Utility supplies: Cord sets perform in extreme wash-down environments

Utility equipment: Belden’s new cord sets designed to perform in extreme wash-down environments. Cord sets ensure functional reliability, lower maintenance costs in the most hazardous industrial environments.

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Safety products: Belden Inc., a provider of signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has released new Wash-Down Cord Sets as part of its Lumberg Automation product portfolio in North America and Europe. The new cord sets are designed to withstand extreme temperatures, immense pressure and the chemical exposure typical in high-intensity cleaning processes. They also ensure functional reliability in all harsh industrial settings.

As industrial-based businesses rely heavily on highly connected and automated systems to lower costs, increase productivity and maximize margins ­ the risk and costs of unplanned downtime increase dramatically. The hazardous conditions of many industrial settings, including facilities for manufacturing, oil and gas, energy, utilities, water treatment and more, put immense strain on the cord sets and cables that enable sensor-connected systems, increasing the risk of cable failure and higher maintenance costs.

Lumberg Automation¹s Wash-Down Cord Sets feature gold-plated crimp contacts, high shock and vibration resistance, and IP67, IP68 and IP69K certification for ingress protection. They are also specifically designed to withstand the high-shock and vibration found in industrial environments, which helps to maintain a high productivity level of equipment.

Additionally, the cord sets feature:
• A seal of quality from ECOLAB, which indicates Lumberg Automation’s Wash-Down Cord Sets fulfill stringent requirements related to impermeability and resistance to a wide range of aggressive chemicals and cleaning agents.
• UL certification for temperatures up to +90°C and an operating temperature range of 40 to +105°C, which ensures the cord sets are suitable for the extreme temperatures of industrial applications worldwide.
• Fast and easy installation and replacement processes ­ especially compared to traditional hardwired systems. Technicians can replace damaged or outdated cord sets faster than with hardwired systems ­ often in less than 15 or 20 minutes ­ potentially saving tens of thousands of dollars from unplanned downtime.

“Ensuring the reliability of connected, automated systems in industrial settings is absolutely essential for businesses focused on improving productivity and profitability,” said Tim Senkbeil, product line manager at Lumberg Automation. “By withstanding the most extreme industrial conditions and making it easier to install and replace connectors and cables, these wash-down cord sets help businesses minimize the risk of unplanned downtime, while lowering maintenance costs.”

For more information on wash-down environments, read our white paper, “Built to Last: Maintaining Reliability and Uptime of Critical Connected Systems in Industrial Settings.”

In a world moving toward interoperability, visibility is vital to operators as they face increasing demands to receive, analyze and share data. Belden’s industrial connectivity solutions address these needs head on. With more connected machines, increasing data volumes and productivity demands at an all-time high, customers in challenging environments can count on Belden cable, Lumberg Automation and Hirschmann industrial connectors for a complete communications infrastructure designed to last. Belden’s customized systems provide robust performance and reliability for a wide range of industrial automation applications.

About Belden
Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

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