M8/M12 connector system for machine industrial automation

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TE Connectivity is launching a new connector system for machine industrial automation and control applications. The newly expanded, easy-to-install M8/M12 Connector System offers design engineers a reliable and complete system to decrease downtime in industrial environments, and supports higher bandwidth needs, meeting the requirements of up to 10Gb/s.

The new system includes an extensive range of board and field-installable connectors, cable assemblies and IO boxes. Key applications include: industrial automation, automobile manufacturing, machine tooling, semiconductor manufacturing, factory automation machines, vision systems, and manufacturing of solenoid and sensor valves. The system is also sufficiently robust for use in harsh commercial applications such as outdoor data communications, outdoor telecoms, and advanced traffic monitoring.

Designed to meet IEC-61076-2-101, the M8/M12 Connector System is also well suited for applications outside the traditional industrial environment, offering benefits wherever a compact reliable connection system with IP67 and IP68 environment protection is required.

Introducing the new product range, Eric Leijtens, global product management leader, TE Connectivity says: “At TE, we understand that different applications and industries have various requirements. However, the one thing they have in common is that the communication needs to work consistently and flawlessly. The new M8/M12 system fully complements our industrial communications portfolio and enables us to offers customers a solution that is time-saving and error-free, both now and in the future.”

TE’s broad system provides customers with shielded, unshielded and customized cable assembly options in both Cat5e and Cat6A types, offering different lengths and temperature resistance.

While the passive distribution boxes offer reduced cabling and ease of installation and maintenance, the range of straight, angled, LED, multiposition and high-speed connectors provide an option for many industrial applications. Additionally, the T and Y adaptors facilitate simple splitting of control signals, allowing versatile systems to be quickly and easily established.

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