Module Connect from Igus is a space-saving connector for electrical cables, fibre optic cables and pneumatic hoses. It is mainly used where several cables are plugged into energy chains in the smallest possible space.
For individual configuration of these plug-in modules, at no cost, Igus has now expanded its online shop by 180 additional parts designed for the Module Connect.
A customer can select suitable modules from a variety of different connectors, combine them with each other, select the appropriate housings and connect them, making nearly unlimited module variations in individual width and height possible. The result is a space-saving, customised plug connection. Igus uses the Han Modular range from Harting as the connector system.
“By using the Module Connect, customers receive a ready-to-connect module with a defined interface that saves 80% assembly time,” explains Justin Leonard, director of e-chain products at Igus UK.
To help with easy module design and purchase, Igus’s online shop now offers 180 individual parts for the Module Connect in addition to finished sets with three or four cable inputs, including housings and interlocks to power, signal, data transmission and pneumatic modules and contacts. “Users can freely assemble their own, tailor-made interfaces,” says Justin. “We are constantly expanding our offering for these cable assemblies.”
Accessories such as locking elements and strain relief that are integrated in the housing ensure maximum reliability. The module encloses the plug and ensures a stable connection even with tens of thousands of movements. The Module Connect housing components are made of a fibre-reinforced, high-performance plastic, which can save around 50% weight compared to classic rectangular connectors. The Module Connect adapter connects the Module Connect connector and the energy chain into a coherent assembly. Even existing energy supply systems can be easily supported with the Module Connect adapter.
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