- Weidmüller PROFINET / AIDA robotics cabling – universal installation system for the transmission of energy, signals and data in automotive construction (AIDA*).
- PROFINET IRT V2.3 certified – Fast Start-Up and integrated web server.
- Variants with 16DI and 8DI/8DO.
One highlight of the new modules is that they can also be integrated in copper and POF installation systems using PushPull plug-in connectors. The installation system for robotics cabling is designed to be universal and conforms with the cabling guidelines for PROFINET, the standard that the AIDA* members apply consistently and without exception for new systems. This way, they wish to establish standardisation in the area of Industrial Ethernet. PushPull was designed specifically for these requirements. The system consists of coordinated individual plug-in components for the wiring of cable sets and thus reduces the installation effort by around 50%. Users can use these components to plug in the three basic elements of industrial automation – power, signals and data – via Plug & Play. The robust metal housings enclosing the connectors ensure a long lifespan, even when used for applications in harsh environments. The UR67 I/O modules and the PushPull plug-in connectors are designed for a feed-in current of 2 x 16A. Therefore, lots of modules can be supplied without having to re-feed-in. Weidmüller uses RJ45 components of category 6A for data transmission because these have a considerably higher system reserve than category 5 components, and also uses POF/SCRJ plug-in connectors. The new PushPull modules complete the comprehensive solution for robotics cabling that up until now has included repeaters, media converters, PushPull plug-in connectors and cables.
*Automation Initiative of German Domestic Automobile Manufacturers or AIDA for short:
- Defines the standards for automation systems in automotive construction
- Clearly acknowledges PROFINET.
*AIDA = Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Daimler and BMW
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