Omron M12 connectors are easy to lock
New industrial M12 connectors from Omron feature a simple, secure, ‘smart click’ locking mechanism, yet retain full compatibility with the traditional screw lock styles. M12 connectors are widely used throughout industrial and process control installations, in particular to connect sensor I/O, and for field bus and industrial Ethernet installations.Omro
According to Omron, XS5W addresses the concerns of industrial electrical installers. They are quicker to install, requiring only a short turn instead of multiple turns and there is no need to use a torque wrench to confirm correct tightness. This not only saves time, but also helps prevent reliability and maintenance issues caused by over- or under-tightening of the connector. The locking mechanism itself is internal so is protected against contamination by sputtered fluids or dust.
Omron is initially releasing the XS5W in four-pole form, attached to a cable-assembly of 1m, 2m, 3m, 5m or 10m o standard or vibration proof robot cable. The company plans a full range of connectors, however, as well as an M8 version.