R&M has introduced cabling solutions for maritime& offshore applications. The Network connectors along with field-terminable FM45, copper and fiber optic networks from R&M have been enabled for fast and quick-assembly technology that is user-friendly. R&M’s modular platforms have made it easy to upgrade effortlessly from copper to fiber optic cabling. This change allows the ship’s network to transport greater data quantities faster or to integrate demanding new applications.
The Cat. 5e and Cat. 6 R&M connector systems featuring copper wires terminated with corrosion and vibration-proof insulation displacement contacts (IDCs), in particular, ensuring lasting & reliable operation and high availability of the network even under the stressful mechanical, climatic, chemical and electromechanical conditions found on ships. Modules with IDC wiring are also stable in terms of transmission, so there is no change in characteristic values.
Plug-in contacts in industrial and maritime environments must be able to withstand harsher environmental conditions and must be protected accordingly. Dust and moisture-proof cabinets provide this protection for distribution frames while directly attached protective sleeves do so for individual connectors. IEC 60529 defines the types of IP protection involved. R&M has an extensive range of products to provide protection from IP54 up to IP67 for RJ45 and SC-RJ standard interfaces.
Splash Line allows the subsequent sealing of RJ45 connector systems. The IP54 solution consists of a rubber flange for sockets and rubber sleeves for connectors. The IP67 solutions for RJ45 and SC-RJ connections consist of robust plastic sleeves that protect connection points even if they are submerged for brief periods. With R&M safety and security helps to increase the availability of data networks.
Gaurav Ahluwalia, Managing Director, R&M India said, “Maritime can progress technically, organizationally and economically by introducing Ethernet-IP Networks on their ships. Modern data networks help to increase the intelligence, efficiency, productiveness, comfort, safety and security of ships, ship traffic and offshore equipments. R&M’s modular platform enables an effortless upgrade from copper to fiber optic cabling. This change allows the network to transport greater data quantities faster or to integrate new applications.”