Belden presents new Lumberg Automation Wash-down connectors

Functional reliability even at high temperatures and when using high-pressure cleaners



Schalksmühle, Germany – December 13, 2012 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has added new Wash-down connectors to its Lumberg Automation product program in the EMEA region. Optionally available as single-ended or double-ended actuator/sensor cordsets, these connectors come with an M8 or M12 thread and a hexagonal stainless steel coupling nut.


Belden presents new Lumberg Automation Wash-down connectors. (Photo: Belden, PR228)

Resistant to aggressive chemicals and cleaning agents, these new connectors have an operating temperature range of -40 to +105 °C. They also satisfy the IP67, IP68 and IP69K requirements for ingress protection. As a result they can be high-pressure cleaned, and are therefore ideally suited for use in areas where stringent rules of hygiene apply, e.g. in the food and beverage sector, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Furthermore, the seal of quality by ECOLAB as well as the pending UL certification for temperatures up to +90 °C will attest the suitability of the connectors for wash-down applications worldwide.

Other features include gold-plated crimp contacts, high shock- and vibration resistance, and simple installation. The Wash-down connectors guarantee reliable data transmission even under harsh environmental conditions, thus helping to maintain a high productivity level of equipment.

Connectors are available in 3-, 4-, 5-, or 8-pole versions (M8 3 or 4 poles) with a contact resistance ≤ 5 mΩ. Nominal current, rated voltage and rated impulse voltage are in accordance to DIN EN 61076-2-101 and DIN EN 61076-2-104. Insulation resistance is > 10 9 Ω. Available in a cream-white color, the connectors' compact housings are in polypropylene (PP).

By combining standardized M8/M12 connection technology with an extremely robust design in the new Wash-down series, Belden has added an innovative solution to its Lumberg Automation product program. "These connectors ensure a high level of operational reliability at all times and even in the most demanding applications. Beyond that they can be installed quickly and therefore save time and money," says junior product manager Fabian Seymer.

Lumberg Automation, a Belden Brand, means dependable signal transmission – even in harsh industrial environments. In several industrial industries, automation technologies make things move. Since the early 1980s, industrial automation customers have trusted the Lumberg Automation brand to deliver the quality connectors and wiring components necessary for maximum reliability of their dynamic automation technologies. Lumberg Automation products have outstanding compact design, chemical resistance and high mechanical and electrical loading capacity. From single- and double-ended cordsets to centralized or decentralized field bus components, the Lumberg Automation brand offers optimal solutions. For more information about Lumberg, please visit
www.lumberg-automation.com or e-mail for product inquiries.

About Belden

St. Louis-based Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets cable, connectivity, and networking products together with complete solutions in markets including industrial automation, enterprise, transportation, infrastructure, consumer electronics, education and healthcare. With approximately 7,600 employees, Belden has manufacturing facilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and sales offices in nearly every region of the world. Founded in 1902, its top-class products and strong brands have made Belden a world leader in the signal transmission industry. For more information, visit www.belden.com. Follow Belden on Twitter: @BeldenInc

For more information, contact:

Nancy van Heesewijk
Tel: +31 164 317 018

Berry Medendorp
Tel: +31 77 387 8555

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