Market leaders collaborate on M12 push-pull standard
With Hannover Messe 2017 in progress, Molex, Phoenix Contact, Murrelektronik and Binder, specialists in the field of M12 connection technology, has announced a cooperation agreement to drive the standardisation of M12 push-pull connectors.
For users of the push-pull interlock, traditional screw connections are a thing of the past. The interlock is achieved automatically when plugging in. This connector, which can be used without tools, offers significant advantages during mounting work, especially in confined spaces.
Thanks to the cooperation agreement, customers can choose between several independent manufacturers. The interlock mechanism is based on the 'Brad Ultra-Lock' technology in accordance with proprietary Molex specifications. Independent of any specific manufacturer, this ensures physical compatibility of the M12 push-pull connectors.
Even in harsh ambient conditions, the push-pull technology ensures a reliable interlock between field and device connectors that is independent of the user. Especially in confined spaces, the fast locking system offers an installation comfort significantly higher than with traditional locking mechanisms. The positive locking mechanical design as well as the radial O-ring seal provide robust protection against water ingress and inhibit signals from being interrupted by shock and vibration.