Ensuring reliability and performance during transmission
Optical sensors play a crucial role in industrial applications, ensuring reliable image processing and performance. As they become more powerful, they are used in various applications, including quality management and documentation systems. Machine vision systems must remain functional even under demanding conditions, such as mechanical stress. Data connectors must meet these requirements to prevent wear and downtime. Miniaturization in smaller systems poses challenges, including electromagnetic interference pulses, reduced system architecture, and thermal problems. Solutions include miniaturized interfaces, device-integrated connection technology, optimized component positioning, and simulations of heat generation, signal integrity, and impedance.
Standards for optimized image processing
Phoenix Contact, a leading industrial connection technology company, offers a range of data connectors, including D-SUB, RJ45, USB, HDMI, coaxial, and fiber-optic connection technology. They are also experts in new components like Single Pair Ethernet and RJ45 Industrial, ensuring optimized image processing for machine vision applications.
Phoenix Contact has developed the RJ45 Industrial product family for industrial applications, featuring an optimized 360° shielding concept. The product family includes raised housing shield springs and pins for printed circuit boards to counter electromagnetic interference. The connection between RJ45-IND connectors and female printed circuit board connectors has been optimized, resulting in a perfect match and increased contact depth. The temperature resistance of the female PCB connector has been improved using fiberglass technology, allowing temperatures from -40 to +105 C. The RJ45-IND patch cables are robust and feature an IDC fast connection for easy assembly.
Single Pair Ethernet
The IEEE 802.3 task force has created transmission standards for Single Pair Ethernet (SPE), enabling data rates of 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps at distances of 15 to 1,000 m. The MultiGigBASE-T1 standard supports data rates of up to 10 Gbps at distances of up to 15 m. SPE is an exciting field for industrial image processing due to its potential to transmit data and power. Phoenix Contact’s SPE portfolio offers compact and 50W consistent designs, including compact IP20 connectors and IP67-protected M8 connectors. SPE components are available for machine vision sensor developers, including new semiconductors, magnetics, and SPE-compatible cables.
Phoenix Contact’s Finepitch product series offers a professional contact system for space-saving PCB connections, offering high-speed data transmission rates of up to 52 Gbps. The system features ScaleX double contacts (FP 0,8) for vibration-resistant connections in confined spaces. Phoenix Contact provides support during the design-in process, allowing device developers to obtain preconfigured 2D/3D data for their CAD software. They also offer individual thermal and housing simulations, free simulations for data and signal integrity, and a free sample service.