Automation-controlled factories have to install a large number of data cables, which require maintenance and support at every stage of their life cycle to maximise system performance. However, constant use of cables might result in production setbacks, and replacing the cable might not be a viable solution. EPIC® data cable coupler launched by Lapp Group helps safeguard data connectivity, and keeps the production up and running with easy-to-assemble solution, the company has said in a statement.
According to the company, the EPIC® data cable coupler connects two network data cables on the production floor or in the field immediately. It is a cost-effective solution to repair physically damaged data cables, and ensure minimal production shut down. It makes use of Insulation Displacement Contacts (IDC) technology and requires no special tooling. Its robust industrial design and construction ensures it is EMC shielded for no loss of signal quality. What more, the product can be reused.
“It is a product that every maintenance repair officer (MRO) should have handy to restore the problem and ensure the production starts within no time.”
The product is available in two versions – EPIC® data CCR FA for industrial Ethernet cables up to 10Gigabit, Cat. 7A; and EPIC® data CANCCR for PROFIBUS/CAN BUS/Sensor actuator cables.The product is IP65/67 protected and vibration-proof. It is available in 5 and 8-pins that can resist ambient operational temperatures ranging from -40°C to +85°C.
Its application areas are to repair kits for breaks in network data cable, connect two network data cables, to extend existing cable systems, to connect shielded cables up to 5 and 8 cores, DeviceNet,Sensor/Aktor wiring, Ethernet, Ethercat and Profinet.