ControlNet Cables and ControlBus Cables are manufactured by Belden to meet the needs of the ControlNet communication system. This is a factory-floor system that exchanges high speed, time-critical information between control devices within its network. These devices can include programmable logic controllers (PLCs), PC-based controllers, and human machine interfaces (HMIs). In the ControlNet system, these devices operate at a predetermined time and for a particular duration of time when the network has the ability to handle the communication.
The ControlNet system requires cable that can transmit uncorrupted high speed signals. That is where ControlBus Cable comes in. These low loss cables are RG6U and RG11U cables with quad shielding designed to keep signal integrity strong. All ControlBus Cable is quad shielded, but the rest of the cables’ components vary to meet the needs of different applications. Armored options are available for particularly hazardous industrial environments.