The HARTING M8 D-code is more than just a new connector – it is also a complete system for connecting miniature sensor technology to Ethernet networks. It has been designed to handle the high bandwidths and demanding industrial conditions found in Integrated Industry. The M8 is a common connector at the field level, although to date only for the transmission of signals. The new M8 D-code has a robust metal housing with continuous shielding, which enables it to supply devices with 100 Mbit/s Fast Ethernet.
The M8 D-Code is IP67 protected making it suitable for harsh environments. In addition, standardization to PAS IEC 61076-2-114 also makes it a safe investment, as it can be combined with the connectors and sockets of various manufacturers. This means that all users can benefit from a smaller but reliable interface for miniaturization.