Amphenol ICC is launching the next generation high-speed ruggedized connectors for future industrial ethernet communication designs. We have collaborated with key interconnect technology partners Hirose Electric and Harting Technology Group to release the new ix Industrial series of connectors. The IEC 61076-3-124 compliant ix Industrial connectors are ideal for various applications in Factory and Process Automation, Machine to Machine communication, Robotics, Sensors, Human Interface devices, and all devices requiring Ethernet IIoT connectivity in a highly automated Industrial environment.

This mechanically robust 10-position connector capable of Cat6A performance is introduced to meet the growing demands of our customers in Automation. The ix Industrial comes in a package 70% smaller than the size of a typical RJ45 connector currently used in many Industrial Ethernet applications, thus providing robust performance with a smaller footprint. With 10mm connector pitch, strong 2-point metal latching, 360-degree shielding for EMI protection, it is poised to meet the needs of new higher density Industrial Ethernet communication designs.

Offered as PCB mount receptacles in right angle and vertical orientations, the ix Industrial comes with multiple keying options and mating field terminable plugs for easy on-site installation.  The products are currently available in IP20 versions for MICE1 environments and IP67 versions for MICE2 and MICE3 harsh environments. These are designed to be intermatable with Hirose and Harting ix Industrial series of interconnect products.

Amphenol ICC’s ix Industrial series is positioned to meet the growing demands of Industry 4.0 and Cloud to Factory floor Ethernet connectivity as well.