Electronic Design

Industrial Automation Cables Meet Stringent Requirements

The Industrial Automation family of high-performance cables from Alpha Wire Co. promise industry-leading quality, reliability, and the performance to meet the rigorous requirements of major communication architectures, according to the company. The product line consists of five categories.

The ControlNet components consist of a low-loss RG-6/U 75-O coaxial cable with a double braid/foil shielding for maximum signal integrity and run length. Available in one to four pairs, the RS-485 category cables use a braid/foil shield to reduce electrical noise sensitivity and maintain reliability and performance. Meeting UL PLTC flammability requirements and CM listed, the sunlight-resistant cables suit Class 1 Division 2 locations per NEC Article 501.

The DeviceNet cables integrate power and data into a single, two-pair cable with 15 AWG stranded conductors for power and 18 AWG for signals. Available for ODVA thick and thin trunks, the cables support data rates of 500 kbits/s at 100 m and 125 kbits/s at 500 m. Fieldbus and Profibus cables meet the requirements of virtually all Fieldbus and Profibus environments and are available with a 100-O impedance for Types A and B Fieldbus and a 150-O impedance for Fieldbus and Profibus DP.

Also on tap, industrial twinax, A UL Type TC cable, is suitable for use in trays and conduits also containing 600-V power cables. Additionally, the cable meets the requirements of Allen-Bradley data highway networks.

AlphA Wire Co.www.alphawire.com

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