December 14, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added new communication cables from Quabbin, providing even more options for reliable Ethernet and Profinet communication.
New continuous flexing 26AWG Cat5e or Cat6/6a shielded industrial Ethernet cable is available with two or four twisted pairs. Cable jacket options include Zero Halogen Flame Retardant (ZHFR), Flame Retardant Thermoplastic Elastomer (FR-TPE), and Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE). This cable can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20 or 25ft. minimum depending on style, and starts at $1.23/ft.
Unshielded 24AWG Cat5e flexible industrial Ethernet cable with four twisted pairs is now available and is rated for outdoor use, is resistant to sun and rain, and has additional flame resistance. This cable can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20 or 25ft. minimum depending on style, and is priced at $0.66/ft.
Continuous flexing Profinet cable is now available in a shielded, PLTC-2PR rated, Cat5e 22AWG size with two twisted pairs, a TPE jacket, and support for Profinet Type B and C communication. This cable can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20ft. minimum, and is priced at $1.42/ft.
In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency, and the majority of their products are stocked for fast shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit https://www.automationdirect.com/
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