BY MAJEED AHMAD

L-com Global Connectivity has
unveiled a new series of premium cable assemblies that are designed to
withstand harsh conditions and are being targeted at applications such as industrial
Ethernet, industrial controls, factory automation, test equipment, I/O
connectivity, and sensor and actuator connectivity.

These cable assemblies are
designed to exceed category standards and ensure optimal network throughput
even in harsh industrial or extreme weather conditions. Moreover, besides extra
strength, the flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomer (FR-TPE) cable jackets are
also resistant to oil, sunlight (UV), and weld spatter.

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L-com’s premium M12 cable
assemblies have been built with FR-TPE cable and IP68-rated M12 connectors that
are high-flex, outdoor CMX-rated, and double-shielded. A double-shielded braid
and foil design provides maximum protection from electromagnetic interference
(EMI) and radio-frequency interference (RFI).

The cables are rated for 600 V
and are flex-tested to 1 million cycles at 10x cable OD and 10 million cycles at
20x cable OD. These cable assemblies are also available off-the-shelf with
connector options that include D-coded, four-position male M12, four-position
female M12, and standard RJ45 combinations.

The premium M12 cables are available in 0.5-,
1-, 2-, 3-, 5-, and 10-meter lengths. Furthermore, custom lengths and labeling
are made available either with L-com’s Custom Cable Configurator tool or by
directly contacting L-com.