The confidence to make the connection
Downtime is lost time. And lost time means lost profitability. In harsh and industrial environments, you need reliable, worry-free performance for your Control, Monitor and Process applications. Berk-Tek Industrial Ethernet Solutions give you the confidence to make the connection by avoiding, eliminating and minimizing risk, and ultimately achieving 100% uptime.
Berk-Tek Industrial Ethernet Solutions ensure superior performance under the demands of most any industrial environment. Berk-Tek has identified four main zones of harsh conditions in the industrial space:
ZONE A: INFRASTRUCTURE IT CABLING
This area is the link between the office and the industrial environment. Cables are installed in a ceiling tray and do not come into contact with machinery or harsh conditions. Zone A typically includes access controls, IP cameras, and wireless access points.
ZONE B: CONTROL PANEL INTERCONNECTION
Cables in these panels are exposed to variable temperatures, electrical noise, dust, and other conditions. Zone B cabling connects PLCs, switches, HMIs, PC-based controllers, and other devices.
ZONE C: THE MOST DEMANDING CONDITIONS
This is the harshest area of the industrial environment, where cables are exposed to repetitive motion. extreme temperatures, oil, dust, and humidity. Zone C cabling connects motors, robotics, tanks, valves, and process automation equipment.
ZONE D: PARKING LOT/REMOTE LOCATIONS:
These areas are located more than 100 meters from the closet, and can be inside or outside. Zone D devices typically include cameras, smart sensors, emergency phones, and wireless access points.