Harting’s new Han F+B connector series features a design that is optimised to meet the hygienic requirements of the food, packaging and beverage industries.
The new range has been developed specifically to withstand the ambient conditions encountered in the splash zone (Zone 2) as specified by the EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group) guidelines. In particular, it meets the requirements for large radii and smooth surfaces free of spaces or gaps which might trap dirt or food particles and contaminate the plant with bacteria.
A polypropylene plastic coating is used which provides protection to IP level class IP69K. It is approved by the FDA (US Food & Drug Administration) and is resistant to ECOLAB-certified cleaning materials and processes, which include high-pressure and steam cleaning using aggressive acid or alkaline cleaning agents.
The Han F+B connector is offered with a choice of 25 different contact inserts for interfacing bus systems, signals and power contacts at currents of up to 40A. For power transmission, contacts terminated by crimp, Quick Lock, axial screw and normal screw terminals are all available.