HARTING has expanded its preLink® integrated Ethernet connection system with new versions of the preLink® termination block for interfacing with PROFINET, industrial Ethernet and ultra-flexible cables, typically used on robots.

Delivering even more flexibility and ease of use for preLink® connection technology, the preLink® termination block is now available in a black PROFINET version. It is suitable for AWG 22/23 stranded wire and comes with printed standardised wire assignment for PROFINET and industrial Ethernet. Wire assignment is clear, so that assembly is quick and easy.

Also available is a white preLink® cube, which is optimised for AWG 24 wires and suitable for a large number of ultra-flexible robot cables with AWG 24/19 wire configuration.

With its preLink® connection technology, HARTING has successfully managed to separate a previously fixed connection between cable and connector into two independent and re-usable components. The preLink® termination block is fitted with an inlet for 4- or 8-wire Ethernet cable, which can be securely assembled in the field in a single stage with the appropriate preLink® tool.

The termination block fits the related RJ45 and M12 jacks and connectors. The benefit of this system is that the termination block can be removed and inserted in another connector in a matter of seconds over and over again, meaning that cables and connectors can be switched independently of one another.

Please click here for further information on the preLink® terminal block.