Circular connectors cut downtime in power applications

11th August 2021
Mick Elliott

INTERCONTEC circular connectors from TE Connectivity are in stock at authorised distributor Farnell.

The INTERCONTEC plug-and-play connector concept simplifies modular machine design by offering a wide range of variants including power, signal or data – or all options combined – in one connector, providing a customised solution for specific applications.

Applications include drive systems, robotics, automation, packaging, aerospace, food and textile industries.

TE INTERCONTEC connectors feature an innovative 1/8 quick locking system and offer simple, fast and reliable installation into control panels without the need for special tools. INTERCONTEC’s innovative crown clamp allows the EMC shielding mesh to remain uncut.

The design enables technicians to easily replace any defective parts without specialised training, minimising potential downtime.

The products are sealed to IP 66/67 when mated, feature a temperature range from -20 °C to 130 °C and rated for 500 mating cycles.

The INTERCONTEC range of connectors now available from Farnell include:

  • Speedtec 940 Power 6-pin Connectors deliver consistent power to drive motors, spindle drives and servo motors, managing high speeds and start-stop stresses with ease. The connectors handle voltage up to 630 V and currents up to 200 A in the toughest of environments.
  • Speedtec 623 Signal Connectors target signal transmission in motor control and monitoring the functions of complex machines. The 17-pin connector is rated at 125 V (AC/DC) and 7 A. Quick release and industry standard M23 threaded versions are available in flange or right-angle mounting.
  • Speedtec 723 Hybrid (Power & Signal)10-pin M23 Connectors offer a number of configurations for custom applications and features a separate shielded data element. Meeting requirements for higher electric strength, the connector may be daisy-chained for non-centrally-controlled servo motors up to 850 VDC. This super-hybrid connector can handle 30 A and a wire cross section up to 4mm².

Simon Meadmore, Global Head of IP&E at Farnell, said: “We are delighted to extend our connector range with the introduction of the high-tech INTERCONTEC circular connectors from TE Connectivity. With designers seeking to reduce the size of control panels, the compact INTERCONTEC plug-and-play range is an ideal and flexible solution which enables three times faster installation than traditional mating systems thanks to the Speedtec locking system. Now available from stock, this product range shows our continued commitment to deliver a world-class connector portfolio to our customers.”

INTERCONTEC was acquired by TE Connectivity in 2016 and is a well-established brand in the industrial and automation markets.

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