EtherCAT-P-connectors from ESCHA facilitate a common data- and power supply via the compact M8x1-interface.
With immediate effect, we offer a comprehensive connector program for EtherCAT-P-applications. The four-pole connection cables and device interfaces with P-coding facilitate a common data- and power supply via the industrially proven and comparably compact M8x1-interface. All new components dispose of a reliable 360°-shielding according to IEC 61076-2-114 standard. The typical EtherCat P black-red cable is UL-approved adapted for trouble-free applications on the North American market.
About EtherCAT P
EtherCAT P is an extension of the EtherCAT-technology facilitating the use of the four-wire standard cable not only for data transmission but also for power supply leading to a cost-effective and compact wiring as well as low system budget. The recently developed P-coding averts accidental connection of standard-EtherCAT-slaves.
Entirely new developed
In order to enable high availability and performance, we have made a point of details throughout the entire development process. For example, the shielding connection, the 360°-shielding concept and the wire connection. The new EtherCAT-P-connectors comprise so much knowledge that it is not only about another coding but an entirely new development.
The comprehensive EtherCAT-P-program
At market launch, we offer you a comprehensive EtherCAT-P-program consisting of connection- and junction cables as well as matching receptacles respectively available in straight or angled housing styles as male or female versions. All components are adapted for a power transmission up to 4A at concurrent Fast-Ethernet-transmission up to 100Mbit/s. The black-red cable is available as AWG22- and AWG24-variants.
For all EtherCAT-standard applications, we have four-pole M8x1-connectors with A-coding, four-pole M12x1-connectors with D-coding as well as RJ45-connectors at your disposal.
The combination of connectors, junction modules, and new device interfaces for M12x1 POWER provide for a permanent power supply in field level.
We have extended our M12x1-product program for power transmission. In addition to the already available connection- and junction cables as well as junction modules, device interfaces are now available. The new receptacles were designed in four various coding types. The combination of connectors, junction modules, and device interfaces provide a permanent, decentral, and structured wiring of the power supply similar to a bus wiring from switch cabinet to terminal devices. At ESCHA we designate this approach as ‘POWER follows Bus’.
The trend towards compact power supply via M12x1
As electronic devices are getting more and more compact, there is a rising demand for similar compact power supply via the standardized and industrially proven M12x1- interface according to IEC 61076-2-111. As a supplement to the already available connection- and junction cables in overmolded or field-wireable versions as well as to the T-, H-, and h-junctions, device interfaces in several variants are now available. Namely with:
- S-coding | 630V, 12A
- T-coding | 63V, 12A
- L-coding | 63V, 16A
- K-coding | 630V, 12A, 4+PE
In addition, these are available as several versions for the front panel-, back panel or PCB assembly as well as wire variants for wire cross-sections of 1.5mm² and 2.5mm².
Our M12x1-POWER-components were completely redesigned and are water- and dustproof in mounted condition according to protection classes IP65, IP67, and IP68. They are designed so as to meet the UL2237 requirements. They facilitate a large extension of power distribution due to a connection cross-section up to 2.5mm². A big advantage – particularly in case of DC-voltage distribution – is the low voltage drop in contrast to small cross sections.
After a bit more than one year of construction time, the first sections of our approx. 5,000 sqm. plant extension were put into operation in June. After final completion of the second building-phase, all production-related departments will be consolidated.
The ESCHA Group has extended its production- and logistics hub at headquarters in Germany for about six million euros. The first stages of construction of the roughly 5,000 square meters extension building were taken into operation in June. After about a construction period of a bit more than a year, a first production unit on the top floor of the two-level production building was occupied. First workplaces in the four-level office wing were taken up as well. As of now, we dispose of more than 22,500 square meters of office- and production area in Germany.
Consolidation of all production-related departments
After moving into our new production- and logistics hub in January 2017, we reached our capacity limits due to the high demand for our products much faster than initially expected. For this reason, the originally much later planned building extension had to be immediately started and realized. Through the building extension, we now dispose of additional production- and office areas in sufficient size. We are going to use this area to rearrange a part of the production sections and to consolidate all production-related departments.
Focus on sustainability
As already in the first building phase, sustainability, environmental protection, and energy efficiency were emphasized during the extension activities. The second building phase will also surpass the high requirements of the current energy conservation regulations including especially efficient ventilation- and heating concept contributing to utilizing the machine waste heat for heating and cooling the building. Planning and realization were again the responsibility of the local CL Architektur office.
New M8x1-connectors with D-coding extend our comprehensive PROFINET-program in addition to M12x1-connectors (D-coded and X-coded) as well as RJ45-connectors and appropriate device-interfaces.
The trend towards more and more compact terminal devices also has impacts on the size of interfaces. As a consequence, and in addition to the M12x1-connectors already available, we extend our comprehensive PROFINET-program by compact variants in housing style M8x1. The M8x1-connectors with D-coding and four-pole interface meet the IEC 61076-2-104 standard and are adapted for a faster and safer data-transmission according to Cat5e due to their reliable 360°-shielding.
Throughout the entire development process of the new PROFINET-connectors, a high-performance data-transmission was in our focus. In order to facilitate a high availability and performance, a point was made of details. For example, the shielding connection, the 360°-shielding concept and the wires connection. There is so much knowledge in the new M8x1-components that it is not only about another coding but an entirely new development.
The comprehensive PROFINET-program
The new M8x1-product program for PROFINET consist of connection- and junction cables which you can immediately obtain in straight or angled housing styles a well as male or female versions. Matching shielded device interfaces in straight or angled receptacles complete the portfolio. Together with the already available M12x1-components in four-pole D-coded and eight-pole X-coded as well as RJ45-connectors, ESCHA offers you a comprehensive connectivity-program for your PROFINET-application.
The new cable quality designated ‘PROFINET Robotic‘ combines for the first time drag-chain- and torsion features in one cable.
A new cable quality makes it immediately possible to use PROFINET in robot applications. While previous PROFINET-cables were only available either with drag-chain features or torsion features, the new cable designated ‘PROFINET Robotic’ optimally combines both features. The flexible Ethernet-cable readily withstands up to 5 million bending cycles and 5 million torsion cycles. Currently, it is exclusively available from ESCHA in manufactured version with M12x1-connectors (four-pole, D-coded) or RJ45-connectors.
Robots and grippers
Collaborating robots are more and more frequently used in automated production. Likewise, intelligent sensors and cameras that require a direct Ethernet connection are mounted on grippers. In these applications, bending-, reverse-, and torsion features of a cable are particularly significant. With PROFINET Robotic, we have a new product line on offer, excellently adapted for applications in robot environment through its dynamic properties. It is based on a two-paired data cable facilitating a Fast-Ethernet-transmission according to Cat5e.
In addition to the new PROFINET Robotic, we have to more cable qualities on offer adapting to flexible requirements in the industrial environment. These cable qualities are optimized for M12x1-connectors with 8X-cosing and provide for either very good torsion applicability (5 million cycles) or very good drag-chain applicability (1 million cylces).
We have extended our international sales-network. Since January 2019, Sensorville Automação and Prime Automation have been new and exclusive sales partners for Brazil or rather South Africa.
With Sensorville Automação and Prime Automation we are extending our international sales-network by two strong partners who demand the same of themselves as we demand of ourselves: Enthusiasm of technology, focus on high-grade products and solutions as well as lots of emphasis on details. Both partners have been present on their on their respective markets for many years. They are well-networked and dispose of relevant industry-experience. Together with Sensorville Automação and Prime Automation we plan to enhance ESCHA presence in Brazil and South Africa, conquer new markets, and provide our common customers with the typical ESCHA service.
The ESCHA Group expects new all-time highs in turnover and order-entry for 2018.
The ESCHA Group will complete the financial year 2018 generating record-figures. With a consolidated turnover of 77 million Euros we will report a growth of 14 percent over 2017. There will also be a new all-time high of order-entry, while the number of 900 employees remains more or less constant. It will be a record-breaking year for the sixth time consecutively. We expect a sales-growth of a high one-digit percent range for 2019.
The growth of the past years is based on an increased demand in all relevant markets. In particular, we were able to generate high growth-rates in the fields of Renewable Energies and Transportation. The current industry revolution with headlines like ‘Industrie 4.0’, ‘IoT’, or ‘lot size 1’ was another business driver. Especially for these applications, customers are looking for connectivity solutions providing measurably high data-transmission not affecting the plant’s perforamce.
As of now, the 2019 issue of the ESCHA catalog is available. Order your personal copy or download the digital version, now.
The new ESCHA catalog shows connectivity that provides complete system-wiring for various applications. Convince yourself of a comprehensive M8x1- and M12x1-portfolio which offers qualitatively high-grade and industry-proven connectivity-solutions for sensor/actuator-cabling, power-supply, and data-transmission.
Especially in the field of Industrial-Ethernet-connectors you will find numerous product-novelties. These were designed according to high-frequency-aspects and provide huge reserves for a fast and reliable data-transmission for the demands of tomorrow.
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