Ethernet communication in a linear moving application
In industrial applications linear horizontal or vertical moving machine parts are often used. A typical application is a pick-and-place machine where elements must be precisely gripped, distributed or placed. In a beverage production, this could be, for example, the insertion of filled bottles into a beverage crate.
- Cables running from static to moving machine parts are installed in drag chains and must be suitable for highly dynamic, permanent movements
- The cables should be pluggable so that they can be replaced quickly and easily in the event of maintenance. EPIC® DATA flange connectors can perfectly be used for this.
- Due to vibration and dirt on the machine, drag chain compatible patchcords with overmolded connectors are used to ensure a high level of sealing with protection class IP67.
- Other connectors, such as the sensor/actuator cabling, also have IP67 protection class