Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

Belden’s industrial patching and termination solutions

January 2015 Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

Belden has announced its new ranges of structured modular industrial patch panel (MIPP) products for harsh industrial applications. With three robust and versatile termination panel options available, engineers and installers can easily connect both fibre and copper cables from operating environments to active equipment.

“There is a clear trend in the use of both industrial Ethernet and fibre infrastructures in industrial networks. Our customers have been looking for a single solution to connect either fibre or copper cabling, or a combination of both,” says Loredana Coscotin, product marketing manager for industrial cable at Belden. “The enhancements to our MIPPs do just that – offering efficient, low maintenance and secure connections between cables and switches in performance-critical applications.”

The three industrial-strength MIPPs include:

• The MIPP Fiber Splice Box is designed to efficiently terminate various types of fibre cabling in a wide range of industrial applications. A single MIPP Fiber Splice Box allows for termination and patching of up to 72 fibre cables, saving customers both space and costs, especially in closed cabinets where space is a premium.

• The MIPP Copper Patch Panel ensures maximum reliability for both industrial Ethernet and PROFINET networks. Together, through Belden’s MIPP and DataTuff patch cords, copper cables can be terminated and linked to active equipment in an organised and structured manner.

• For networks using both fibre and copper cabling in place, the MIPP Mix integrates the connection of both cabling infrastructures in one single solution. With high port-density and flexibility, the combination of copper and fibre ports can include up to six modules per device.

Each of the MIPPs is constructed of lightweight, high-strength aluminium in order to securely protect the cabling connections under the harshest industrial conditions. The rugged design and UL 1863 certification deliver peace of mind to network engineers and system installers in environments, like power transmission and distribution, transportation, alternative power generation, machine building and automation.

“The features of our MIPPs support the next level of network availability required of industrial applications,” adds Coscotin. “As network connectivity needs expand, with limited space available, we made versatile, high port-density a priority along with the ability to maintain and update these modules in the future.”

For more information contact Fons de Leeuw, Profitek, +27 (0)12 345 6544,,


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