igus (East Providence, RI) has developed two highly flexible Ethernet cables for use in energy chains that have been tested and certified for use in North American markets. The cables, CFBUS.045 and CFBUS.049, are indispensable for the implementation of Industry 4.0 in automation. They have UL certification for North American markets and received the certificate for CC-Link IE protocols for the Asiatic region.
The CC-Link IE controller network has been designed for the rapid exchange of large amounts of data in a factory or production plant, whereas the CC-Link IE field network has been optimized for connection of a wide range of devices and their connection to other existing networks such as the standard CC-Link. These increasing requirements for industrial Ethernet communication nodes call for a secure and long-lasting connection between the components to meet the continuously growing amounts of data being transferred. The CAT5e and CAT6 chainflex Ethernet cables are exactly the right choices to ensure this communication.www.igus.com; 800-521-2747