Next stop, predictive maintenance: ITTH
- High speed of data transmission
- Resistant to external influences such as water, oil and gasoline
- Easy to mate for easy, quick assembly and disassembly of the system
Main technical requirements
- High-speed data transmission
Challenges & Opportunities
Reliable connectivity and fast transmission
To ensure that the data from the measuring system can be transmitted quickly and accurately to the computer system, suitable connection technology is required. The choice fell on hybrid connectors from Fischer Connectors. While looking for the optimal connectors for the system, ITTH came across the connectors in the Fischer FiberOptic Series. These are ideally suited for this application due to their hybrid technology. The Fischer FiberOptic Series connectors have two optical channels for data transmission and two electrical contacts. This enables data to be transmitted at a speed of 10 Gbit/s.
“While looking for the optimal connectors for our system, we came across the Fischer FiberOptic Series. These connectors are ideally suited to our needs, due to their hybrid technology. What’s more, they’re robust enough to withstand external influences, such as water and oil in the track bed. We were also won over by the quick and easy mating for maintenance purposes.”Thomas Hartwig Managing Director of ITTH GmbH & Co. KG.
Since the system is located in the track bed, the connectors have to be appropriately robust and resistant to external influences. Fischer connectors have IP68 and IP67 sealing. They are resistant to external influences such as dust, rain and snow. Even oil and gasoline, that they may also come into contact with in the track bed, cannot harm the connectors. The system has to be lifted out of the track bed for regular maintenance. To avoid having to close the track for this, it is important that the connectors can be mated quickly and easily. Here, too, the Fischer FiberOptic Series connectors compel thanks to their quick and easy mating.