HELUKABEL Upgrades PROFINET and PROFIBUS to PLTC-ER Rated

HELUKABEL, one of the leading global manufacturers and suppliers of cable, wires and accessories, recently announced that select PROFINET and PROFIBUS cable products have earned a Power-Limited Tray Cable – Exposed Run (PLTC-ER) certification to stay ahead of the curve as industry trends change. The product specific cable types being upgraded are: PROFINET Type A, PROFINET Type B, and PROFIBUS DP.

The original PLTC certification allowed the products to extend outside of the cable tray 6 ft (1.8 m). With the upgraded PLTC-ER certification, these products can extend up to 50 ft (15 m) outside of the cable tray without additional protection e.g. conduit, armoring, etc.

PROFINET Type A is rated Category 5e. It can be used in environments that vary in temperature between -40°F and +176°F (-40°C - +80°C). The PVC jacket is flame retardant according to flame test IEC 60332-1-2 and UV-resistant according to UL 2556 Section 4.2.8.5 and UL 1581 Section 1200, respectively. Additionally, the PROFINET Type A is UL recognized under PLTC-ER 75°C according to UL 13 for the United States, c(UL)us Listing Type CMG 75°C according to UL 444 for the United States and Canada, and meets the standards according to CE and RoHS.

PROFINET Type B is rated Category 5e. It can be used in environments that vary in temperature between -40°F and +176°F (-40°C - +80°C). The PVC jacket is flame retardant according to flame test IEC 60332-1-2 and UV-resistant according to UL 2556 Section 4.2.8.5 and UL 1581 Section 1200, respectively. Additionally, the PROFINET Type B is UL recognized under PLTC-ER 75°C according to UL 13 for the United States, c(UL)us Listing Type CMG 75°C according to UL 444 for the United States and Canada, and meets the standards according to CE and RoHS.

PROFIBUS DP has a stranded pair and a violet outer jacket. It can be used in environments that vary in temperature between -40°F and +176°F (-40°C - +80°C). The special PVC jacket is flame retardant according to the FT4 Vertical-Tray Flame Test according to UL 2556 Section 9.6 and UL 1685 Section 12 to 19. Additionally, the PROFIBUS DP is UL recognized under PLTC-ER 75°C according to UL 13 for the United States, c(UL)us Listing Type CMG 75°C according to UL 444 for the United States and Canada, and meets the standards according to DESINA, CE and RoHS.