By Simon Duddy
Cabling and communication vendor Panduit has released the Industrialnet solution, which offers robust IP-rated products for factory floor networks.
Cabling and communication vendor Panduit has released the Industrialnet solution, which offers robust IP-rated products for factory floor networks. The product range comprises bulkhead Cat 5e jacks and plugs, Industrial Ethernet enclosures, fibre connectors and patch cords.
Industrial Ethernet enables the extension of standard Ethernet protocol to the factory floor for automation control, manufacturing data collection, and facility automation systems. Benefits for companies include reduced network operation costs, lesser complexities between varying systems and protocols and greater network visibility and control in real time and from remote locations.
The Industrialnet product range is designed to withstand the harsh environments of the factory floor, where connectivity and control devices can be affected by dust ingress, chemical exposure, wash-down moisture, high temperatures, vibration and other environmental conditions.
“Panduit has been designing automated solutions for the manufacturing industry and network cabling infrastructure for enterprises for 50 years. The launch of Industrialnet unifies our skills and expertise in theses areas,” says Stéphane Egros, business development manager, Panduit.
“Industrialnet not only delivers outstanding performance, but is a true end-to-end system, offering interoperability with our PACT partners Cisco Systems, APC and Rockwell, as well as the reassurance of a system warranty when installed by a Panduit certified installer,” he adds.