Belden Connectivity Solution Delivers Flexible, Reliable Signal Transmission for Textile Industry

Integrated Robot System Enhances Efficiency and Quality for German Textile Parts Manufacturer

St. Louis, Missouri - December 7, 2016 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, was selected to supply an integrated, flexible and ruggedized industrial connectivity solution for a German textile machinery manufacturer.

The textile manufacturer produces assembly parts for knitting machines and requires a high-level of precision and accuracy in its production process. To provide this customer with improved efficiency and enhanced flexibility in their manufacturing operations, Belden worked with the system integrator, and their customer and machine builder Erhardt + Abt, to develop a fully-automated robot system that could be moved to any operations location without requiring modifications.

“For these intelligent processes to operate smoothly, we needed a signal transmission solution that could be installed quickly, operate reliably – even with extreme dust and vibrations – and would connect with standard cabling,” said Robert Pakljec, technical director, Erhardt + Abt. “To meet these challenging requirements, we worked with to select Belden’s ruggedized LioN-R modules and M12 connectors.”

“When we considered daily environmental conditions in the manufacturer’s facilities, we knew they needed products that could withstand intense vibration and extreme temperatures,” said Karl-Heinz Schoeck, sales manager, “The integrated solution we offered complies with the IP67 protection class to ensure reliable operation in these conditions, and the standardized cabling was easy to install with ready-to-use connectors.”

“The machine building sector is up against major space constraints. In this application, a single LioN-R module will meet the manufacturer’s requirements, and it also gives them flexibility to decide how to use any combination of input and output channels,” said Toni Hauert, business development manager, Belden. “This not only enables fast and reliable signal transmission, but also reduces the amount of wiring needed, which will lower this manufacturer’s overall installation and maintenance costs.”

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In a world moving toward new levels of interoperability made possible by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), visibility is vital to operators as they face increasing demands to receive, analyze and share data. Belden’s industrial connectivity solutions address these needs head on. With more connected machines, rising data volumes and increasing productivity demands, customers can count on Belden cable and Lumberg Automation and Hirschmann industrial connectors for a complete communications infrastructure designed to last. Belden’s customized systems provide high levels of performance and reliability to help a wide range of industrial automation applications handle the growth of intelligent, networked devices and robust analytics. Visit to learn more.

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Belden Inc., a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at; follow us on Twitter: @BeldenInc.

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