Connectors meet harsh environment challenges

Binder preview edit_tmbAmong the range of industrial connectors and sensor connectors on show by binder UK at Southern Manufacturing 2018, will be a key addition to its Harsh Environment connector portfolio.

To meet the growing demand for connectors capable of withstanding high levels of UV, fluctuating temperatures, acid rain, salt spray, ozone and other pollutants, the company has developed a range of HEC (harsh environment connectors). The UL-approved series 696 is designed specifically for outdoor use. It is waterproof and dustproof to IP68 / IP69k making it suitable for high-pressure washing. The newest addition is a five-pole power cable and panel mount connector that can handle up to 32A at a rated voltage of 600V, making it suitable for high power applications in demanding environments.

The connectors are manufactured from a tough UL 94V-0 rated polyamide and incorporate a three-point bayonet locking system for quick and secure fastening. A robust and safe coding mechanism prevents incorrect orientation and the connector is suitable for over 1000 mating cycles. The use of a variety of crimp contacts ensures a secure, vibration-proof termination.

The connector is suitable for harsh environments including agricultural and construction equipment, traffic and signalling systems, process engineering plants and water purification and recycling equipment.

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