Interconnect solutions for the robotics market

29th March 2018
Lanna Cooper

Amphenol Industrial Products Group is offering a wide variety of circular connectors, terminal blocks, motion grade connectors, flexible circuits, cable assemblies as well as total box build solutions for the automation and robotics market. The company’s interconnect solutions are designed to excel in both performance and reliability in the most demanding environments. Amphenol has a connector for every automation and robotics application.

Amphenol’s automation and robotics products, distributed by various divisions of the company, are designed for automotive OEM, auto tiers, electronics, consumer packaged goods, plastics and rubber, as well as metals, logistics, medical and recycling and waste applications. They can withstand vibration, salt spray, humidity, dust, EMI/EMC and temperature extremes.

Amphenol Industrial Operations (AIO) offers power connectors
Amphenol Industrial Operations offers power connectors, including the Micro-B, Amphe-PD and LPT.

The Micro-B were developed for industrial applications where electrical performance must be met with affordability. High mating cycles along with shell to shell electrical bonding for EMI are the benchmark of rugged connectors.

AIO offers a series of RADSOK enabled power connectors that are a cost effective solution for high current interconnect requirements. The versatile Amphe-PD is available in a multitude of configurations for high flex cable, PCB and busbar mounting.

The LPT series from AIO is a metal connector that can be used for all major global signal application markets. The versatile and cost effective 26482 Series I connector is for both power and signal applications.

Amphenol LTW (ALTW) connectors for harsh environments
Amphenol LTW (ALTW), a division of Amphenol Industrial Products Group, offers a variety of connectors with the most comprehensive range in M series, such as M12 A,B,D,X,S,T code with upcoming L,K,I,M,Y,L,E,F. The series is available in M12 push-pull reverse compatible.

M12 receptacles are available in PCB straight and right angle, solder and solder with pigtail and SMT. Field Installable variants are available in solder, screw-in, push-in and IDC terminals. Overmolded with PVC or PUR jacket cables are offered in straight and right angle. M8/G8, M10.5, M23 connectors are available with the upcoming M5. A wide range of accessories are available from T, Y, adapter, cap as well as distribution box to terminator for all automation and robotics applications.

The USB 3.1 Type-C provides a cost effective and reliable fast data transfer. This compact, reversible plug supports transfers up to 5Gbps and supplies power at 5A max current. Backwards compatibility, waterproof and assembly-type design O-ring ensures a smooth mating process. For Ethernet applications, ALTW provides a wide range of waterproof RJ connectors in screw and lock type.

The FLO series product range, includes panel, field installable, overmolded with cables metal push-pull connectors. ALTW offers customisation and flexibility to meet the needs of different segments for industrial control. These durable and reliable push-pull connectors can operate in temperatures ranging from -55°C to 250°C.

Interconnects for machine applications
Amphenol Sine/Tuchel offers low cost interconnect systems for machine applications that combine power and signal into one connector. This series includes the C16-3, C091, heavy|mate C146 series, M23 Elite Series, MiniBoss M22 and PowerBosslite M35. 

The C16-3 is well suited for harsh environments like motor connections with no, or low, shielding requirements and features multiple mechanical coding options that allow the use of same connectors beside each other.

Amphenol’s C091 connectors are used in the areas of automation, test measurement and control, medical, sensors and telecommunications. Available with either a screw or bayonet locking system, these connectors are suitable for signal transmission requirements.

The heavy|mate C146 series is designed for applications in harsh industrial environments. This heavy duty connector’s stamped contact allows for cost effective wiring. They are extremely flexible, offering two parallel modular systems that enable signal, power, pneumatic, coax and Ethernet connections in one connector in an individual customised arrangement.

Amphenol Sine/Tuchel offers PowerBOSSlite M22 and PowerBOSSlite M35 cable assemblies. These plug and play assemblies are available with 3 and 4 position inserts and a variety of standard lengths. 

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