Profinet / Industrial Ethernet cables

  • Application : merging office and factory LANs
  • Nexans offers a symmetrical copper cable with a data transfer rate of 100 Mbit/s (Fast Ethernet) in a 2-pair or a starquad, twisted and shielded cable
  • Copper/copper and copper/fiber solutions, with a 24 V energy feed
  • Also available : all fiber optic solutions

Industrial Ethernet Cables represent the latest state-of-the-art development for servo-drives and motors, allowing both flexibility and high dynamic performance for multi-axis systems.


These cables are part of our Motionline® solutions designed by Nexans to respond to the very demanding expectations of the automation market.

Automation Ethernet

Related products and solutions

Special Cables/Automation dedicated cables

Why Bus systems ?

Since the beginning of the 80s Bus Systems are well known through the EDP (electronic data processing). Because of the high hardware costs the first typical structures were mainframes which controlled the whole data handling and organized several terminals. For this structure (so called "Star Topologies") there is a need for a connection between every work station and the mainframe which means a tremendous effort of cabling.

Due to the decreasing hardware costs the terminals were replaced through PCs and workstations which were able to organize the main part of data processing by themselves. Now the mainframes could be replaced through less efficiently but cheaper mini computers or workstations. The communication between the single computers was reconverted to Bus systems (Ethernet, Thinethernet, Arcnet) or "ring topologies" (Token Ring etc.), which allows a simple and flexible cabling above always one ...