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The connectivity specialist ESCHA has developed a new and comprehensive product portfolio with overmolded connectors in Deutsch-DT design. The rectangular connectors are particularly suitable for application areas in the field of agricultural- and construction machinery, emergency vehicles as well as the transport industry and the extreme environmental conditions and loads prevailing there.

Halver, 22 March 2022 – The connectivity specialist ESCHA has developed a new and comprehensive product portfolio with overmolded connectors in Deutsch-DT design. The rectangular connectors are particularly suitable for application areas in the field of agricultural- and construction machinery, emergency vehicles as well as the transport industry and the extreme environmental conditions and loads prevailing there. The new product range is available with immediate effect and is already available for market launch in the typical 2-, 4- and 6-pole versions in male- and female design. In combination with the ESCHA exclusive PUR cable called «S370», the new connectors in Deutsch-DT design become real all-rounders.

The agricultural sector and commercial vehicle industry set exceptionally high demands in terms of connectivity. The environmental conditions and every-day loads are particularly challenging. Even in this industry, the trend is moving away from manual assembly to overmolded and immediately usable connectivity. The advantages of this solution are obvious: A reduced error rate as well as a faster, more reliable and more cost-effective wiring. The new product range in Deutsch-DT design from ESCHA combines the aforementioned advantages in one product. Additionally, it does not fall back on field-wireable components –as usual in the market. It offers a one-shot-solution engineered from scratch at ESCHA. This avoids long supply chains and ensures high availability.

High variety

At the market launch, the product range will include single-ended cord sets with open cable ends as well as double-ended cord sets with overmolded connectors in Deutsch-DT design on the B-side. As usual at ESCHA and upon customer request, different modification options are possible, such as double-ended cord sets with M12-connectors on the B-side. Due to this wide range of variants, the overmolded connectors in Deutsch-DT design not only replace the field-wireable variants that were primarily used up to now, they also offer a compact alternative to valve connectors.

The DT-connectors can optionally be equipped with a threaded grip body for protective hoses. The protective hoses offer additional protection against stone chips and pollution in the outdoor area. All products meet the high demands of protection classes IP67, IP68 and IP69. The molded release tab prevents unintentional disconnection under load and increases safety. An also molded dovetail can be used for installation. To increase clarity in the application, colored marking rings can be ordered as matching original accessories.

Complete program for «Mobile Automation»

Next to the new connectors in Deutsch-DT design, ESCHA has been offering M12-connectors with plastic locking nuts for a while. These are also particularly suitable for demanding applications in the agricultural- and commercial vehicle sector. Due to their robustness, they offer a cost-effective alternative to stainless-steel locking nuts. The high-quality plastics do not only withstand extreme temperature changes from -30°C to +90°C, furthermore, they consist of UV stabilizers prevent them getting porous or rough. In addition, they can be easily removed from containments with pressurised water, mud or oil. Through their unique design, the plastic locking nuts can be tightened by hand as well as with a torque wrench. Afterwards, they also fulfil the high protection degrees according to IP67, IP68 and IP69. The plastic locking nuts are available in black, grey, red or blue to easily mark, match and differentiate the connectors.

The connectivity specialist ESCHA does not only offer unique single-ended- and double-ended cord sets, it also offers manufactured cable harnesses adapted to individual customer requirements.

Halver, 8 March 2022– The connectivity specialist ESCHA does not only offer unique single-ended- and double-ended cord sets, it also offers manufactured cable harnesses adapted to individual customer requirements. Complex wiring structures can easily be realized with these harnesses. Overmolded connectors from ESCHA can be combined into inch-perfect cable harnesses facilitating and speeding up fitters’ work. It is possible to label cables through a variety of markings and printings simplifying allocation of cables and contributing to reducing installation time as well.

Meanwhile, single cord sets are no more used in many applications, but readily made harnesses. Typical examples of this are wind turbines or the railway industry. ESCHA manufacturers cable harnesses for wind turbines with a total length of over 18 meters. In the railway industry, the variability is very high because individual cable harnesses are often required due to the different specifications for individual wagons. Cable harnesses have many advantages over single cables: They need small space and can be installed more easily and quickly.

Individualization upon customer request

Upon customer request, ESCHA equips overmolded connectors in cable harnesses with markings, printings and protective hoses facilitating installation even by unskilled staff. In order to make sure cable harnesses can be directly installed, they undergo a hundred percent electrical test at ESCHA. On demand, they are packed and shipped as customer individual sets.

The ESCHA Group and duotec acquire highly qualified manufacturing capacities in Central Europe. duotec and ESCHA will jointly acquire 49 percent of the shares in SVI Hungary Kft on 1 March 2022, in Ajka (Western Hungary) by the SVI Group.

Halver, 2 March 2022 – The ESCHA Group and duotec acquire highly qualified manufacturing capacities in Central Europe. duotec and ESCHA will jointly acquire 49 percent of the shares in SVI Hungary Kft on 1 March 2022, in Ajka (Western Hungary) by the SVI Group. Over the next two years, duotec and ESCHA will also take over the remaining 51 percent. Carsten Bremerskov, Vice President of Sales SVI Group: “The transaction is good news for SVI, duotec and the ESCHA Group as it will create new investments and business areas for SVI Hungary. I would like to congratulate our three groups on this successful transaction.”

Central location, short distances and 20 years of EMS competence

duotec and ESCHA will jointly increase production for SVI Hungary Kft. in the future and invest further. The first projects are already underway, as SVI Hungary Kft. with its approximately 120 highly qualified employees have a lot of experience, especially in the assembly of electrical and electronic components. From now on, duotec and ESCHA customers will be able to take advantage of further attractive benefits: diversified and stable supply chains with the highest quality. In addition, the entire transaction will be handled by the well-known duotec and ESCHA contact persons.

"In times of allocation and interrupted supply chains, access to regional production sites becomes more and more important. Therefore, we are pleased to welcome SVI Hungary, a competitive site to duotec," says Philipp Mirliauntas (CSO duotec).

"The ESCHA Group has experienced continuous growth in recent years. We are pleased that with the investment in SVI Hungary we have the opportunity to expand our production capacities in Europe and to continue the growth course we have embarked upon. Thanks to the excellently trained employees in Hungary, we will be able to continue to supply our customers reliably and with the usual high ESCHA quality," adds Dietrich Turck (Managing Director ESCHA Group).

Manufacturing in Central Europe

Following the acquisition of shares in the EMS service provider Tabemax S.J. in Poland at the end of last year by ml&s GmbH & Co. KG, a duotec company, another attractive manufacturing location is now available in Hungary. Bernd Odoj (COO duotec): "We are very much looking forward to the future cooperation with the Hungarian company. Together with SVI Hungary as an excellent producer, we will further develop the portfolio of the entire duotec and offer our customers an optimal and sustainable product range."

The Germany-based ESCHA Group generated a consolidated turnover of 87 million Euros in the 2021 financial year and thus achieved a new record result.

Halver, 15 February 2022 – The Germany-based ESCHA Group generated a consolidated turnover of 87 million Euros in the 2021 financial year and thus achieved a new record result. Compared to the previous year, this corresponds to growth of plus 24 percent. The number of employees worldwide has also increased. While around 780 people were working for the industrial connectivity specialist in 2020, there were around 840 employees in the past financial year. The record figures result from sales growth in all important key markets and target industries.

“After the challenges of 2020, we deliberately started 2021 with positive planning. At the time, we were already firmly convinced that industrial transformation with the related megatrends as well as the accelerated digitization would play into our hands and our products. However, we did not expect an increase in sales of almost a quarter. Especially since the general conditions were anything but optimal due to the ongoing pandemic, the tense situation with primary goods and the supply chains that were not yet running smoothly again. We would never have been able to reach this milestone without the dedication and commitment of our employees”, says Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Marco Heck, Managing Director of the ESCHA Group and adds: “These impressive figures are also the result of process optimization and targeted investments. Last year, we invested more than 2.3 million Euros in new machinery and equipment. We would have invested even more but had to contend with delivery bottlenecks on the part of the machine manufacturers.”

Since March 2021, ESCHA has been a member of the «Climate Friendly Mid-Sized Companies» initiative of the Federal Association of Energy Consumers (VEA). So far, around 100 mid-sized companies have joined forces in this initiative to exchange views on environmental and climate protection and to benefit from each other’s experiences. The common goals are to use energy more efficiently, to focus more on climate-friendly energies and to support climate protection projects.

Growth target for 2022

Despite the continuing uncertainties, the ESCHA Group is entering the year 2022 with a clear growth target. Marco Heck: “We want to continue the successful growth path of the 2021 financial year in 2022. In order to remain to serve our customers reliably, ESCHA will put new production capacities into operation in Hungary and Poland. Moreover, we will continue to invest in our headquarters in Halver, Germany. In addition, we will extend our product portfolio in many areas, focussing on the future technology of Single Pair Ethernet (SPE). This technology will make a significant contribution to the ongoing digitization of industrial manufacturing processes.”

In order to achieve the stated goals, ESCHA relies on well-trained staff. Especially at the headquarters in Germany, the family-controlled company is currently looking for employees for very different areas. In addition to Germany, ESCHA is present in 33 countries – either with the support of partners or through own sales. Thanks to production facilities in Europe and China as well as license production in the USA and Mexico, ESCHA guarantees high availability and consistent quality of its products worldwide.

Due to the current occurrence of infections in Germany and Bavaria, the German connectivity specialist ESCHA had to cancel their attendance in this year’s «SPS smart production solutions» trade-show, taking place in Nuremberg from 23 to 25 November 2021.

Halver, 17 November 2021 – Due to the current occurrence of infections in Germany and Bavaria, the German connectivity specialist ESCHA had to cancel their attendance in this year’s «SPS smart production solutions» trade-show, taking place in Nuremberg from 23 to 25 November 2021. The rising incidences as well as the current recommendation of the German government’s central scientific institution in the field of biomedicine (Robert-Koch-Institut / RKI) led among other things to this decision.

“Like many in our industry, we were looking forward to this year’s SPS in Nuremberg. We had hoped to be able to meet our partners and customers in person again. Unfortunately, the corona situation has worsened in Germany in general and in Bavaria in particular in the last few weeks. This development and the recommendation of the RKI to avoid major events meant that ESCHA unfortunately had to cancel their participation”, says Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Marco Heck, Managing Director of the ESCHA Group and adds: “In the current situation, there is no risk to take and it is important to protect the health of our employees and trade-show visitors.”

The SPS in Nuremberg is the biggest and most important event for ESCHA in the European trade-show calendar. Therefore, the company hopes that next year’s edition can take place under reasonable conditions. The past few months have shown that there is no digital substitute for face-to-face events.

At the SPS 2021 in Nuremberg, the German connectivity specialist ESCHA is giving an outlook on the coming trends and technologies that will shape the development of connectors in the coming years.

Halver, 7 October 2021 – At the SPS 2021 in Nuremberg, the German connectivity specialist ESCHA is giving an outlook on the coming trends and technologies that will shape the development of connectors in the coming years. The main focus will be on Single Pair Ethernet technology (SPE). ESCHA will show a first concept, which is going to be further developed in customer discussions and adapted to current needs. In addition, the company is showing two product novelties that will be available immediately after their trade show premiere. These include new connectors in Deutsch-DT design, which are primarily aimed at applications in the field of mobile automation, as well as new shielded connectors that complement the present multipole M8 product range.

Single Pair Ethernet – The future standard

Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) is the future technology in industrial automation. Using compact cables and connectors, high data transmission rates can be brought to the most distant sensor in the field. SPE is a vital component on the way to a fully networked production as envisaged in Industry 4.0 or IIoT. As a member of the SPE Industrial Partner Network, in which leading technology companies have joined forces, ESCHA is promoting the development of a uniform SPE interface. On this basis, ESCHA has developed an SPE concept based on the T1 industrial interface according to IEC 63171-6, which was defined in 2018.

The overmolded M8- and M12-variants shown by ESCHA will meet the market-based tightness requirements and are therefore particularly suitable for use in harsh industrial environments. They will be available as single-ended- and double-ended cord sets and facilitate the power transmission typical for SPE (Power over Data Line). But before the concept will be finally market-ready, the connectivity specialist wants to use the first in-person trade show in two years to discuss the final details in joint customer meetings.

Connectors in Deutsch-DT design for mobile automation

In the agricultural sector and commercial vehicle industry, exceptionally high demands are placed on connectivity. The environmental conditions and everyday stresses are extreme. In this sector, as well, the trend is away from manual assembly and towards overmolded connectivity that can be used immediately. The advantages are obvious: less susceptibility to errors as well as faster, more reliable and more cost-effective wiring. ESCHA has developed a new product range with overmolded connectors based on the widely used Deutsch-DT design, which combines the aforementioned advantages in one product. Additionally, it does not fall back on prefabricated components, but offers a solution engineered from scratch at ESCHA, in which the self-designed contacts and contact carriers are overmolded in a one-shot process. This avoids long supply chains and ensures high availability.

The 2-, 4- and 6-pole versions are available in male- and female design as well as single-ended- and double-ended cord sets. As usual at ESCHA and upon customer request, different modification options are possible, such as double-ended cord sets with M12-connectors on the B-side. Due to this wide range of variants, the overmolded connectors in Deutsch-DT design do not only replace the field-wireable variants that were primarily used up to now, they also offer a compact alternative to valve connectors. The DT-connectors can optionally be equipped with a threaded grip body for protective hoses. The protective hoses offer additional protection against stone chips and pollution in the outdoor area. All products meet the high demands of protection class IP67, IP68 and IP69.

Multipole M8-connectivity in shielded design

Sensors are becoming more compact and more complex; therefore they have to deliver even more information, too. Due to this development, the demand for simultaneously compact and multipole connectors is rising. The connectivity specialist ESCHA meets this demand with its M8-product-range in 8-pole-design. So far, the ESCHA multipole product range only consisted of unshielded versions. The shielded versions will celebrate their premiere at the SPS. At market launch, straight and angled versions will be available in male and female design. With «S370» (PUR/PP) and «P00» (PVC/PVC), there are two cable qualities to choose from.

Standard, Special, Tailor-made

In addition, ESCHA is again showing solutions out of its comprehensive standard portfolio as well as interesting modification projects and customer-specific developments. Visitors can get information on these topics on Stand 341 in Hall 10.0 from 23 to 25 November.

As sensors are becoming more and more complex and compact, the information density to be transmitted is continuously rising. This development directly influences the connectivity to be used and leads to an increasing demand for connectors that are also compact and multipole at the same time.

Halver, 29 June 2021 – As sensors are becoming more and more complex and compact, the information density to be transmitted is continuously rising. This development directly influences the connectivity to be used and leads to an increasing demand for connectors that are also compact and multipole at the same time. Therefore, the German connectivity specialist ESCHA extends its M8-connector range by multipole variants with 8 pins. A complete product family consisting of molded single-ended- and double-ended cordsets as well as matching receptacles will be on offer right from the market launch. There are two cable qualities to choose from, which particularly meet the demands of automation industry.

Technical features allow a wide range of applications

The new M8-connectors comply with the IEC 61076-2-104 standard. They are dust- and waterproof according to protection classes IP65, IP67 and IP68. In addition, they can be used without hesitation in a temperature range from -30°C to +90°C. Right from the market launch, ESCHA will be offering a comprehensive product portfolio consisting of straight and angled connectors in male or female design. These are available as single-ended- or double-ended cordsets in different standard lengths or in customer-specific length. A flexible, silicone- and halogen-free PUR-cable with high mechanical strength and UL-approval (S370) as well as a cost-effective PVC-cable (P00) are available as cable qualities. Both cable qualities especially meet the demands of mechanical- and plant engineering and cover typical applications. Due to a connection cross-section up to 0.25mm² the M8-connectors with eight pins have a low voltage drop. At the beginning of the fourth quarter 2021, shielded versions will follow to complete the product portfolio.

In automotive production, connectivity has to meet different requirements in different production areas. The German connectivity specialist ESCHA offers special solutions taking into account the requirements in body construction on the one hand and in vehicle assembly on the other.

Halver, 8 June 2021 – In automotive production, connectivity has to meet different requirements in different production areas. The German connectivity specialist ESCHA offers special solutions taking into account the requirements in body construction on the one hand and in vehicle assembly on the other. Among other things, a cable quality with enlarged outer-jacket for excellent welding sparks resistance was developed for the body construction. For the area of vehicle assembly, extremely flexible cable qualities are offered due to the high density of robots. In both areas, the Automation Initiative of the German Automotive Industry (AIDA) defines so called safety applications in which only connectors with a yellow grip body and a yellow cable may be used. These special solutions are also part of the ESCHA automotive portfolio.

At ESCHA, automobile manufacturers obtain individual components that are optimally tailored to the different areas and their requirements. The connectivity specialist dealt in advance and in detail with the respective requirements and developed a suitable product range that goes far beyond single-ended- and double-ended cord sets. While Y-splitters from ESCHA enable automobile manufacturers to distribute signals quickly and easily, matching original accessories – like mounting clips – increase the clarity and safety in the system. M8- and M12-connectors are simply pressed into these clips. Then, the cables are securely attached and can be assigned more easily.

Connectivity for the body construction

Vehicle bodies are manufactured in the body construction, which is why welding robots are used and welding beads might occur. These welding beads must not permanently damage the cables so that machine failures do not occur later. That is why ESCHA offers a special cable quality with enlarged outer-jacket designated as «S740» for this application area. Despite its enlarged outer-jacket, this cable offers good drag-chain- and torsion capabilities and can withstand up to five million bending cycles without any problems.

Connectivity for vehicle assembly

There is a comparably high density of robots in vehicle assembly. Due to the constant movements, the mechanical stresses are very demanding for the connectors and cables. The connectors must have a reliable vibration protection to avoid disconnecting under permanent load and to ensure a constant data- and signal transmission. The cables must have to withstand several million drag-chain- and torsion cycles. For this area ESCHA has developed an extremely flexible PUR-cable called «S370» that can take up to five million drag-chain cycles and up to two million torsion cycles.

Safety applications

In order to distinguish between safety applications and other applications, the Automation Initiative of the German Automotive Industry (AIDA) has defined a standard. According to this standard, connectors and cables in safety applications must have a yellow grip body respectively a yellow cable jacket. Yellow serves as a signal color for visual differentiation and is intended to give installers and maintenance personnel a quick overview of the structure and function of the wiring. With «S740YE» and «S730YE», ESCHA offers yellow variants with identical properties and approvals of cable and connector to those of the black version.

In times of IoT, Industry 4.0 and Big Data a fast and especially reliable data transmission becomes more important. As applications become more and more complex, the size of the data packages to be transmitted increases in parallel.

Halver, 27 April 2021 – In times of IoT, Industry 4.0 and Big Data a fast and especially reliable data transmission becomes more important. As applications become more and more complex, the size of the data packages to be transmitted increases in parallel. The German connectivity specialist ESCHA offers a comprehensive product range that was developed specifically for the transmission of high data rates of up to 10GBit/sec in demanding industrial applications. By offering RJ45-, M8- and M12-connectors, ESCHA has the right solutions for a seamless data transmission from the office level via the control cabinet to the most compact sensor on field level. All connectors have been designed and tested according to current HF-aspects in the company’s own high-frequency test lab. They meet the requirements of the most common Industrial Ethernet protocols and, due to their data transmission reserves, enable a future-proof solution for tomorrow’s networks today.

Connectivity for all applications on field level

Data connectors are used in various applications on field level. These applications can be divided into three groups, having their individual requirements towards connectivity. The first group combines static applications, in which the connectivity is permanently installed. For example on conveyor- and transportation belts or in high-bay warehouses. Therefore, ESCHA has introduced a portfolio with a cost-optimized PVC-cable.

The second group has high demands towards flexibility and robustness of connectors and cables at the same time. This includes drag-chain-applications, such as those typically found in mechanical engineering. For this area ESCHA offers various PUR-cables that can withstand up to three million bending cycles without risk.

The biggest challenges exist in robotic applications. In addition to the drag-chain-properties, the torsion properties of the connectivity are also important in these applications. With connectivity from the «PROFINET robotic» range from ESCHA, data rates of up to 100Mbit/sec can be brought to the tip of a robot arm. The special cable called «S5100» withstands a combined load from horizontal movement (5 million cycles) and torsion (5 million cycles), as required by the industrial standard «Type R». In this way, for example, grippers with intelligent sensors or cameras can be reliably controlled via a Fast Ethernet transmission.

Wiring is the foundation for Industry 4.0

Networks are the backbone of automation and continuously increasing data volumes and transmission speeds can already be observed today. While current industrial communication-networks are still fault-tolerant to a certain extent, production processes – as they are envisaged in Industry 4.0 – can only be implemented using high-quality cabling in the future. Data connectors from ESCHA have been designed according to current HF-aspects and consist of data transmission rates. They enable a future-proof solution already today and form the foundation for the networks of tomorrow.

A new standard called «Type R» defines requirements for Profinet cables used in robotic applications.

Halver, 23 March 2021 – A new standard called «Type R» defines requirements for Profinet cables used in robotic applications. The German connectivity specialist ESCHA has been offering a comprehensive product portfolio under the name of «PROFINET robotic» 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

With «PROFINET robotic» connectivity from ESCHA, data transmission rates of up to 100Mbit/sec can be brought 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. The «PROFINET robotic» product range from ESCHA consists of various connectors in M8-, M12- and RJ45 design. These 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.

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.

Halver, 9 February – 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 the connectivity specialist is 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.

"Every financial year is exciting and has its own challenges. Like other companies and private individuals, 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. That is why I am grateful to our management team and our employees for their calm and deliberateness dealing with these conditions to this day," says Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Marco Heck, Managing Director of the ESCHA Group, and adds: "It was only by continuing to pull together that we were able to carry on our business, serve our customers and finalized with a group revenue of 70 million Euros, close to the previous year's level."

Future outlook

"Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, all forecasts for the future can only remain bold and uncertain. However, we are currently experiencing a positive mood in our market environment associated with another positive plan for 2021, in which we want to grow again. In addition, I continue to see ESCHA very well positioned in the long run. The industrial transformation with the related megatrends as well as the accelerated digitalization will play into our hands and our products," says Marco Heck.

With Fritz Kupferschmied from Israel and Mardal Systems from Ukraine, the ESCHA Group was able to welcome two new partners to its international sales network in the first half of 2020. This means that the German connectivity specialist is present in a total of 33 countries – either with the support of partners or through its own sales. Thanks to production facilities in Germany, China and the Czech Republic as well as license production in the USA and Mexico, ESCHA guarantees high availability and consistent quality of its products worldwide.

The German connectivity specialist ESCHA is well-known for a fast and flexible implementation of current customer requirements to its standard portfolio.

Halver, 10 November 2020 – The German connectivity specialist ESCHA is well-known for a fast and flexible implementation of current customer requirements to its standard portfolio. For example with two new cable qualities which were launched within a very short time due to increasing customer demand and are now available. A new PVC-cable is aligned to Industrial Ethernet applications which have minimum demands towards drag-chain- and torsion capabilities. A new EtherCAT-cable with yellow outer jacket is particularly predestined for application areas in automotive assembly where this jacket color is mandatory. At the market launch, ESCHA has prepared a broad range of products for both cable qualities, each consisting of M8-, M12-, and RJ45-connectors in different variants.

PVC-cable for Industrial Ethernet

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 with high demands towards flexibility. Due to rising customer demands for a cost-effective solution for applications with low mechanical stresses, the connectivity specialist is now rounding off its portfolio and offering a corresponding PC-cable called S5200. This new cable is PNO-compliant and perfectly suitable for applications in which drag-chain- and torsion properties are not important. ESCHA is 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.

EtherCAT with yellow cable quality

In the meantime, a cable quality with yellow outer jacket has become mandatory in many EtherCAT-applications – the demand is especially rising in the area of automotive assembly. The connectivity specialist ESCHA extends its EtherCAT-program with a corresponding cable called S1329. This cable guarantees an industry suitable data transmission according to Cat5e which 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 versions with M8- (four-pole), M12- (four-pole, D-coded), and RJ45 connectors are now available. Thanks to their UL-certification the products can also be used on the North American market.

Field-wireable connectors are used wherever a high degree of flexibility is required. For instance in case of initially unknown cable lengths or panel feedthroughs.

Halver, 7 October 2020 –Field-wireable connectors are 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 weak points compared to overmolded connectors: On the one hand, their installation requires a great deal of sensitivity and is therefore more complex. On the other hand, they are much larger than overmolded versions and therefore require more installation space. The German connectivity specialist ESCHA has now developed two new and extremely compact field-wireable M12-connectors that compensate for these weak points. The new products 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.

The new field-wireable M12-connectors from ESCHA are available 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 problems, they can be used in an ambient temperature range from -40°C to +90°C. In screwed status, they meet the tightness requirements of protection class IP67. A reliable 360°-shielding ensures secure data- and signal transmission.

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.

The connectivity specialist ESCHA does not only offer unique single-ended- and double-ended cord sets, it also offers manufactured cable harnesses adapted to individual customer requirements.

Halver, 9 July 2020 – The connectivity specialist ESCHA does not only offer unique single-ended- and double-ended cord sets, it also offers manufactured cable harnesses adapted to individual customer requirements. Complex wiring structures can easily be realized with these harnesses. Overmolded round connectors from ESCHA can be combined into inch-perfect cable harnesses basically facilitating and speeding up fitters’ work. It is possible to label cables through a variety of markings and printings simplifying allocation of cables and contributing to reducing installation time as well.

Meanwhile, single connectors are no more used in many applications but readily made cable harnesses. To this effect, the rail industry is a classic example where an individual cable harness is made for each wagon as cable harnesses have many advantages over single cables: They need small space; they can be installed more easily and quickly and can occasionally be more simply maintained.

Individualization upon customer request

Upon customer request, ESCHA equips overmolded round connectors in cable harnesses with markings, printings facilitating installation even by unskilled staff. In order to make sure cable harnesses can be directly installed, they undergo a hundred percent electrical test at ESCHA. On demand, they are packaged and shipped as customer individual sets.

On 1 June 2020, the German connectivity specialist ESCHA welcomed a new sales partner to its international network.

Halver, 10 June 2020 – On 1 June 2020, the German connectivity specialist ESCHA welcomed a new sales partner to its international network. An agreement was signed with Mardal Systems LLC for the Ukrainian market. Both partners see an increasing demand for high-quality and above all customer-specific connectivity in the Ukraine in the coming years. Particularly in key sectors such as the wood- and metal processing industry, the demand for sophisticated automation solutions will increase in the future.

“Mardal Systems was established in 2019 and is therefore a relatively young company. We are pleased that ESCHA is one of the first partners, together with other well-known brands in the field of industrial connectivity”, says Dipl.-Ing. Ulf Eilhardt, Regional Sales Manager at ESCHA, and adds: “In addition to its start-up spirit, Mardal Systems convinced us with more than twenty years of industry- and sales experience of company founder Valeriy Mardal.

“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 thereof we want to profit mutually”, says Valeriy Mardal, founder and Managing Director of Mardal Systems LLC.

With the new sales partnership, ESCHA extends its international network and is present in more than 30 countries. With production facilities in Germany, China, and the Czech Republic as well as licensed production in the USA and Mexico, the company guarantees high availability and consistent quality of its products worldwide.

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