Molded M12 right-angle connectors feature 360-degree shielding

April 10, 2013
Belden has extended its Lumberg Automation product line.

Belden has extended its Lumberg Automation product line in the Americas region to include new molded M12 male and female right-angle connectors with 360° shielding. The connectors permit the reliable transmission of analog and digital data, even in environments with strong electromagnetic fields.

They are available as either single-ended or double-ended cordsets for actuators/sensors, Profibus and Ethernet cables, and connection cables. The angular design of the connectors facilitates quick installations, even where space is at a premium, says the company. Lumberg Automation product manager Hiyam Wakeem comments, “For restricted space applications, these new right-angle connectors provide an efficient solution. The cables also stand up to the harshest environmental conditions with their patented shielding solution especially in EMC sensitive areas.”

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Product features include an operating temperature range of -25 °C to +85 °C, high shock and vibration resistance, and IP67, IP68 and IP69K ratings approvals. Capable of withstanding high-pressure/steam-jet cleaning, the male and female connectors can be used even in the harshest environmental conditions. Already including straight connectors with 360 degree shielding, the Lumberg Automation program can now provide an ideal M12 connection cable for actuators/sensors, passive distributors or Profibus/Ethernet modules in almost any installation scenario.

For the new 360° shielded connectors, actuator/sensor connection cables can be obtained with four, five or eight poles. Depending on the version, the rated voltage is 30, 60 or 240 V AC/DC and the rated current is 4 or 8 A. Insulation resistance is >109 Ω for all versions. The connectors for Profibus and Ethernet cordsets and connection cables are B or D coded, and have a rated current of 4 A and a rated voltage of 60 or 240 V AC/DC.

The connectors' molded body and housing are made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). The insert is either of the same material (Profibus cordsets) or polybutylene terephthalate (PBT). The contacts are gold plated. The molded cables, made of PUR or PVC, are available in lengths of 2, 5, 10 and 15 meters. Other lengths are available on request.

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