Beefed-up RJ45 is quicker to assemble
The housing is metal and integrated knives automatically shorten wire strands to the correct length during assembly – although they still need to be de-shielded and un-twisted by hand.
“The interface is 70% smaller in size, offering Gbit Ethernet with a more compact footprint while increasing stability at the same time,” according to Harting. “Standardised in IEC 61076-3-124, ix Industrial represents the future standard for e8-wire Gbit Ethernet in automation scenarios.”
The RJ Industrial MultiFeature product page is here, scroll down to watch the video as it clearly shows where time saveings are made and where they are not.