Belden launches SPE portfolio for ruggedised IIoT

  • January 23, 2023
  • William Payne

Network equipment supplier Belden has launched a portfolio of Single Pair Ethernet products designed for industrial IoT in harsh environments, as well as transport applications. The SPE portfolio includes IP20-rated PCB jack, patch cords and cordsets for clean-area connections and IP65/IP67-rated circular M8/M12 patch cords, cordsets and receptacles for reliable field device industrial ethernet connections.

For industrial applications, the products create a foundation for real-time communications between all devices on the network, the enterprise backbone and the cloud to improve process efficiency and reduce operational costs. Belden is positioning its new portfolio as a simple and affordable product set for ruggedised high speed communications connecting an expanding number of sensors and actuators in automated production cells connecting to the factory backbone.

For transportation applications, the Belden SPE products offer a 30% improvement on bending ratio and 30% smaller outer diameter, alleviating issues caused by tight spaces between vehicle bodies. In addition, the products simplify cabling to improve customer experience with a greater range of connectivity and reduce the weight added by existing connectivity products by nearly half.

“The communication network plays an increasingly important role in both Industry 4.0 and modern transportation applications. In both areas, it’s critical for real-time data from connected field devices to be monitored, seamlessly shared and analysed simultaneously to ensure the optimal performance of the operation,” said Chen Zhang, product manager at Belden. “Our SPE product portfolio ensures reliable connectivity and gives customers a future-forward solution for mission-critical industrial applications and radical new transportation applications.”