Contactless Data and Power Transmission

RoProxCon - The innovative connection technology from Rosenberger for future requirements

Due to increasing automation, more and more electromechanical systems used in industrial plants are being connected to one another. Cables and plug contacts are often under considerable stress, causing cables to deteriorate or even break, and overused plug contacts to fail, resulting in machine downtime.

The advantage of contactless transmission is that inflexible electromechanical couplings are no longer required while the radio technology offers a high degree of additional flexibility. For example, at times when systems need to be changed.

Previously, however, wireless transmissions using Bluetooth, WLAN, wireless IO-Link, ZigBee etc. have not always met all the necessary requirements.

RoProxCon is an innovative connection system that bridges construction-related air gaps in situations when radio transmission must be in the mm wave range with high interference immunity, and there is a requirement for low maintenance and no wear. With RoProxCon, existing applications can be improved while also allowing new solutions to be created for previously unrealisable scenarios.


Protocols - Basis for electronic data transmission

With RoProxCon, transmission in full duplex mode of up to 6 Gbps is possible. In addition, this solution allows data to be transmitted regardless of the protocol used. This means RoProxCon is transparent in the transmission channel. An additional adaptation to a further transmission standard is therefore not necessary. Furthermore, real-time capability is guaranteed. Use in time-critical applications, e.g. in automation technology is therefore possible without restriction.

  • 10/100/1000BASE-T1
  • EtherNetIP
  • PROFINET
  • EtherCAT

Properties

  • Full duplex data transmission in real time
  • Radio transmission at a carrier frequency of 60 GHz
  • Transmission up to 6 Gbps
  • Distance up to 40 mm
  • Transmission despite rotation

Advantages

  • Freedom of movement thanks to mechanical decoupling
  • Tolerance of angular deviations
  • Distances up to 40 mm
  • Extreme robustness, low maintenance, no wear and tear
  • Unlimited mating cycles
  • Hermetic Seal
  • Protocol independence
  • Transmission through a wide variety of materials

Applications

The combination of data and energy transmission offers many areas of applications:

  • Smart Factory
  • Medical Technology
  • Safety
  • Connected Devices
  • Intelligent Home
  • Office Equipment
  • Conveyer Technology
  • Renewable Energies