Structured and Point to Point Cabling
Industrial automation systems are undergoing dramatic transformations that require businesses to adopt new strategies for industrial Ethernet. With the transition to Ethernet connected controllers, computers, high speed motion control, cameras and power electronics, new approaches are required because past industrial network practices may no longer apply. Every day, 160,000 new industrial Ethernet nodes are connected (I.H.S. Global/IMS Research). The design, specification, installation and testing of Ethernet cabling systems need closer examination for appropriate network cabling implementation.
When assessing your cabling network topology to determine whether you should use structured cabling or point to point cabling, the primary considerations are your design specs, network longevity, maintainability and installation. These considerations will help you choose the best cabling option for your Ethernet industrial automation application.
The Wyr-Grid™ Overhead Cable Tray Routing System is designed to route and manage copper data cables, fiber optic cables, and power cables within data centers, connected buildings, and industrial automation applications. Innovative features provide quick, easy assembly that reduces installation time to half that of typical wire basket or ladder rack systems, thus minimizing installation costs.
The FiberRunner® and Fiber-Duct™ Routing Systems consist of channels, fittings and brackets designed to segregate, route and protect fiber optic and high performance copper cabling. Typical applications include data centers and Telco Central Offices where cable is routed from distribution areas to equipment cabinets or racks. They can be deployed overhead or in approved underfloor installations. Available standard colors include yellow, orange and black.