ASI's LANmark Ethernet cables provide the utmost in high quality CAT5e and CAT6a and are considered some of the best industrial Ethernet cables available in the market today. These products are guaranteed to operate to maximum high performance that you would expect from high speed networking cable and wire. Industrial Ethernet (IE) cables/wires have enabled the expansion and accelerated the integration of Ethernet protocols into industrial environments. In more and more industrial environments, such as automation and process control, end users are incorporating the use of industrial Ethernet connectors, such as M12 and RJ45 types along with unshielded and shielded heavy duty Ethernet cables. CAT5e and CAT6a (including Profinet) are built with various construction techniques to meet your specific application demands. For ease of selection, please review the subcategories below to find the best cable to meet your specification requirements.
In plant/factory operations, the equipment and supporting Ethernet components and cables used must work reliably in harsh environments. Temperature extremes, vibration and humidity in these settings would exceed the characteristics of Ethernet's original home found in the controlled environments of the information technology equipment space. Important consideration when dealing in industrial markets must be given to the critical fact that predictable performance and maintainability of the system is paramount. In many instances, designers of industrial equipment are faced with providing inter-operation between both current and legacy networking systems. Industrial Ethernet takes advantage of physical interfaces that were established in the information technology space, including:
Industrial Ethernet Cables
Ethernet Network Cards
At ASI, we have added a full array of Industrial Ethernet Category 5E and 6A bulk wire and cable that addresses the requirements of the industrial market. The LANmark heavy duty Ethernet cables include various UL Listings depending on your cable choice. Based on your application criteria, you will be able to select from UL Listings and combinations of UL444, UL1666, UL1685 and UL1688 to meet your needs. Additionally, to meet the demanding environments in the Industrial Ethernet space, all ASI Ethernet Category 5E and 6A cables are rated to 600V. In contrast, commercial grade cables are limited to a 300V rating.
To meet real world critical factors, ASI LANmark industrial Ethernet cables are constructed with 24 AWG twisted pair conductors. This construction provides optimal performance when dealing with requirements for greater electrical performance and avoiding the pitfalls of crosstalk and communications glitches that would impact your business. Additionally, issues such as heat, humidity, less-than-optimal cable termination practices and Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) are better addressed by the use of 24 AWG in the cable construction. ASI stocks 1000 foot bulk reel packages, with versions that include:
Standard-Flex or High-Flex Cables (Torsion Flex Life - rated at 3M cycles)
Stranded or Solid 24 AWG Twisted Pair Conductors (except Profinet, constructed with 22 AWG per Profinet specification)
TPE (heavy duty) or PVC (light duty) outer jackets
Why Buy ASI? When all the factors listed here are considered we believe that the best value in performance, and the most cost effective solution, will be from ASI. These products provide the utmost in mechanical and electrical performance to meet your application requirements. Contact ASI to discuss your Industrial Ethernet applications and an ASI Product Specialist will assist you in finding the best solution to meet your needs.