The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 63171-7 standard creates a broad industry consensus on a power-and-data hybrid format that easily integrates machines into a network and improves power distribution.As a founding member of the SPE Industrial Partner Network, TE led an industry consortium in recommending that M12 hybrid interfaces should be specified under the new IEC 63171-7 standard. The standard now has the support of multiple trade groups and more than 80 companies. As one of the most common connector sizes in field-level applications, the M12 format easily connects to existing Ethernet infrastructure, replacing traditional fieldbus and analog solutions.With SPE implemented at the device level, manufacturers can realise transparent, IP-based communication, replacing the current solutions that are expensive or have reduced transparency...
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