Improved cable connectors with shorter lead times

30 July 2019

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Improved cable connectors with shorter lead timesATAM, a leading manufacturer of encapsulated coils, industrial connectors and sensors, has upgraded its cable entry connectors with a new control circuit for solenoid valves, while also employing advanced new techniques to dramatically speed up manufacture.

Thanks to these improvements, production of the cable entry connectors has been streamlined to achieve an impressive output of 10,000 pieces a day, resulting in significantly reduced lead times.

ATAM's cable entry connectors, which can be used in numerous pneumatic and hydraulic applications, incorporate a new control circuit with important additional functions. These include a visual LED indication of the correct operation of the solenoid valve, signaling of faults and protection against voltage spikes that can occur when the coil demagnetizes, protecting both the load and the control electronics, thus ensuring a longer life to the entire system.

Other important innovations include the electronic board being assembled with press-fit technology that ensures a reliable electrical connection to the holder, effectively eliminating the risks commonly associated with manual welding.

The control circuit employs surface-mount technology components to give guaranteed protection from voltage spikes via a bidirectional diode – Transil, which, when compared to traditional varistors, offers improved and longer-lasting circuit protection. The Transil can be used independently of the polarization; it benefits from compact dimensions and ensures rapid intervention in the presence of overvoltages (spikes, bursts or surges).

Tests conducted in ATAM's state-of-the-art laboratories confirm the improved performance of the new control circuit. Furthermore, IP65 protection against water and dust ingress makes them excellent for use in demanding applications.

Advanced new technologies are enabling ATAM to produce cable entry connectors with even greater speed and precision, resulting in next-generation products that benefit form technical synergy between the development and production of encapsulated coils and industrial connections and their state-of-the-art laboratory. ATAM can simulate the combined use of coils and connectors under any condition, delivering an excellent combination of reliability, quality and affordability.

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