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FastConnect – the cabling system for Industrial Ethernet, PROFINET, and PROFIBUS networks

Cabling industrial plants is demanding. Time and again, problems arise when stripping cables, assembling the plug-in connector, or connecting cores. With FastConnect, that’s all in the past. Our FastConnect quick assembly system makes configuring bus systems and networks quick, easy, and error-free, thanks to optimally coordinated components. FastConnect consists of industrial-suited cables, connectors, as well as tools, and can be used for Industrial Ethernet, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, as well as for PROFIBUS.

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FastConnect – the all-in-one system

The right cabling system for each network

Rely on FastConnect when cabling your Industrial Ethernet, PROFINET, or PROFIBUS network. The sophisticated, quick assembly system is designed precisely to meet industrial requirements for cable technology and thus reliably prevents installation errors. You benefit from simple on-site assembly, while ensuring operating availability.

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FastConnect portfolio

High performance in all versions

With FastConnect, you will always find just the right cabling technology for your requirements. The system offers a comprehensive portfolio of cables and connectors – including preassembled – for M12 and RJ45 connection systems in three categories: copper cables and connectors, fiber-optic cables, as well as power cables.

RJ45 Plug 2x2

Industrial Ethernet FastConnect RJ45 Plug 2x2

For installing RJ45 plug-in connectors on 4-core twisted pair installation cables at the field level.
 

Details

  • Additional strain and bending relief of plug-in connection by latching the plug onto the device enclosure, e.g. with SCALANCE X, SCALANCE S, SIMATIC ET 200SP
  • Compatible with the EN 50173 (RJ45) and ISO IEC 11801 standards
  • Available in different designs: in protection class IP20, IP65/67 with IE FC RJ45 Plug PRO or IE RJ45 Coupler PRO and IE RJ45 Port Lock

RJ45 plug-in connector with push-pull mechanism

The IE FC RJ45 Plug PRO plug-in connector with push-pull mechanism features a rugged plastic enclosure, protecting it against dust and spray water.

 

Connection element for cable extension

The IE RJ45 Coupler PRO is a rugged extension element with a metal enclosure for cable extension or for the transition from fixed cables to moving plant components.
 

Physical network access protection

The IE RJ45 Port Lock enables the mechanical locking of RJ45 ports at network components or end devices thereby prevents unauthorized network access.

RJ45 Plug 4x2

Industrial Ethernet FastConnect RJ45 Plug 4x2 and IE RJ45 Port Lock

For applications up to 10 Gbit/s in the industrial environment and for office equipment. Guarantees quick installation of Industrial Ethernet FastConnect installation cables 4x2 (8-core twisted pair AWG22 and AWG24 cables) in the field.

 

Details

  • Integrated strain relief for installation cables
  • Compatible with the EN 50173 (RJ45) and ISO IEC 11801 standards
  • Direct device connections of up to 100 m without using patch technology

Physical network access protection

The IE RJ45 Port Lock enables the mechanical locking of RJ45 ports at network components or end devices thereby preventing unauthorized network access.

 

 

RJ45 Outlet

Industrial Ethernet FastConnect RJ45 Outlet

Enables the easy integration of network components or end devices in the Industrial Ethernet FastConnect cabling system. Preassembled twisted pair cords (10/100 Mbit/s) ensure error-free installation. 
 

Details

  • Rugged metal enclosure
  • Various types of installation: DIN rail as well as direct mounting

RJ45 Modular Outlet

Industrial Ethernet FastConnect RJ45 Modular Outlet

Permits a 100 Mbit/s network to be easily upgraded to a 1,000 Mbit/s network simply by exchanging the replaceable insert, thereby ensuring maximum investment protection.

 

Details

  • Various types of installation: wall and DIN rail mounting, inside or outside control cubicles, thanks to IP40 protection class
  • Extended temperature range from -20°C to +70°C
  • Replaceable inserts: two 10/100 Mbit/s or one 1,000 Mbit/s port

M12 Plug PRO 2x2

Industrial Ethernet FastConnect M12 Plug PRO 2x2

For data transmission up to 100 Mbit/s between Industrial Ethernet devices. Ensures the easy connection of 4-core twisted pair FastConnect installation cables (10/100 Mbit/s) without the need for special tools.
 

Details

  • D-coded
  • IP65/IP67 protection class
  • Suitable for rigid and flexible cores

Industrial Ethernet Panel Feedthrough

Use this control cabinet feedthrough to implement the conversion from M12 connection method (D-coded, IP65/IP67) to RJ45 connection method (IP20).
 

Industrial Ethernet Panel Feedthrough PRO

Use this control cabinet feedthrough to couple M12 plug-in connectors (D-coded, IP65/IP67).

M12 Plug PRO 4x2

Industrial Ethernet FastConnect M12 Plug PRO 4x2

For data transmission up to 10,000 Mbit/s between Industrial Ethernet devices. Ensures the easy connection of 8-core twisted pair FastConnect installation cables (10/100/1,000/10,000 Mbit/s) without the need for special tools.
 

Details

  • X-coded, Cat6A
  • IP65/IP67 protection class
  • Suitable for rigid and flexible cores

Industrial Ethernet Panel Feedthrough

Use this control cabinet feedthrough to implement the conversion from M12 connection method (D-coded, IP65/IP67) to RJ45 connection method (IP20).
 

Industrial Ethernet Panel Feedthrough PRO

Use this control cabinet feedthrough to couple M12 plug-in connectors (D-coded, IP65/IP67).

Cable 2x2

Industrial Ethernet FastConnect Cable 2x2

For structured cabling in the factory, specially designed for fast assembly. The FastConnect Stripping Tool enables especially convenient stripping.
 

Details

  • Comprehensive certifications: UL approvals and, for example, CM/CMG for copper cables
  • Marine and offshore approvals
  • RoHS-compatible, free from varnish-moistening substances
  • Exceeds Category 5 (Cat5e) of the ISO/IEC 11801 and EN 50173 international cabling standards

Cable 4x2

Industrial Ethernet FastConnect Cable 4x2

For configuring an 8-core cabling system with Gigabit capability. Thanks to the 8-core cabling, you can implement two Industrial Ethernet connections for Fast Ethernet, but also upgrade to a Gigabit Ethernet connection.
 

Details

  • Category 6 (Cat6A) of the ISO/IEC 11801 and EN 50173 international cabling standards
  • UL approval
  • RoHS-compatible, free from varnish-moistening substances

Connecting cables

Preassembled Industrial Ethernet connecting cables

Can be combined with different connector types. Simple cable installation thanks to small cable diameter.

 

Details

  • Silicone-free, and therefore, suitable for use in the automotive industry (e.g. painting lines)
  • Cat5e (2x2) and Cat6 (4x2) of the ISO/IEC 11801 and EN 50173 international cabling standards

Twisted pair cords

Industrial Ethernet twisted pair (TP) cords

For the simple connection of end devices with an RJ45 interface. Available in various versions for different areas of application, including as preassembled cables maximum ten meters long with 2x2 cores for 10/100 Mbit/s and maximum 50 meters long with 4x2 cores for10/100/1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet.

FastConnect glass fiber-optic cables

FastConnect glass fiber-optic cables for PROFIBUS and Industrial Ethernet

Can be used on all PROFIBUS and Industrial Ethernet/PROFINET components with glass fiber-optic cable ports (wavelength 1,300 nm, 850 nm). The system comprises cables with 62.5, 200, or 230 µm multimode fibers, connectors, and couplers, as well as termination kits for ST/BFOC plugs or LC connectors, including comprehensive assembly instructions.

 

Details:

  • New fiber construction enables fibers to be handled in the same way as conventional PCF (polymer cladded fibers)
  • Permits the combination of existing installed, conventional 62.5/125 µm multimode glass fiber-optic cable sections with the new FastConnect fiber-optic cables

Glass fiber-optic cables

Industrial Ethernet glass fiber-optic cables

For configuring widely distributed optical network structures. Can be used both indoors and outdoors. Silicone-free, they’re suitable for use in the automotive industry, such as in painting lines.  

 

Details

  • Electrical isolation of PROFINET/Ethernet devices
  • Comprehensive certifications: UL approvals, such as OFN/OFNG for fiber-optic cables
  • Protection of the transmission route against electromagnetic interference
  • RoHS-compatible
  • Free from varnish-moistening substances

POF and PCF fiber-optic cables

POF and PCF fiber-optic cables for shorter distances

Plastic fiber-optic cables made from light-conducting plastics (POF) or plastic-coated glass fibers (PCF) for simple fiber-optic cabling at short distances near the machine. A POF termination kit and a PCF termination kit are available for different applications.
 

Details

  • Duplex cable for indoor and outdoor networks
  • Electrical isolation of PROFINET/Ethernet devices
  • Protection of the transmission route against electromagnetic interference

Fiber-optic cords

Preassembled Industrial Ethernet connecting cables

Preassembled optical Industrial Ethernet cables in a variety of preferred lengths. Depending on requirements, can be combined with different types of connector.
 

Details

  • RoHS-compatible
  • Can be combined with LC and/or SC connectors
  • Versions with UL approval
Cables for power supply of Industrial Ethernet, PROFINET, and PROFIBUS

For supplying power to various devices. Preassembled M12 plug-in cables for energy transmission in different versions (5-core, 2-core) for many fields of application.

 

Details

  • Silicone-free and with UL approvals, making them ideal for use in the automotive industry
  • Easy length measurement thanks to printed meter markings
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