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Circular connections at EDS 2019

23rd August 2019
Staff Reporter

At EDS 2019 - stand M12 - binder will be showcasing the latest additions to its  range of circular connectors including a unique connector for medical applications, new M12 connectors designed for railway applications, a hybrid M12 connector that combines power and signal contacts and a shielded M5 connector system for today’s high performance sensor applications. Alongside these new additions, binder will also show many examples from its circular connector portfolio including versions for outdoor applications including agriculture and models specifically designed for the food and beverage sector.

To satisfy the need for a simple and reliable medical connector system, binder developed its Series 570 ELC (for Easy Locking Connector) specifically for use where the need for constant mating and un-mating is an important consideration. binder has designed the connector to be capable of more than 5000 mating cycles which is enough to satisfy the operating requirements of many medical system applications.

The ELC connector features an intuitive locking system that clicks together to ensure positive mating and protection against un-mating. It is also impossible to mis-mate the connector system as the mating position is defined by the profile shape of the mating area.

Even un-mated, the female panel mount connector has been designed to provide protection against the ingress of liquids, water splash and accidental electrical contact and, when mated, the new ELC connector offers protection to IP54.

binder’s M12 X-coded connectors are now approved for use in railway applications. By meeting the following standards for vibration and fire - DIN EN 50155 and DIN EN 45545-2 respectively, these circular connectors will suit a variety of railway applications including rolling stock, passenger information and access control.

The 8-pole, X-coded connectors feature data transmission speeds of up to 10Gbit/s and will prove highly valuable in rail applications for ethernet protocols, communications, security, CCTV and passenger information systems.

The X-coding conforms to the industry standard IEC 61076-2-109 and is specified for broadband transmission by Ethernet protocols including PROFINET.

Also on show will be the first models in a new range of M12 A coded, moulded connectors that incorporate both power and signal/data contacts.

The versatility of these “hybrid” M12 connectors will interest those responsible for today’s complex applications where both power and signal are required in a limited space. These include sensors, actuators, camera systems, motors and drives and controls systems.

The first versions to be made available have nine contacts consisting of two gold plated power contacts rated to 12A at 63V and gold plated seven signal contacts rated to 0.5A at 12.5V.

Additions to binder’s 707 M5 connector series includes a Polyurethane (PUR) overmoulded connector on PUR cables with 360⁰ shielding. (Pictured). These are the smallest sensor connectors currently available and will suit a wide variety of applications across many industry sectors including materials handling, conveyor systems and automation in general, as well as camera and security systems.

Importantly for sensor applications, these cable assemblies offer uninterrupted data transfer thanks to attenuation figures of 60dB at 1GHz.

binder has made these M5 cable assemblies available with 2 and 5m cable lengths as standard but will readily discuss other lengths on customer request.

Environmentally rated to IP67, these M5 connectors have 3 or 4 gold plated contacts rated at 1A, 60V – 800V on impulse. According to binder, the connectors are good for 100 plus mating cycles.

The connectors are available in 3 or 4 pole versions with the 3 pole male version intermateable with the 4 pole connector. Wire size is 0.14mm2 (AWG 26).


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