Multi-Contact’s CombiTac modular system equipped for 10 Gbit Ethernet

Swiss connector specialists Multi-Contact has added a 10 Gbit module to the CombiTac modular connector system for CAT6A high speed Ethernet communication.

CombiTac combines power up to 300A, signal, thermocouple, coaxial, fiber optic, pneumatic and hydraulic connections in a single modular connector system, and is the expert choice in applications that require all-in-one space saving modular connectors that guarantee long life performance under the most demanding mechanical and environmental conditions.

The addition of the 10 Gbit module meets high speed CAT6A Ethernet needs in industrial applications such as data communication from machines/equipment to manufacturing control networks, machine-to-machine communications (M2M), and real time data sharing between facilities.

As part of the CombiTac product family, the 10 Gbit module not only achieves 100’000 mating cycles, it guarantees stable high quality performance from day one and beyond it’s expected lifecycle. The 10 Gbit module meets railway standard requirements of EN 45545-1, is vibrations resistant according to IEC 60512-6-4, and meets UL 1977 requirements up to 30 Vrms.

CombiTac Product Manager Martin Yiapanas explains: “For us at Multi-Contact, adding a 10 Gbit module to the CombiTac portfolio is not just about meeting high speed CAT6A Ethernet requirements in automation or process control environments. We need to be aware that we are dealing with harsh environments in industries where equipment is becoming increasingly powerful, smarter and modular, and where more robust and reliable connector systems are needed to meet the needs for better process time efficiency. Our 10 Gbit module, along with the rest of the CombiTac products, is all about constant and stable long life performance, even under the most demanding mechanical and environmental conditions.”

As a solution provider, we offer our customers worldwide A-Z assistance in designing their own 100% customized CombiTac connector, adapted to their exact technical and dimensional needs, and supplied with or without cable pre-assembly.

Fig. 1 | The new CombiTac 10-Gbit module (CT-10GBIT-RJ45) is designed for Ethernet communication and complies with all CAT6A (10 Gbit/s) requirements.

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Railway Electrical Connector Systems

Stäubli Electrical Connectors is a leading manufacturer of advanced contact technology and sophisticated solutions, (formerly Multi-Contact). The Stäubli Electrical Connectors product range extends from miniature to high-current railway electrical connectors systems for energy transfer of several thousand amperes. The systems are used in a wide range of applications, such as railway and transport technology, the automotive industry, shipbuilding, aerospace, industrial technology, telecommunications, automation and robotics, power transmission and distribution, mechanical engineering, test & measurement, inspection and control technology, research and development, and military technology. Stäubli Electrical Connectors has become the global market leader in cabling systems for photovoltaics. The heart of most of the products is the unique MULTILAM technology, which has been awarded several patents. Numerous MULTILAM copper elements ensure efficient energy transfer with low performance loss, and ensure long product service life. Stäubli Electrical Connectors specializes in the development and production of customized designs at a high technical level. A specific customer requirement is often the trigger for a new standard product. George Freudiger, Head of Research & Development at Stäubli Electrical Connectors: “Because we get the best inspiration for new products from our customers, we can be sure that we can meet the needs of the market as accurately as possible.” [gallery ids="12118,12119,12120"]

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Connectors for Harsh Environments

The new system in the Powerline range provides excellent performance and safety, even in harsh environments, such as in mining or railway applications. The railway electrical connectors provide a reliable technical solution for the electrical connection between railway carriages. The connector in its sturdy cast aluminum housing is fitted with 32 signal contacts and an 8-pole bus connection. A special safety cap protects the interior from snow or damaging dust. The plug side of the coupling is flange-mounted and inclined to 15 degrees to reduce the mechanical load on the coupling cable. The system is designed to cope with rated voltages of up to 1000 V. Depending on the customer requirements, the railway electrical connectors can be fitted with different contacts for the application in question. The Stäubli Electrical Connectors specific MULTILAM contact elements guarantee long-term stability in terms of contacts, even in adverse weather conditions and under heavy vibration. [gallery ids="12121,12122,12123"]

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