Belden Increases Productivity of Machines and Systems with New Molded Valve Connectors

Hirschmann GDM Industrial Connectors Set New Standards in Performance and Flexibility



Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has redesigned and extended its industrial connectivity portfolio of molded valve connectors in the Hirschmann GDM series. The new connectors enable a wide range of automation components to be reliably powered and connected to the data network, which increases the overall productivity of machines and systems.


Belden increases productivity of machines and systems with new molded valve connectors. (Photo: Belden, PR339)

Through their robust design, the molded valve connectors can withstand even the most demanding environmental conditions. With high-quality casing materials, which are resistant to numerous chemicals and ultraviolet light, the GDM connectors ensure a long service life to reduce the total cost of ownership. Additionally, the new connectors can be used worldwide, since they fulfill all relevant international standards and, like no other on the market, are approved under the UL 2238 standard.

“The specifications of the valve connectors from the GDM series have been completely revised since the previous version,” explains Product Manager Nisarnthini Paramalingam. “The enhancements make the connectors ideal for use in machine and plant construction, as well as a wide range of applications where precise valve control is essential, such as in braking systems for trucks or trains.”

The type-A molded valve connectors are characterized by optimal performance and flexibility:

  • New circuit protection through more than 20 different circuits ensures that downstream circuitry is not damaged by excess voltage.
  • LED status indicators, also available in combination with circuit protection, facilitate maintenance.
  • Higher protection ratings up to IP69K guarantee maximum functional reliability, combined with an extended operating temperature range (-40°C to +105°C), as well as high shock and vibration resistance.
  • With an ultra-flat design, the valve connectors are extremely compact and enable space-saving installation.
  • Versions available for a wide range of applications, with various cable qualities and lengths, as well as different pole variants (with or without performance evaluation).
  • Customer-specific versions are also available on request.

Through the new molded valve connectors from the GDM series, Belden continues to provide solutions for highly-available and efficient production processes in numerous fields.

About Belden

Belden Inc., a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.belden.com. Follow Belden on Twitter: @BeldenInc

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