Saturday, June 15, 2024

Reliable Ethernet Connections for Today, Tomorrow and The Day After Tomorrow

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Ethernet is conquering more and more areas of industrial applications. Little by little, step by step, it is penetrating the last niches of the field level. A development that ensures more and more continuity and, in addition to real-time capabilities, also entails the simultaneous transmission of higher data rates and the supply of voltage. In line with these developments, the infrastructure must keep pace with the markets. HARTING will be showing solutions for Industrial Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and Single Pair Ethernet at SPS 2022. Reliable Ethernet connections for today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.

Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) live demonstrator on the stand

Together with Belden, HARTING featured the Single Pair Ethernet live demonstration in Hall 10. For this purpose, the stands of both companies (130 HARTING / 120 Belden) were connected with an SPE line, by which a permanent 100Mbit/s video was established. Both companies are providing proof of the fact that SPE is more than mere theory. In recent years, not only the necessary infrastructure and associated standards have been developed, but also switches and other SPE-capable devices are in the starting blocks. The aim is to encourage the market to stop hesitating and start using SPEs. This is the case wherever higher data rates are needed at the field level, where the weight and space requirements of the infrastructure are already critical today and will become even more so in the future.

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“As a pioneer in the development of SPE, we have laid the technical foundation for an internationally standardised interface. Together with strong partners, we have founded a successful network that now has 57 members. We clearly perceive the growing acceptance of SPE in our target markets. Meanwhile, we have reached important milestones for digitalisation down to the smallest applications. However, we also see what growth potential the technology still holds. That is why we continue to actively shape the development of SPE for our customers,” as Ralf Klein, Managing Director HARTING Electronics stated.



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