A new standard called «Type R» defines requirements for Profinet cables used in robotic applications. The German connectivity specialist ESCHA has been offering a comprehensive product portfolio under the name of «PROFINET robotic» for over a year, which combines very good drag chain properties (5 million bending cycles) with very good torsion properties (5 million torsion cycles) and thus precisely meets the requirements of the new industry standard. The flexible cable designated as S5100 is based on a two-pair data cable that guarantees Fast Ethernet transmission according to Cat5e.
100Mbit/sec on the robot arm
With «PROFINET robotic» connectivity from ESCHA, data transmission rates of up to 100Mbit/sec can be brought to the tip of a robot arm. The S5100 cable withstands a combined load from horizontal movement and torsion, so that grippers with for example intelligent sensors or cameras can be reliably controlled. Due to its UL-approval, the PUR-cable is suitable for the North American market. The «PROFINET robotic» product range from ESCHA consists of various connectors in M8-, M12- and RJ45 design. These ensure that seamless data communication can be implemented between the sensors on the robot arm, the robot system and their connection to the control level.