Heavy-duty connectors offered with choice of sealing

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Weidmüller is presenting a new generation of heavy-duty connectors under the name of RockStar. Featuring innovative details, the new connectors come in 11 established sizes. Product details include a stainless steel locking system as standard on each housing, high-quality multi-layered surface sealing, and laser-etched identification markings. In addition, the standard models are suitable for use in corrosive environments.

Available in versions with IP65 and IP69k sealing, these are claimed to be the only housings to date worldwide that fulfil the protection class test in accordance with the North American standard NEMA 250-1991, Type 4x. With integrated insulation strips, all housings are designed for high voltages.

Five connection systems are available to meet type and application requirements: screw, tension clamp, Push-In, crimp and axial screw. The inclusion of the Push-In direct insertion connection system is also claimed to be a first.

All of the materials used for inserts and housings are free from toxic substances. The materials were chosen taking into consideration existing and planned international guidelines regarding toxic substances. The plastic materials used for the inserts fulfil international criteria for material approvals pertaining to the railway industry such as DIN EN 5510 Part 2, NFF 16-101, NFF 16-102, ASTM E 162, ASTM E 662 and Bombardier SMP 800C.

Depending on the range, RockStar is available with from three to 216 poles, a rated voltage of up to 1000V, as well as a current capacity of 100A – with and without a PE connection. The PE connection in Weidmüller’s heavy-duty connectors is designed in accordance with IEC 60364-5-54 and DIN VDE 0100-540 specifications; that means that the PE connection has the same conductor cross-section as the working connection.

The new generation RockStar also includes the MixMate product ranges as well as the ConCept modular system. The MixMate ranges are equipped with both signal and power contacts. When utilising the ConCept system users are able to create their own individual connectors. This system contains modules for connecting fieldbus and coaxial cables.

The programme of heavy-duty connectors is rounded off by an extensive range of accessories, connector kits and sets.

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