rail area are very high. All materials used in this application environment have to meet specific approvals. The two international standards DIN EN 45545-2 and DIN EN 50155 are decisive for connectors and cables. These characterize fire performance respectively mechanical stresses, connectors and cables have to meet.
For the first time and exclusively at ESCHA, you can obtain a cable-quality, which meets these important standards and simultaneously resists up to 1 million double-strokes. So far, there has been no other cable on the market combining these features.
High bending loads and absolute reliability
The new cable called S5555 is particularly suited for door applications or entrance systems. In this environment, the cable is exposed to high bending loads. At the same time, it has to be absolutely reliable so that doors open and close as well as steps retract and extend properly.
S5555 is available as connection- or junction cable with M8x1- or M12x1 connectors. Optionally, you can order a threaded grip-body, which facilitates fitting a protective hose. All products fulfil the high requirements of protection class IP67.