| | | |

Hirose: ix Industrial Specified as a PROFINET Interface by PROFIBUS User Organization

February 7, 2022

The most recent PROFINET Cabling and Interconnection Technology Guideline has recently designated the ix Industrial mating interface as a new standard for Ethernet applications. Published in June 2021, Version 5.0 of the PROFINET Guideline offers updated standards for PROFINET-compliant cabling use in industrial environments. The ix Industrial interface is a vital component in the SPC (Specific Passive Components) section for Ethernet transmission. Using the ix Industrial connector, manufacturers of PROFINET-compliant devices can create smaller, more compact devices to save valuable installation space in the control cabinet.

The ix Industrial series reduces functional space by up to 75 % and footprint by two-thirds compared to RJ45 solutions. Supporting CAT5e (1 Gbps) and CAT6A (10 Gbps) cabling, the ix Industrial Series I/O connector features an optimized EMI/ESD shielding design for safe and secure data transmission up to 10 Gbps.

“PROFINET is the leading communications standard based on industrial Ethernet. The PROFINET guideline provides users with definitive universal regulations for industrial cabling in industrial equipment, systems and plants. In the SPC section, the ix Industrial is indicated as a new key connector,” said Jeremiah Stanek, Technical Marketing Specialist, Industrial Segment at Hirose Electric USA. “The rugged ix Series combines high-speed performance and a compact design with high reliability and design flexibility. With an innovative design that is ideal for daisy-chaining applications, the space-saving ix Series connector can facilitate a significant size reduction of industrial machine vision modules.”

The ix Industrial series is compliant with the standard IEC 61076-3-124 . The range feature receptacles and plugs with two keying codes, differentiating Ethernet according to IEEE 802.3 from other applications.

There are three receptacle types available within the variations. The upright right-angle type can be mounted in parallel with a pitch distance of only 10 mm to save space. The vertical type allows the mating plug to be mated from the top giving design flexibility. The horizontal right-angle type is designed with a height of 5.7 mm, less than half the height of Hirose’s RJ45 connector. This version is ideal for use in devices where space is limited in height direction, and can also be used for thin-type control panels and FA control equipment.

The receptacle shell is mounted on the board via through-hole solder legs to enhance the retention to the board and to resist the wrenching of the cable assembly, protecting the surface-mount contacts. 

The plugs are available in IDC and solder type. The wire-termination unit and cable clamp are integrated into a continuous metal shell to provide excellent EMC performance in addition to preventing the connecting part of the cable assembly from being affected by the load on the cable.

Suitable applications are factory automation controllers, servo amplifiers, industrial robotics, servers, programmable logic controllers, security systems and many more.

  • Number of contacts: 10
  • Current rating: 1.5A if all used / 3A if only 4 pins used (1, 2, 6, 7)
  • Voltage rating: 50V AC /60V DC
  • Withstand voltage: No flashover or breakdown / Voltage of 2250V DC applied for 1 minute
  • Mating cycles: 5,000
  • Insertion/Extraction Force: 25N
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Operating temperature: -40°C to +85°C


More Information

Watch Video

Check Availability


Related Articles

Network Infrastructure Featured Product Spotlight

PBUS 14 Panduit logo 400

This webinar presented by Beth Lessard and Keith Cordero will be highlighting three Panduit solutions that will optimize network equipment and cabling to ensure that your spaces are efficiently and properly managed to support ever-evolving business needs of today and beyond. Products that will be featured include PanZone TrueEdge Wall Mount Enclsoure, Cable Managers, and Adjustable Depth 4-Post Rack.


Editor’s Pick: Featured Product News

Siemens: SIMOVAC Non-Arc-Resistant and SIMOVAC-AR Arc-Resistant Motor Controllers

The Siemens SIMOVAC medium-voltage non-arc-resistant and SIMOVAC-AR arc-resistant controllers have a modular design incorporating up to two 12SVC400 (400 A) controllers, housed in a freestanding sheet steel enclosure. Each controller is UL 347 class E2, equipped with three current-limiting fuses, a non-load-break isolating switch, and a fixed-mounted vacuum contactor (plug-in type optional for 12SVC400). The enclosure is designed for front access, allowing the equipment to be located with the rear of the equipment close to a non-combustible wall.

Read More

Sponsored Content
Explore the Benefits of Industrial Control Panel Certification

The growth of industrial machinery and automation is driving a growing need for industrial control panels (ICPs) globally. The UL 508A Industrial Control Panel Shop Program is part of UL’s General Coverage Program, which offers control panel manufacturers flexibility in applying UL Certification Marks to a wide range of industrial control panel designs. Our Industrial Control Panel Program covers multiple requirements like proper component usage, enclosure environmental ratings, wiring and motor protection, safety markings, and conformance to the National Electric Code® (NEC) and Canadian Electrical Code (CEC).

Learn more HERE.

Products for Panel Builders

  • Mitsubishi Electric: MELSOFT Gemini 3D Simulator Software

    Mitsubishi Electric: MELSOFT Gemini 3D Simulator Software

    Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has recently released its MELSOFT Gemini 3D Simulator Software to allow users to expedite the design and construction of manufacturing projects as they introduce new automation components to their facility. By connecting to a variety of software and factory devices, Gemini provides visualization, simulation, and the streamlining of work processes. Read More…

  • CIMON: Xpanel Hybrid Expandable HMI + PLC Combo Unit

    CIMON: Xpanel Hybrid Expandable HMI + PLC Combo Unit

    Why pay for HMI and PLC products separately when you can save on cost and space by using a single, self-contained solution? This was CIMON’s philosophy when designing the Xpanel Hybrid: convenience, reliability, and practicality. Based on decades of knowledge and experience in the automation industry, CIMON has combined two of their most popular devices into one convenient package. Read More…