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Interface Connectors for Industrial Ethernet

Extensive Lineup of Interface Connectors for Industrial Ethernet

The rise of Industry 4.0, the trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies, has lead to greater efficiency as manufacturing sites use ICT (Information & Communications Technology) at increased rates. As a result, connector needs have also diversified.
Hirose Electric offers an extensive lineup of interface connectors for industrial Ethernet. We offer a wide variety of connectors meeting customer needs, including standardized products, Hirose original connectors, and cutting-edge Single Pair connectors.

Select from the Connection Method and Operating Environment

Hirose Electric offers a wide range of connectors suited to our customers' applications and usage environments.
In addition to standard products such as the RJ-45, which has been used for many years to connect various devices to Ethernet, Hirose also offers original connectors which are smaller in size and improved in wire connection workability and shielding performance. We also provide a wide range of types including conventional 2 pair and 4 pair connectors and 2pos. Single Pair Ethernet connectors which are expected to become popular in the future. You can find the ideal connector that meets your needs with Hirose’s extensive product line-up.

Product Selection Flowchart
ix Industrial™
TM

TM Series

LF
Under Development

T1 Series

Select Based on Transmission Standards

Ethernet standards vary depending on the transmission speed and cables used.
Hirose offers a wide range of connectors compatible with cables supporting various transmission standards, from Cat.5e, a common 1Gbps LAN cable, to Cat.6A for next-generation Ethernet.

Series Name ix Industrial™ TM31P TM21P TM21R LF

T1

(Under Development)

Features IEC 61076-3-124 IEC60603-7
Cat.6A
RJ-45 Plug
IEC60603-7
Cat.5e
RJ-45 Plug
IEC60603-7
Cat.5e
RJ-45 Receptacle
Shielded
Round Waterproof
IEC 63171-6
Single Pair Ethernet
Cat.5e ✓* -
Cat.6 - - - -
Cat.6A - - - -

*Supports transmission speeds equivalent to Cat.5e.

Recommended Applications

With a wide range of connectors, you can choose the Ethernet connector that is best suited for the equipment you are designing and developing.
These connectors can be used for a various equipment indispensable to smart factories, such as robots and controllers, as well as railway vehicles.

Series Name ix Industrial™ TM31P TM21P TM21R LF

T1

(Under Development)

Features IEC 61076-3-124 IEC60603-7
Cat.6A
RJ-45 Plug
IEC60603-7
Cat.5e対応
RJ-45 Plug
IEC60603-7
Cat.5e
RJ-45 Receptacle
Shielded
Round Waterproof

IEC 63171-6
Single Pair Ethernet

PLC
Servo Drive

Robot Controller

Robot
Machine Tool
Machine Vision  
Sensor      
AGV/AMR  
Railway (Inside of Equipment)          

Product Lineup

This compact interface connector is about 75% smaller than the conventional RJ-45.
Despite its small size, it has a mating durability of 5,000 times, making it extremely durable and strong.
ix Industrial™ also supports Cat.6A (10Gbps) Ethernet for stable high speed transmission.
ix Industrial™ is the next-generation compact Ethernet connector compliant with IEC standards.

ix Industrial

ix Industrial™ Adoption Case

ix Industrial™ is installed in the encoder connection part of the servo drive system developed by SIEMENS AG.
The ix Industrial™ which can be easily assembled with a small number of parts, was selected and evaluated for the SINAMICS S210 servo drive system.

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SIEMENS SINAMICS S210

A modular plug supporting Cat.6A.
It is covered with 360° metal shield and has a noise resistant design. We have a variety of cover colors, so you can choose the one that suits your application.

TM31P

A modular plug supporting Cat.5e.
It is covered with a metal shield to ensure EMI protection. We have a variety of cover colors, so you can choose the one that suits your application. Short cover type is also available.

TM21P

A modular receptacle supporting Cat.5e.
The single-port type supports Cat.5e transmission and the multi-port type supports Cat.5 transmission.
The built-in light indicator eliminates the need for a space dedicated to the light indicator on the panel side, resulting in space savings.

TM21R

TM Series Adoption Case

As an RJ-45 connector, TM Series has been widely used in industrial equipment such as servo drives.

Servo Drive

LF Series

The LF Series is a small robust circular interface connector with metal shell.
Compliant with IP67 or IP68, this product can be used safely even in places where there is a risk of condensation or water damage.
In addition, it has a small and robust shield design that reliably prevents noise.
You can choose from a wide variety of types, including straight connection, right angle connection, soldering, crimping, power/signal hybrid type and more.

LF

LF Series Adoption Case

The straight type and low profile right angle types of the LF Series have been installed by major robot manufacturers for the robot body, gripper attached to the robot arm and rotary joint.

Robot

T1 Series (Under Development)

Connector for Single-Pair Ethernet.
Single-Pair Ethernet is a transmission technology in which a single pair of twisted copper wires is used to transmit signals.
This under development connector has been adopted as the IEEE802.3 BASE-T1 standard.

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Under Development
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