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Move Over RJ-45: These New Connectors are Built for Industrial Apps (.PDF Download)

July 15, 2020

Ethernet has become one of the most widely used networking technologies in factory automation, process control, and other industrial settings. While the electronic technical features of Ethernet fit nicely into most industrial applications, the standard Ethernet cable and connectors are a weak point. Such cables and connectors were designed for a standard office environment and are typically unsuitable for harsh industrial settings.

Particularly susceptible to damage and failure are the ubiquitous and dated RJ-45 connectors. Numerous improvements and replacements have been tried over the years with mixed results. Now there’s a new line of connectors to help overcome this vexing problem.

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