Unlock the future of industrial communication: embrace single pair ethernet (SPE) for enhanced performance and efficiency

Are you tired of the limitations of traditional cable solutions? Upgrade to the cutting-edge technology of Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) and transform the way your industrial operations communicate. Here's why making the switch is a game-changer:

  • Gigabit speeds, minimal wiring: With SPE, experience lightning-fast data transmission at gigabit speeds, using just one pair of wires. Say goodbye to cluttered cables and hello to streamlined efficiency.
  • Space and cost savings: SPE's innovative design means fewer cables, less hassle, and reduced costs. Imagine the extra room and resources you'll gain by optimizing your cable infrastructure.
  • Future-ready investment: Embracing SPE isn't just a short-term fix – it's a forward-looking investment. Stay ahead of the curve and position your operations for future technological advancements.
  • Integrated power supply: Our SPE cables support "Power over Data Line" (PoDL), allowing you to not only transmit data but also power devices through the same cable. Simplify your setup and reduce complexity.
  • Real-time communication: Elevate your industrial communication to a new level of responsiveness. SPE enables real-time communication down to the field level, enhancing overall system performance.
  • Custom solutions: Our team of experts will work closely with you to tailor SPE solutions that perfectly fit your unique needs and requirements.

Don't let outdated cables hold you back. Embrace the power of Single Pair Ethernet and revolutionize your industrial communication. Contact us today to discover how SPE can transform your operations for the better.

Possible applications for single pair ethernet

Initially emerging from the automotive manufacturing industry, SPE technology was honed to address space and weight constraints – recurring themes in this sector. However, the allure of Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) isn't confined to automotive alone. Industries across the spectrum are recognizing its benefits, particularly where robust data transmission reigns supreme.

While SPE's origins lie in the pursuit of streamlined automotive operations, its appeal extends far beyond. High data transmission demands are universal, driving various industries to explore the potential of SPE. This technology's unique advantage lies in its minimal installation effort and space requirements. For the very first time, SPE introduces a realm of continuous automation at the field level. Picture seamless integration – sensors, actuators, and devices working in unison. Traditionally tethered to higher control tiers through fieldbus systems distinct from Ethernet networks, these elements now find cohesion through Single Pair Ethernet. This transformation bridges an existing gap and positions SPE as a pivotal force within the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the realm of Industry 4.0.

Real-time communication, a hallmark of SPE, cascades all the way down to the field level. As a result, Single Pair Ethernet emerges as a lynchpin technology, poised to reshape industries, foster dynamic automation, and usher in a new era of connectivity.

What types of single pair ethernet exist?

To make it easier for users to adopt the technology, there exist multiple standards for Single Pair Ethernet. SPE is categorized into different groups based on range and data transmission, similar to how previous Industrial Ethernet solutions were structured:

Traditional Industrial EthernetSingle Pair Ethernet
ISO IEC 11801 CategoryData RateNumber of PairsStandardData RateNumber of Pairs
Cat 310 Mbit210BASE-T1L10 Mbit / 3,280 ft (1000 m)

Cat 5100 Mbit2
Cat 5e1 Gbit41000BASE-T11 Gbit / 130 ft (40 m)
Cat 65-10 Gbit*4
Cat 6A10 Gbit4MultiGigBASE-T1
(under development)
2.5-10 Gbit up to 33 ft (10 m)
Cat 710 Gbit4

SPE cables from HELUKABEL

Cables for Single Pair Ethernet are divided into different categories depending on the cross section and application:

Cross SectionData RateApplication
AWG 261 Gbit 1000BASE-T1 up to 130 ft (40 m)Type A - fixed installation
Type B - flexible installation
Type C - dynamic application, e.g. drag chain
Type R - robotics
AWG 221 Gbit 1000BASE-T1 up to 130 ft (40 m)
AWG 22 + AWG 18 (Hybrid Data + Power)1 Gbit 1000BASE-T1 up to 130 ft (40 m)
AWG 18
10 Mbit 10BASE-T1 up to 3,280 ft (1000 m)
Type A - fixed installation
Type B - flexible installation
AWG 16

HELUKABEL already has several cable types in its range that are designed for Single Pair Ethernet technology. The following items are currently available:

Part no.SPE standardCable structureApplication
1101774810BASE-T1LAWG18fixed installation
110180671000BASE-T1AWG26for dragchains
110180681000BASE-T1AWG22for dragchains

Member of the SPE Industrial Partner Network since 2019

This association, based in Germany, is an association of companies that specifically aims to promote Single Pair Ethernet technology and advocate uniform standards. The information and exchange platform now has 52 members.

As a premium member of the SPE Industrial Partner Network and a member of the Technical Working Group, HELUKABEL plays a key role in driving technological development forward. The focus is on the development of a consistently standardized infrastructure in order to make the migration to Single Pair Ethernet as easy as possible for manufacturers and users.

For further information www.single-pair-ethernet.com or download the SPE flyer.

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