Reliable data transmission even in extremely demanding environments
Schalksmühle, Germany – November 27, 2012 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has extended its Lumberg Automation product program in the EMEA region to include new molded M12 male and female right-angle connectors with 360° shielding. These permit the reliable transmission of analog and digital data, even in environments with strong electromagnetic fields. The connectors 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.
New Molded M12 Right-Angle Connectors from Belden’s Lumberg Automation Brand have 360° Shielding.
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Further features include an operating temperature range of -25 °C to +85 °C, high shock and vibration resistance, and a choice of IP67, IP68 or IP69K protection classes. 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.
The male and female connectors, shielded via a knurled screw or nut, are available in several different versions. 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 >10 9 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 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 bronze (CuSn) or brass (CuZn), depending on the cable type. Also made of brass, the receptacle shell and knurled screw/nut are additionally nickel-plated, while the shield sleeve is tin-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.
With the new molded M12 male and female right-angle connectors, Belden now offers a connectivity solution that has been specially designed for installations with restricted space or complex cable routing. "Right-angle connectors are often easier to use in such situations," says Product Manager Joachim Kiera, adding: "Thanks to their patented shielding concept and robust mechanical design, our products also ensure reliable data transmission even in extreme environmental conditions."
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.
St. Louis-based Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets cable, connectivity, and networking products in markets including industrial automation, enterprise, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer electronics. It has approximately 7,400 employees, and provides value for industrial automation, enterprise, education, healthcare, entertainment and broadcast, sound and security, transportation, infrastructure, consumer electronics and other industries. Belden has manufacturing capabilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and a market presence in nearly every region of the world. Belden was founded in 1902, and today is a leader with some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry. For more information, visit www.belden.com. Follow Belden on Twitter: @BeldenInc
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