Industrial connector system offers high b/w and ease of installation

June 03, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
TE Connectivity has added a connector system for machine, industrial automation and control applications. The expanded, easy-to-install M8/M12 Connector System is a reliable and complete solution providing an interface that supports higher bandwidth needs up to 10 Gb/sec.

The new system includes an extensive range of board and field installable connectors, cable assemblies and IO boxes. Key applications include industrial automation; automobile manufacturing; machine tools; semiconductor manufacturing; factory automation machines; vision systems and manufacturing of solenoid and sensor valves. They are also sufficiently robust for use in harsh commercial applications such as outdoor data communications; outdoor telecoms; and advanced traffic monitoring.

Designed to IEC-61076-2-101, the new connector system is also highly suited for applications outside the traditional industrial environment, offering benefits wherever a compact reliable connection system with IP67 and IP68 environment protection is required.

Included are shielded, unshielded and customised cable assembly options in both Cat5e and Cat6A types, different lengths and temperature resistance. While the passive distribution boxes offer reduced cabling and ease of installation and maintenance, the range of straight, angled, LED, multi-position and high-speed connectors provide a solution for many industrial applications. Additionally, the T and Y adaptors facilitate simple splitting of control signals, allowing versatile systems to be quickly and easily established.

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