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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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Cu/FO Modular Outlet

New Cu/FO Modular Outlet for DIN rail mounting

For transitions from robust Cu/FO installation cables to thin connection cables in standard control cabinets, the Cu/FO Modular Outlet for DIN rail mounting offers a solution for industrial requirements. The six standardized cut-outs in the outlet allow easy snap-in of the RJ45 connector (IE FC Keystone RJ45) or also the FO LC coupler. Depending on the exact requirements of the application, the Cu/FO Modular Outlet can be equipped with RJ45 connectors only, FO LC couplers only or mixed. The extensive portfolio of IE FC Keystone, FO LC Coupler, Cu/FO Patch and Installation Cables offers an optimal solution for every application.

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.
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FC RJ45 Plug 2x2

Industrial Ethernet FastConnect RJ45 Plug 2x2

For easy on-site installation of RJ45 connectors to 4-core FastConnect twisted pair installation cables (100 Mbit/s, AWG22, PN) in the field.
 

RJ45 plug-in connector IP20

  • Additional strain and bending relief of plug-in connection by latching the plug onto the device enclosure collar, e.g. with SCALANCE X, SCALANCE S, SIMATIC ET 200SP
  • Compatible with the EN 50173 (RJ45) and ISO IEC 11801 standards
  • Integrated strain relief for installation cables in the connector
  • Available in different designs: cable outlet 180°, 90°, 145°  in protection class IP20
  • Easy contacting of the AWG22 wires through insulation displacement contacts


RJ45 plug-in connector with push-pull mechanism IP65/67

The IE FC RJ45 Plug PRO plug-in connector with push-pull mechanism consist of a robust plastic or metal housingand are therefore dust and spray water-proof.

 

Connection element for cable extension IP65/67

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

Physical network access protection IP20

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

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Industrial Ethernet FastConnect RJ45 Plug 4x2

FC RJ45 Plug 4x2

Industrial Ethernet FastConnect RJ45 Plug 4x2

For easy on-site installation of RJ45 connectors to 8-core FastConnect twisted pair installation cables (10,000 Mbit/s, AWG24, PN) in the field. Enables the connection of end devices and network components in industrial and office environments with up to 10 Gigabit data rate.

 

Details

  • Additional strain and bending relief of the plug connection by snapping the plug onto the device housing collar e.g. for SCALANCE X, SCALANCE S, SIMATIC ET 200SP
  • Integrated strain relief for installation cables in the plug
  • Easy contacting of the AWG22 cables through insulation displacement contacts
  • 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 IP20

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

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Industrial Ethernet FastConnect Outlet RJ45

FC Outlet RJ45

Industrial Ethernet FastConnect Outlet RJ45

Enables easy transition from FastConnect installation cables 2x2 (AWG22) to preassembled patch cables in the control cabinet for connecting network components or terminal devices to the Industrial Ethernet FastConnect cabling system. Preassembled twisted pair cords (10/100 Mbit/s) ensure error-free installation. 
 

Details

  • Rugged metal enclosure
  • Integrated strain relief for installation cables in the outlet
  • Various types of installation: DIN rail as well as direct mounting

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Modular Outlet RJ45

FC Modular Outlet RJ45

Industrial Ethernet FastConnect Modular Outlet RJ45

Enables easy transition from FastConnect installation cables 4x2 (AWG22) to preassembled patch cables in the control cabinet for connecting network components or terminal devices to the FastConnect cabling system. The changeover insert in the Modular Outlet makes it easy to convert 100 Mbit/s networks to a 1,000 Mbit/s network, thus ensuring maximum investment protection.

 

Details

  • Robust metal housing with interchangeable inserts (10/100 Mbit/s or 1,000 Mbit/s)
  • 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

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M12 Plug PRO 2x2

FC M12 Plug PRO 2x2

Industrial Ethernet FastConnect M12 Plug PRO 2x2 (D-coded)

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, AWG22) without the need for special tools.
 

Details

  • D-coded, Cat5e
  • 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).

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M12 Plug PRO 4x2

FC M12 Plug PRO 4x2

Industrial Ethernet FastConnect M12 Plug PRO 4x2 (X-coded)

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, AWG24) 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 Cable Connector PRO

Use this this field-terminable M12 socket control cabinet bushing to couple M12 connectors (X-coded, IP65/IP67).

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Cable 2x2

FC Cable 2x2

Industrial Ethernet FastConnect Cable 2x2 (AWG22)

For four-wire, industrial PROFINET cabling on the factory floor with special FastConnect cable structure for quick assembly on FC RJ45 and FC M12 plugs. The FastConnect stripping tool enables particularly convenient stripping of the cable end due to this structure.
 

Details

  • Wide range of PROFINET-compliant cable variants for different industrial applications 
  • Comprehensive certifications: UL approvals, CPR classification
  • 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

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Cable 4x2

FC Cable 4x2

Industrial Ethernet FastConnect Cable 4x2 (AWG24)

For eight-core, industrial PROFINET cabling on the factory floor with special FastConnect cable structure for quick assembly on FC RJ45 and FC M12 plugs. The FastConnect stripping tool enables particularly convenient stripping of the cable end due to this design.
 

Details

  • Wide range of PROFINET-compliant cable variants for different industrial applications 
  • Category 6 (Cat6A) of the ISO/IEC 11801 and EN 50173 international cabling standards
  • Comprehensive certifications: UL approval Zulassung, CPR classification
  • RoHS-compatible, free from varnish-moistening substances

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Industrial Ethernet connecting cables preassembled

Connecting cables

Industrial Ethernet connecting cables

Preassembled and production-tested installation cables with RJ45 or M12 connection in various lengths from 0.3 m to 50 m. For direct mounting on devices and laying on cable racks with RJ45 or M12 interface (D-coded) for transmission rates of up to 10 Gbit/s Ethernet.

 

Details

  • RoHS compliant, free of paint wetting substances.
  • Extensive certifications: UL approval, CPR classification
  • Cat5e (2x2) and Cat6 (4x2) of the ISO/IEC 11801 and EN 50173 international cabling standards

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Industrial Ethernet twisted pair  cords

Twisted pair cords

Industrial Ethernet twisted pair cords

For simple and flexible connection of terminal devices and network components with RJ45 or M12 connection (X-coded). Different length variants from 0.3 m to 80 m are available for transmission rates of up to 10 Gbit/s Ethernet for use in and outside control cabinets and control rooms.

Details

  • RoHS-compliant, free of paint-wetting substances
  • Extensive certifications: UL approval, CPR classification
  • Cat5e (2x2) and Cat6 (4x2) of the international cabling standards ISO/IEC 11801 and EN 50173

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FastConnect glass fiber-optic cables

FastConnect glass fiber-optic cables

FastConnect glass fiber-optic cables for PROFIBUS and Industrial Ethernet

The FC FO system is used for simple and fast on-site assembly of FC multimode cables in the field with LC and ST/BFOC plugs.

The system consists of FC FO cables with multimode fibers (62.5/200/230 µm), FC FO connectors and couplers as well as FC FO termination kits for ST/BFOC plugs or LC connectors including comprehensive assembly instructions. 

 

Details:

  • New fiber construction enables glass fiber-optics to be handled in the same way as conventional PCF (polymer cladded fibers)
  • Combination of existing installed 62.5/125 µm multimode glass fiber-optic cable sections with the new FastConnect fiber-optic cables is possible without restrictions

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Glass fiber-optic cables

Glass fiber-optic cables

Glass fiber-optic cables for PROFIBUS and Industrial Ethernet

Glass optical fibers are used indoors and outdoors to build optical network structures with a large extension. The different cable variants for fixed or moving applications are offered by the meter and pre-assembled.

 

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

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POF and PCF fiber-optic cables

POF and PCF fiber-optic cables

POF and PCF fiber-optic cables for PROFIBUS and Industrial Ethernet

For bridging short fiber optic connections, a portfolio of plastic and PCF fiber optic cables is available for installation near the machine. For the different applications, a POF and a PCF termination kit for on-site assembly of the ST/BFOC and SC RJ connectors is available.

 

Details

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

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Fiber-optic cords

Fiber-optic cords

Preassembled FO connecting cables

Preassembled and tested optical cables with a wide range of preferred lengths. Available with different connector variants (LC, ST/BFOC, SC) depending on requirements.

 

Details

  • RoHS-compatible
  • Production tested cables with different connectors
  • Galvanic isolation of PROFINET/Ethernet devices
  • UL approvals

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Field assembly connectors for energy cables

Field assembly connectors with different coding for power cables

For power supply of different devices in the environment of Industrial Ethernet, PROFINET and PROFIBUS.

 

Details

  • Field assembly M12 (A-coded, L-coded), push-pull and 7/8" connectors
  • Aligned product portfolio of cables and field assembly power connectors for different industrial applications

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Energy cables by the meter

Cables for power supply of Industrial Ethernet, PROFINET and PROFIBUS – by the meter

For power supply of various devices in industrial applications.

 

Details

  • Cable variants available in different structures and cross-sections (5-core, 4-core, 2-core)
  • Easy length determination due to imprinted meter marking
  • Cable for food and beverages with EHEDG certificate

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Preassembled energy cables

Preassembled cables for power supply of Industrial Ethernet, PROFINET and PROFIBUS


Preassembled M12 plug-in cables for power transmission in different cable variants (5-core, 4-core) and in different cross-sections, for different areas of application and end devices.

Details

  • Quick and easy installation of preassembled and function tested cables in any type of industrial application, for supplying terminal devices (A-coded, L-coded) 
  • Silicone-free and therefore suitable for use in the automotive industry
  • Various approvals for international use (e.g., fire classification according to EN 14501-6, UL and ETL)

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Correct assembly made easy

Our FastConnect quick assembly system is designed for easy on-site assembly. Convince yourself!

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Watch our videos and see how easy it is with our FastConnect cabling system to assemble RJ45, M12, as well as fiber-optic cables and connectors with just a few manual steps..

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To remain competitive over the long term, companies in industry must ensure – and ideally increase –  the availability and productivity of machines and plants. As your partner, we offer you services a unique range of services and support based on our extensive technology and industry expertise.

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