Industry-Specific Ethernet Switches for Easy Power/Railway Networking

The IEC 61850 for utility automation is the international standard to regulate a unified and standardized communication protocol for electrical substation and power grid automation. The new IEC 61850 standard focuses its domain knowledge on the electrical power grid system. It is an object-oriented protocol which utilizes a data modeling scheme that clearly describes each…

Mencom Corporation Offers Industrial Ethernet Switches for Harsh Environments

Mencom harsh environment industrial Ethernet switches series provide rugged solutions to manage hi-demanding advanced networks under the extreme temperature. Minimum operating temperatures for the harsh environment Ethernet switches range from -20°C to +70°C. The unmanaged switches in this series feature up to 20 Fast Ethernet or Gigabit ports, Relay Outputs and Profinet Packet Prioritization while…

Infographic: UL/NEMA Types for Enclosures

When an enclosure is configured with various components, it is essential to consider where the enclosure will be placed and how harsh the environment is so that it can properly protect the inside components from foreign substances. Choosing an enclosure with appropriate protection ratings is one of the most important things in the configuration process. There are several standards…

Get Free Registration for PACK EXPO 2017

Mencom Corporation is participating in the PACK EXPO 2017 (September 25-27) in Las Vegas– Booth S-5972 in the South Lower Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Mencom will be presenting a wide range of Industrial Electrical Connector Products including, but not limited to, new products, m12 connectors, cordsets, receptacles, network connectors, rectangular connectors, panel…

Plug and Play Entry-Level Unmanaged Ethernet Switches for Harsh Industrial Environments

Mencom’s entry level DIN-rail-mount unmanaged Ethernet switches offer a reliable, robust, and cost-effective solution to most of the simple network topologies. With IP30 rating, all of the unmanaged switches are certified for Industrial EMC (EN61000-6-4 and EN61000-6-2), and support redundant power-input for enhanced safety that can be connected simultaneously to a wide range of DC…

Tray Cables vs AWM Cables vs Service Cables

It is important to consider performance, strengths and limitations of cables when selecting the appropriate connection types for industrial applications in the harsh manufacturing plants. This infographic illustrates the differences the three most common cable types (tray cables, AWM cables and service cables) in the industry while comparing the features, rating, benefits, flexibility, and reliability…

Mencom Corporation Now Offers Industrial Networking Solutions for Harsh Environments

In the past two decades, Ethernet-based networks were adopted as the backbone of industrial automation. The latest trend in industrial automation is ‘Industry 4.0’ which originated by the German government to create the ‘Smart Factory’ based on the concept of computerized manufacturing. The smart factory requires the use of more than a billion connected devices…

Mencom Modular Units for Multipole Rectangular Connectors

The ILME Modular insert series (MIXO) provided by Mencom, was designed to allow different types of connections housed in a single traditional rectangular enclosure. The types of connections range from small signal connectors with low amp and voltage, up to 200 amp connectors. Since each insert is designed to fit and lock into a frame that…

Mencom Introduces the High-Density Version of SQUICH Rectangular Inserts

Mencom SQUICH spring terminal rectangular connectors are known for their convenient tool-free solutions that significantly reduce the connection time by utilizing spring terminals with actuator buttons. The cabling time of the SQUICH connector can be 50% quicker than the screw-type connection and 20% quicker than the conventional spring-type connection. The continuous demand for a greater…

Mencom is Hiring

Mencom is looking for an Outside Technical Sales Representative to join our team!   JOB DESCRIPTION: We are looking to expand our market presence and increase our sales with Tier 1 suppliers, Automotive OEM’s, and other industrial automation prospects. This team member will have the opportunity to work from a home office in or around…

Mencom Corporation Offers Junction Blocks to Simplify Connections in the Automation Industry

The industrial automation world is constantly searching for ways to increase installation reliability, speed up the installation process, and reduce downtime. Junction blocks often referred as terminal blocks and distribution blocks provide a simple and effective way through consolidating connections from various types of control systems and sensors that have many I/O points. Mencom Junction…