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ix Industrial™ Specified as a New PROFINET Interface by PROFIBUS User Organisation (PNO)
January 20, 2022

ix Industrial™ Specified as a New PROFINET Interface by PROFIBUS User Organisation (PNO)

HIROSE Electric Co. Ltd, a world-class manufacturer of high quality and innovative connectors are pleased to announce that the ix Industrial™ connector series has been specified as a new standard interface connector for Ethernet applications by PROFINET (Process Field Network).

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The PROFIBUS User Organisation (PNO) released a new PROFINET Cabling and Interconnection Technology - Guideline for PROFINET Version 5.0 on the 29th June 2021 for which specifies the ix Industrial™ as a new standard interface connector for Ethernet applications. 

PROFINET is the leading communications standard based on Industrial Ethernet. As a result the guideline provides PROFINET users with definitive universal regulations for industrial cabling in Industrial equipment, systems and plants. In the SPC (Specific Passive Components) section, the ix Industrial™ is indicated as a new key connector.

This benefits manufacturers of Industrial applications that comply with PROFINET standards to develop smaller yet higher performing devices. The ix Industrial™ series reduces functional space by up to 75 % and footprint by two-thirds compared to RJ45 solutions. Supporting CAT5e (1 Gbps) and CAT6A (10 Gbps) cabling, the ix Industrial™ Series I/O connector features an optimized EMI/ESD shielding design for safe and secure data transmission up to 10 Gbps.

The ix Industrial™ series is compliant with the standard IEC 61076-3-124 . The range feature receptacles and plugs with two keying codes, differentiating Ethernet according to IEEE 802.3 from other applications.

There are three receptacle types available within the variations. The upright right angle type can be mounted in parallel with a pitch distance of only 10 mm to save space. The vertical type allows the mating plug to be mated from the top giving design flexibility. The horizontal right angle type is designed with a height of 5.7 mm, less than half the height of Hirose’s RJ45 connector. This version is ideal for use in devices where space is limited in height direction, and can also be used for thin-type control panels and FA control equipment.

The receptacle shell is mounted on the board via through-hole solder legs to enhance the retention to the board and to resist the wrenching of the cable assembly, protecting the surface-mount contacts.

The plugs are available in IDC and solder type. The wire-termination unit and cable clamp are integrated into a continuous metal shell to provide excellent EMC performance in addition to preventing the connecting part of the cable assembly from being affected by the load on the cable.

● Key Features

  • Number of contacts: 10
  • Current rating: 1.5A if all used / 3A if only 4 pins used (1, 2, 6, 7)
  • Voltage rating: 50V AC /60V DC
  • Withstand voltage: No flashover or breakdown / Voltage of 2250V DC applied for 1 minute
  • Mating cycles: 5,000
  • Insertion/Extraction Force: 25N
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Operating temperature: -40°C to +85°C

Suitable applications are factory automation controllers, servo amplifiers, industrial robotics, servers, programmable logic controllers, security systems and many more.

● Company Profile and Information

About Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
HIROSE Electric Co., Ltd is a world-class Japanese manufacturer of high-quality connectors. Established in 1937, HIROSE uses advanced engineering services, excellent customer service, and worldwide manufacturing capabilities to provide technically advanced connector solutions for many industries including industrial, automotive, consumer, testing, broadcasting, and telecommunications.

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