The trade fair highlights at a glance
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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.
Our trade fair highlights at a glance
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.
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.
Subscriber connections – Terminal casing for copper and fiber glass plug connections
Top-hat rail adapters
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
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.
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.
Intelligent system components
Intelligent system and switch cabinet components for building and process automation.
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
Measuring and monitoring relays
The METZ CONNECT monitoring relays are used for the protection of man and machine as well as for the control of electrical processes depending on electrical or physical variables.
The METZ CONNECT interface modules form the separation between the logic level and the load level in control and automation technology.
- Universally usable coupling components
- Sensor and actuator interface modules as optocouplers, power distributors, diode modules, signal modules, threshold switches, analog data encoders, analog-digital converters and as potential separators
- Powerful and compact, pluggable 14-pole industry relays
A time relay is a special type of relay, with which switch-on or switch-off delays can be achieved, for example, in control and automation technology. The product spectrum offers time relays with multiple functions and adjustable time ranges, as well as relays with specific functions such as switch-on delay, switch-off delay, impulse-on delay, flashing, timing and star-and-delt relays.
For energy and consumption monitoring as well as data monitoring in buildings, as well as on industrial plants and systems, Linux-based, high-performance data loggers are used. The multi-protocol capability of the data logger is made possible by the many connections and interfaces (TCP/IP, BACnet/IP, Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, M-Bus, SO-Impulse, digital and analog inputs and outputs) and supports you, for example, in your tasks in energy management systems according to DIN EN ISO 50001 to increase energy efficiency by integrating the MSR and HVAC technology to the building management system.
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
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.
Air-conditioningAutomatic 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.
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.
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.
Intelligent system and switch cabinet components for building and process automation.
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.
- 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
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)
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
SPE terminal blocks
SPE connectors according to IEC 63171-1
for building automation
SPE connectors according to IEC 63171-6 for industry and process automation