Belden Releases New Category 6A PROFINET Cables for Data-Intensive IIoT Environments

Advanced 4-Pair Design in New DataTuff Cabling Supports 10Gb/s Data Flow for Robust Data Transfer and Stronger Signals from the Factory Floor

St. Louis, Missouri - July 17, 2017 - Belden, Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has released its new DataTuff Cat6A PROFINET cables, designed to support the growing demand for high-volume data transfer from the factory floor. These cables transmit data up to 10Gb/s and provide the reliable, ruggedized and flexible connections required in environments built for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

“The connectivity required by the IIoT is driving the trend toward more data at lower levels of the automation pyramid – including within individual sensors and actuators – and the need for an easier way to manage critical information,” said Loredana Negriu, product manager at Belden. “With these new high-capacity PROFINET cables, customers gain an immediate way to move data in large volumes, and at high speeds, from the factory floor to the rest of the operation.”

Depending on the application’s needs, two types of DataTuff Cat6A PROFINET cables are available – Type A (stationary) and Type B (flexing). Both are designed in UL-style with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), low-smoke, zero-halogen (LSZH) and polyurethane (PUR) jacket materials.

Ideal for industrial operations, such as automotive, oil and gas, food and beverage, and machine building, the cables are:

  • Easy to use. Fast connections make installation a seamless and effortless process.
  • Flexible. Finer conductor stranding and more flexible jacket options offer extended uses for the Type B cables.
  • Reliable. The materials used in the cable design withstand harsh conditions, which lowers risk and optimizes network efficiency and reliability for mission-critical applications.
The new cabling enhances Belden’s entire PROFINET product family, and with Hirschmann switches and Lumberg Automation connectivity components, engineers have a single source for all Ethernet-based devices and support services. “Network engineers can now easily connect their devices across all systems for efficient automation,” adds Negriu.

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In a world moving toward new levels of interoperability made possible by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), visibility is vital to operators as they face increasing demands to receive, analyze and share data. Belden’s industrial connectivity solutions address these needs head on. With more connected machines, rising data volumes and increasing productivity demands, customers can count on Belden cable and Lumberg Automation and Hirschmann industrial connectors for a complete communications infrastructure designed to last. Belden’s customized systems provide high levels of performance and reliability to help a wide range of industrial automation applications handle the growth of intelligent, networked devices and robust analytics. Visit to learn more.

About Belden

Belden Inc., a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at; follow us on Twitter: @BeldenIND.

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