The trade fair highlights at a glance

Friday, November 19, 2021

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The METZ CONNECT Group stands for high quality contact technology and connection elements in the electrotechnical and electronic area. Around the world, our products guarantee safe and reliable connections for smooth information flow – from the circuit board to the infrastructure environment.

You can find an overview of our trade fair highlights for 2021/2022 here.

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Our trade fair highlights at a glance

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Cabling solutions for networks

Highly specialized, internationally standardized and powerful network solutions in WLAN, copper and fiber optic technology convince with convenient installation, maximum quality and highest system capability across all relevant performance classes.

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Copper cabling

RJ45 plugs and sockets

The portfolio with RJ, USB, M12, coax and FO connectors for cabling systems offers a wide range of plugs and sockets in various performance and protection classes for copper and FO

  • 10/100 MBit, 10 GBit and 25 GBit Ethernet systems
  • simple mounting without special tools
  • robust zinc diecast casing
  • suitable for PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, etc., Remote Powering (PoE, PoE plus and 4PPoE) and HDBaseT, AV over IP, SAT-IP, and much more

Patch panels and patch cords

For the distribution of structured cabling, we offer patch panels, module or subracks with suitable accessories for copper and fiber optic connections in modular or compact design in different performance classes, height units and with different numbers of ports.

Patch panels
  • for copper and fiber glass connections
  • modular or compact design
  • Cat.5, 5e, 6, 6A
  • DCCS Data Center Compact Solutions for up to
    48 ports in one sovereign unit
Patch cords
  • Ethernet Cat.6A - up to 10 GBit Ethernet
  • seven colors, 0.5 m to 30 m long

Subscriber connections – Terminal casing for copper and fiber glass plug connections

  • Wall outlets

  • Top-hat rail adapters

  • Under-floor systems

  • Surface-mounted distributors

  • Consolidation points

IP67 protective casing for plugs and sockets
For RJ45 and fiber optic connectors we offer IP-protected. Empty housings for wall/surface mounting or as a freely laid cable coupling and flanges as a housing wall bushing in the industrial variants V1, V4, V5, V6 and V14.

  • IP67 degree of protection
  • Resistant metal and plastic casing

Product overview


M12 circular connectors X- and D-coded for Industrial Ethernet

The M12 connection technology product family consists of X-, D-, and A-coded PCB sockets and inserts, field-terminable connectors, cable assemblies, and control cabinet bushings as well as field-terminable M12 X-coded / D-coded sockets with or without flange.

  • D-coded: Cat.5 for 10/100 MBit Ethernet
  • X-coded: Cat.6A for 10 GBit Ethernet
  • A-coded: Sensor – actuator connection technology
  • IP67 when plugged in
  • 360° shielding
  • Connecting two and four-pair data cables, AWG 22-26
  • Mounting without special tools
  • Very robust: vibration-proof and shock-resistant (IEC 61076-2-101 / -109)
  • Board jacks, terminal and connection cables, field plugs and sockets as well as switch cabinet feed-throughs

Fiber optic cabling

Plugs, jacks and couplings for network cabling

For fiber optic transmission we offer plugs and couplings in different performance classes like OS2 for singlemode and OM2 to OM5 for multimode connections in protection classes IP20 and IP67.

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Intelligent system components

Intelligent system and switch cabinet components for building and process automation.

Industry automation - With METZ CONNECT from the field level with sensors and actuators to the data center

In the market segments of Industrial electronics, Data and communication technology as well as in Building technology, METZ CONNECT offers universal systems for a secure and smooth data flow – from the circuit board via connectors, cables and patch panel to the infrastructure environment. Consequently, METZ CONNECT guarantees holistic
and transparent communication in all application fields – without system breaks and performance losses. Alongside the large variety of different and future-oriented connection technology, METZ CONNECT also offers cross-range and customer-specific special solutions.


System components for control cabinet – applications

Building automation

So that infrastructure systems can be operated in large and small buildings, it is essential that the most important technical operating functions, such as system monitoring, air-conditioning, ventilation and lighting, run automatically. This also increases the requirement for building installation functions, which with normal technology, can typically be a great cost. Building automation, therefore, relies more and more on serial bus systems, which perform the information transmission between sensors and actuators, switches, and higher-level control systems.

Bus systems offer various benefits for this:
  • Easier planning and installation of building functions
  • High flexibility for building use, as the functions are freely configurable, meaning they can be adjusted and reset at any time and as required
METZ CONNECT already has ready-made software applications for these functions, which saves the system integrator time and money.
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I/O components - Automation in buildings, systems and machinery

Fire protection/fire detection technology

The fire protection and fire alarm or smoke extraction technology is one of the most important sets of controls in building automation. One component of these controls is, for example, fire dampers. Digital inputs, for example, are needed for acquisition of the dampers. At the same time, however, the dampers should be controlled by the actuators via digital outputs. METZ CONNECT offers the combined digital mixing module XX-DIO4/2-IP or this, which has both functionalities.


Automatic switching of the air-conditioning system and window monitoring. In order to carry out switching jobs in this type of automated system, e.g. to switch an air-conditioning system, METZ CONNECT offers the digital relay output module XX-DO4 with 4 changeover contacts. Using the 4 switches on the front of the device, manual intervention is possible for corresponding switch task.


As there is a high switch-on load in most lighting switch circuits, a digital mixer module XX-DIO4/2 has been developed so that these lighting switch circuits are controlled directly with powerful relays. At the same time, the XX-DIO4/2 has digital inputs for direct connection of light switches for manual activation. This guarantees system availability if the controller is not available.

Sun protection

Control shutters and blinds automatically as required. Because of the corresponding safety equipment for controlling the motors for the blinds, the XX-TP three-point module is the right device for controlling these drives.

Energy management

Recording consumption by electricity, gas, heat and water, for example, forms the basis of energy transparency. A so-called meter impulse module XX-SI4 has been specially developed for recording these consumption data. The module has 4 channels with a standard S0 pulse interface, which it is possible to connect 4 meters for various media to.

Break-in and access control

Display of open windows and doors. Warning in the event of malfunction, break-in or emergency call. Digital inputs are needed in these automated controls so that information about the status of windows or doors, for example, can be received. METZ CONNECT offers the 10 digital input module XX-DI10 for this so that the status of doors and windows can be recorded by potential-free window and door contacts.


Energy-efficient temperature controls and ideal heat distribution. Various I/Os are necessary for these controls. In order to record temperatures, among other things, analog inputs are needed for connecting the temperature sensors available on the market. METZ CONNECT has developed the universally programmable analog input module XX-AI8 for this with 8 available inputs. Different temperature sensors can be connected to these 8 inputs simultaneously.

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Connection technology

Intelligent system and switch cabinet components for building and process automation.

Ethernet terminal blocks

Circuit board terminal blocks instead of connectors are of interest for devices that are permanently installed and do not need a frequently plug/removable connection and which typically are installed permanently in one location. For example sensors, lights, but also IP cameras, etc. Circuit board terminal blocks are and increasingly will be a beneficial alternative to the standard Ethernet connectors and connection technologies.

Ethernet terminal block solutions

In principle, corresponding mechanical requirements, data transfer rates and PoE power supply are needed for different applications.
There are also corresponding connectors.

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  • Easy handling, color coding
  • assembly-friendly, without special tools
  • pluggable or permanently soldered
  • board cover of cable cross-sections
  • different designs
  • ideal for compact devices with tight space conditions
  • Cost-effective solutions
  • Fewer components

  • Data transfer properties for up to 10 GBit/s Ethernet

  • Single, double or four-pair Ethernet

  • PoE, PoE+, 4PPoE, PoDL and more

  • Hybrid system for Ethernet and power supply possible

  • ideal for Ethernet APL

  • SPE ready for up to 1,000 m (AWG 16)

Single Pair Ethernet - SPE

For some time now, companies like METZ CONNECT have been working with transmission and cabling technologies such as the IoT and IIoT networks of today and tomorrow. As fiber glass, 5G and WLAN transmission media become increasingly widespread, the justified question arises about what is gong to happen with twisted-pair network cabling. The good news here is that new applications with are being created with Ethernet interfaces as a result of the further development of Ethernet transmission technology and PoE power supply of up to 90 W at present. In addition, an increased need for standardized, lean transmission technology is developing, both in respect of the transmission protocol as in respect of hardware, connectors and cabling – ideally right to the field level directly to the sensors and actuators. Single Pair Ethernet (SPE), a suitable solution for this, is in the starting blocks.


Benefits of SPE

  • Universal Ethernet communication to the field level
  • Sensors and actuators become part of the IT infrastructure
  • Simpler implementation and operation
  • Reduced weight and space, up to 50 %
  • 10-times longer range, up to 1,000 m
  • With TSN, a perfect infrastructure for IoT and IIoT

  • Data and power via one medium

  • Data transfer currently up to 1 GBit/s

  • PoDL – Power over Data Line with up to 50 W

Solutions from METZ CONNECT

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SPE terminal blocks

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SPE connectors according to IEC 63171-1
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SPE connectors according to IEC 63171-6 for industry and process automation

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