The Lapp Group is further expanding its range. The world market leader for integrated cabling and connection solutions from Stuttgart is presenting numerous innovations at Hannover Messe 2017, including various ÖLFLEX servo and motor cables for drive systems. Here, the focus is on cables with UL certification in accordance with the North American standard, which will thus be of interest primarily to export-orientated industry.
There are also innovations in the ETHERLINE portfolio, the data cables for factory automation. Here, Lapp are presenting two new cables with a rapid 10 Gbit/s in accordance with the Cat. 7 standard. One variant is Profinet-compliant and is particularly suited to moving applications with torsion. It has a long service life and withstands up to five million cycles with twists of +/-180 degrees per metre. The second new variant is a particularly flexible Ethernet cable that is just 6.4 millimetres thick, and is hence particularly suited to installation in control cabinets where space is at a premium.
The UNITRONIC range has also been expanded: a new CAN bus cable is conceived for use in commercial vehicle bodies, such as fire brigade vehicles, low loaders, snowploughs or bulldozers. The cable fulfils the highest requirements of temperature resistance (-40 to +105 degrees Celsius) and robustness: it withstands oil, petrol, diesel, lubricants, UV light and of course wind and weather.
A further highlight at the Lapp stand is the modular multi-frame rectangular connectors EPIC MH, which can accept any connector modules for energy, signals and data. The mix of different functions makes the system extremely flexible, and it is also compatible with the market standard.