November 29, 2007
By DE Editors
Phoenix Contact‘s (Middletown, PA) line of circular connectors now includes new sizes: M16, M17, M18, M23, M27, M40 and M58, in addition to the M5, M8 and M12 already available.
The power and signal connectors, which are UL- and CSA-listed and assure IP65/IP67 and IP68 ratings when mated, come in multiple housing styles and locking options, offering design flexibility. Housing styles include straight or angled cable connectors, couplers, panel feed-through receptacles, and direct PCB-mount receptacles. Locking options such as metric screw thread, bayonet, and SPEEDCON are available. In addition to the connectors, molded cables are available for the M16, M23, and M27 types.
The through-wall connections supply energy and enable users to control and monitor devices in a variety of automation applications. Compared with hard-wired connections, the pluggable connectors allow faster machine start-up, eliminate wiring errors during installation, and provide quick disconnect when repairs are needed.
Phoenix Contact’s Integrated Management Systems include a formal Quality, Environmental and Safety program that meets ISO 9001: 2000, ISO 14001: 2004 and OHSAS 18001:1999.
For more information on these circular connectors, go to Phoenix Contact.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.