Expanding its range of M12 connectors, HARTING has announced a space-saving female PFT (Panel Feed Through) with a PushPull locking mechanism. The M12 PFT Slim Design, available with D and X coding, makes it easier to connect Fast Ethernet and 10Gb/s Ethernet cables in applications where space is limited.
The Slim Design is compatible with both HARTING M12 PushPull connectors and the standard M12 devices with the familiar screw fitting. This compatibility gives users the option to continue to use existing connections or to upgrade to new M12 connectors with PushPull locking without having to change the device connection.
The panel feed through is exclusively available with a crimp connection that is easy to assemble in the field, is protected to the IP65/67 standard and is suitable for harsh ambient temperatures ranging from -40 to +85°C. It incorporates a new 360° shield concept which provides protection against electromagnetic interference.
The X-coded version delivers transmission rates up to 10Gb/s, ideal for demanding industrial applications.