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Industrial Automation Cables Meet Stringent Requirements

The company’s Industrial Automation family of high-performance cables promise industry-leading quality, reliability, and the performance to meet the rigorous requirements of major communication architectures. The product line consists of five categories. The ControlNet components consist of a low-loss RG-6/U 75-ohm 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 kb/s at 100m and 125 kb/s at 500m. Fieldbus and PROFIBUS cables meet the requirements of virtually all Fieldbus and PROFIBUS environments and are available with a 100-Ohm impedance for Types A and B Fieldbus and a 150-Ohm 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 600V power cables. Additionally, the cable meets the requirements of Allen-Bradley data highway networks. ALPHA WIRE CO., Elizabeth, NJ. (800) 522-5742.


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