Adelberg, Germany ERNI Electronics has expanded its M8/M12 family of cable connectors with a wide selection of accessories ranging from ready-assembled connecting cables, distributors and adapters to components using quick-connect terminal technology. This completes a portfolio that connects sensors and actuators via field buses in industrial automation applications.
M12 connectors are now recommended for almost all field bus specifications including Profibus, Interbus, and CANopen, said Erni. With their IP67 protection rating, they are specifically designed for tough, high-moisture industrial environments, and are traditionally used for the connection of sensors and actuators in automation technology.
For industrial Ethernet applications, ERNI has added cable systems for M8/M12 round connectors to its range of printed-circuit-boards. These are produced in a variety of modules, pin configurations, cable lengths and cable qualities.
All M8/M12 components conform to protection class IP67and are resistant to shock and vibration. The ready-assembled cables are made of PVC with different colored LEDs indicating the operating voltage and switching status. For particularly demanding specifications, polyurethane cables are also available, which are not only resistant to lubricants and coolants, but also withstand abrasion, making them suitable for use as ground cables. The standard connecting cables are fitted with a self-locking screw fastening.
Ready-to-assemble round connectors using quick-connect terminal technology, T-distributors (male/female), adapters (M8 to M12 and vice versa) and switch cabinet lead-throughs are also available.
ERNI Electronics, Inc., 1-804-228-4100, www.erni.com