Smart Connectivity, Connected Infrastructure, & the…

DECENTRALIZED DECISIONS: CONNECTORS MAKE DECENTRALIZED SYSTEMS POSSIBLE Decentralized systems have become the preferred structure when designing a production floor. These systems contrast to older centralized systems where all machines and devices are connected to a single control panel and room. Decentralized systems are far more efficient by allowing decisions to occur at the site of the application (or the edge). By keeping controls near the application, parts of the system can function independently. This is extremely important when flexibility is needed. Changing a centralized system is time-consuming and expensive because all connections and cables must be pulled and rerouted to a new location. Likewise, changing a centralized system often requires troubleshooting to ensure that new processes don’t interfere with older ones. Decentralized systems operate independently of each other, so changes can be made easily and without endangering the rest of the system. In a decentralized system, hardwiring is not a viable option. On modern production floors changing a layout or even switching out parts of a machine is a common practice. Connectors prevent expensive downtime by making these adjustments easy and fast for workers to accomplish without specialized tooling. The most efficient connectors are modular

connectors that allow multiple connection points to be combined into one housing. The next level of connector modularity allows the customization of the module itself, ensuring all space is used as efficiently as possible.

Connectivity is a critical area of Industry 4.0 and connectors are no longer optional when designing machines, devices, or sensors used in modern manufacturing equipment. Well- designed connectors that offer space-savings and modularity help manufacturers realize the promises of Industry 4.0 while using reliable, time- tested technology. The Han-Modular® Domino is the next level of modularity. Users can customize modules with the specific interconnects needed for an application.

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T1 Industrial for Industrial Single Pair Ethernet

The T1 Industrial is the standard mating face for industrial Single Pair Ethernet, which enables the transmission of Ethernet over a single pair of wires rather than two or four. This allows lightweight, economical and seamless communication from sensor to cloud.

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