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New 4-pair PROFINET cables enable higher data rates


HARTING has introduced a new range of 4-pair PROFINET cables in a strategic move to expand the company’s industrial Ethernet portfolio in the fast-growing market of Ethernet systems in industrial environments.

PROFINET offers a number of benefits in automation applications including real-time transmission, robust cabling technology and high reliability as well as simple installation and fast commissioning. HARTING’s new 4-pair cables also allow data rates to be boosted from 100 Mbit/s up to 10 Gbit/s to take into account future developments in network infrastructure.

HARTING has designed the new PROFINET cables in two versions: Type A for fixed installation and type B for flexible installation. While the PROFINET cable for fixed installation requires only inner wire conductors, the necessary mobility in the variant for flexible applications is ensured by the use of tinned stranded wires. In line with the PROFINET guidelines, the outer sheath in the PIMF versions is made of green PVC.

The 4-pair Ethernet cables meet the criteria for EMC separation class D as specified in EN 50174-2, and are designed to withstand large lateral crush loads in the harsh industrial environment. In addition, they are flame-resistant and UV-resistant.

The new PROFINET cables are specially designed for use with HARTING connectors as well as RJ45 connectors from the HARTING RJ Industrial product family in IP 20 applications, or with HARTING Han® 3 A housings for IP 65/IP 67 applications.

The HARTING PROFINET cabling portfolio includes cable types A, B and C, connectors such as RJ45 and M12, and a range of accessories including panel feed-throughs and hybrid interfaces for simultaneously supplying devices with both data and power.

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The HARTING Group develops, manufactures and distributes electrical and electronic connectors, network components, pre-assembled system cables, and backplane assemblies.  These products are capable of withstanding the harshest demands in industrial environments and provide high data rates for electronic applications.

HARTING connectors and network components are used in mechanical engineering and plant manufacturing, in automation systems, energy generation and distribution, and in electronic and telecommunication markets.  Industrial connectors are also vital in construction machinery, rail vehicles and shipbuilding.  HARTING offers Ethernet network components and cable systems for both indoor and outdoor networking applications involving power and data.

HARTING today employs a workforce of more than 3500 in 37 countries.  For further information visit




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