Businesses in the food industry who want to shorten set-up times and reduce production stoppages can do so by using connectors - and for this application Harting has developed the Han F+B series. These connectors are specially designed to resist detergents, function in a wide temperature range from –40 to +125degC and prevent the build-up of dirt. The housings are certified by Ecolab and have FDA 21 approvals.
Hygiene and safety are particularly important in food processing, so machines and equipment must be easy to clean. Curves and smooth junctions, transitions surfaces, threads and seals were chosen for the Han F+B to ensure a hygienic, easy-to-clean design and to make it harder for dirt and bacteria to accumulate.
An interface for food production must also be resistant to the water jets used to clean equipment (IP69K) and the Han F+B meets these requirements. Nevertheless, coupling and uncoupling are fast and easy with the specially designed housing profile, which enables secure handling, even in humid environments.
If machine downtime occurs, users no longer need to open a cable gland on the control cabinet to decouple devices. As a result, costly disconnecting and re-establishing of hardwired connections is eliminated and machine downtime is greatly reduced.
For secure identification, the connectors are blue (a black version is also available) and the housings can be used with hybrid contact inserts for data, signals and power. This makes it possible to configure future-proof machine design for processing units, including Ethernet. By means of an adapter, users can integrate a selection of Han 3A inserts, including RJ45 interfaces, signal inserts with up to 21 poles, as well as power contacts for currents up to 40A.
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