Belden Presents New Hirschmann Field-attachable Valve Connectors

Reliable, easy to maintain, and simple to connect



Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has extended its Hirschmann product program in the EMEA region to include new field-attachable valve connectors from the GDM series.

These type B connectors guarantee both a dependable power supply and reliable data transmission, ensuring high productivity for systems and machines. They are available without circuitry or with more than 20 different electronic inserts that protect downstream circuitry against voltage surges or electromagnetic interference. Versions featuring built-in status indicators (with/without circuit protection) are also available. The valve connectors feature industrial protection class IP65/67 (optionally IP68) and can be used within a maximum temperature range of -55°C to +125°C. Other connector features include high shock and vibration resistance, and extensive resistance to chemicals and UV radiation. Easy-to-grip housings ensure that connectors can be rapidly assembled. Rounded edges make it difficult for dirt to accumulate and ensure that it can be easily removed.


Belden Presents New Field-attachable Valve Connectors from its Hirschmann Product Range. (Photo: Belden, PR281)

Depending on the version, the rated voltage ranges from 12 to 250 VAC/VDC, and the rated current amounts to between 1 and 10 A with circuitry and 16 A without. The body of the valve connectors, which comes with two poles and PE, is made from either black or transparent polyamide (PA). Customer-specific versions are also available on request.

Cable diameters of between 4.5 and 10.0 mm with a cross-section of up to 1.5 mm2 can be used. Connectors can be assembled simply by tightening the accompanying central screw. No additional gasket is required. Integrated strain relief compliant with UL 2238 ensures secure connections.

With the field-attachable Hirschmann valve connectors from the GDM series, Belden offers a variety of models suitable for flexible connectivity solutions in a wide range of industries. As Product Manager Hartmut Unverricht explains: "Mechanical and plant engineering are not the only areas where our connectors bring maximum operational reliability and ease of maintenance. They are also used in the transportation sector, for example, in the braking systems of trains or trucks."

About Belden

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.
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For more information, contact:

Nancy van Heesewijk
Tel: +31 164 317 018

Berry Medendorp
Tel: +31 77 387 8555

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