Servo motor connector is 50 per cent smaller

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Servo motor connector is 50 per cent smallerITT Electronic Components is launching a new servomotor interconnect system that replaces two traditional circular connectors for a wide range of servomotor sizes and provides design engineers with a space-saving and versatile motor connector. Designated the CmX series, the low-profile connectors are 50 per cent smaller and lighter than conventional circular connector designs, with significantly lower installation costs.

The CmX series connector features a simplified design that replaces conventional circular connectors, which require a large number of components and at least twice the length and four times the diameter to house the same components as CmX connectors. The innovative design reduces the connector footprint on the servomotor by half and is just one-third the height of traditional circular connectors. ITT's design enables installation in just four steps, and it includes a new clamp technology that minimises the space required for cable strain relief, shielding and sealing components.

ITT is introducing its CmX series connector family in a number of sizes compatible with the various flange diameters and power requirements of servomotors currently on the market and in development. Each size of CmX series connector has varied dimensions for the power cable entry and power connector, while the feedback cable entry and feedback connector dimensions remain similar across the connector family. The CmX series connector is currently offered in three sizes: Cm2 for flanges less than 40 x 40mm, Cm3 for flanges up to 100 x 10mm and Cm5 for flanges up to 150 x 150mm. These cover a power range from less than 5A to more than 40A.

All connectors in the CmX series are completely sealed and shielded for high reliability and provide a high degree of vibration and shock resistance. The connectors feature IP67 sealing, a housing that contains power and feedback insulators, and a first-make/last-break power ground contact electrically linked to the shell. A zinc die cast shell, fluoroelastomer sealing parts, high-temperature insulator material and high-quality contacts ensure a rugged, reliable design. The CmX series connectors meet all requirements for DIN EN 61984 safety compliance.

Servomotor applications enhanced by the CmX series connectors include machine tools, packaging, factory automation, material handling, printing, food packaging, assembly lines, motion control, marking and labelling, robotics, production machines and laser trimming systems.

Pricing varies, depending on connector size and design options. Lead times start at three weeks.

30 November 2006

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