The M12 style connector from In2Connect UK comes with a screw lock, is used for low voltage and has between 2 and 8 contacts. In2Connect’s M12 connectors are IP67 rated can be screened and are well suited for wet, moisture-laden environments so are much used to connect sensors and actuators in automation systems
M12 connectors are coded. The common used types are:
A-Coded; used with Sensor Actuators
B-Coded; used with Field Buses
D-Coded; used with Industrial Ethernet
X-Coded; used with10 Gbps Ethernet
M12 connectors moulded to cable
Over-moulded M12 connectors improve durability and streamline the size of a cable connection. Available with 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 12 contacts, the M12 connectors have anti-vibration locking and come in various cable lengths and quality. When it gets really tough: Shielded connectors protect and bypass weak signals. A uniform cable shielding ensures seamless signal transmission.
Loose-field-attachable M12 connectors
Field attachable M12 connectors from In2Connect give you the freedom and flexibility to react to the cabling situation on site or to build your own M12 cables. Field-attachable connectors allow for stripped wire to be attached to the connector in the field using a simple screwdriver tool. This facilitates a faster, less complicated installation. This programme comprises 4 or 5 pole connectors and adapters with anti-vibration locking - in a straight or angled construction as well as in shielded versions. You can choose between screw and clamp connections as well as a maximum input cable diameter of 6 or 8mm. Field-attachable connectors are available in straight or 90-degree angled construction.
M12 Sockets, PCB or wire
Connectors and adapters with 4, 5 and 8 contacts are available with 0.5mm long single wires as well as well as pin contacts for the M12x1 connection to the device. Front mounted flange connectors with wires are also available and can be positioned with a lock nut. Flange connectors and adapters for rear housing mounting with different length pin contacts for soldering directly on the printed circuit board complete the programme. An installation flange for direct assembly on the printed circuit board is also available with a shielded connection option in an axial and angled version. A spring-loaded shield plate connects the flange housing directly to the printed circuit board, which is especially important in bus applications. All products in this series are designed for a printed circuit board thickness of 1.6mm and a device wall thickness of 2-3mm. You can select from two different installation heights (10.0mm and 5.5mm) for the axial version.
SMT M12 connectors
In2Connect has expanded its range of M12 automation connectors to include 4, 5 and 8 pin Surface Mount versions (SMT) with A, B or D-coding and a shielding option.
These are available as Tape and Reel in rolls of 75 units or in bulk or tray packaging suitable for automated pick and place assembly.
A-coded versions are successfully used for power supply on sensor/actuator distribution boxes or on Ethernet switches. The A-coded connectors are also standard for low voltage switching devices according to IEC 60947-5-2. The modular connector system includes male connectors of 9 or 13mm mounting hardware with O-ring seals ensure protection according to IP67.
M12 Connectors with LEDs
An extensive selection of sockets of various sizes, configurations and connection types is at your disposal. Choose from the sizes M12x1, M8x1, 7/8“. Sockets with wire, dip-solder as well as with overmoulded cable in front or back mounting with PG9 or M16x1,5 thread. PCB versions axial and angled as well as contact carrier for SMT processing complete the range.
X-Coded M12x1 Circular connectors
Modern automation solutions need universal communication cabling for the different networks. Conec M12x1 X-coded connectors have been developed for such applications. These components are designed for transmission technology according to CAT6A and 500 MHz/10 Gigabit, and are standardised to IEC 61076-2-109. M12 X-code connectors have 4 shielded pairs for reliable high speed data transfer in such applications as vision systems: plus industrial grade materials for harsh environments, all in the small M12 connector. Patch cable standard lengths are 1, 2, 5 and 10 metres.
Enhanced Shielded M12x1 Connectors for Harsh Environments
For enhanced EMI performance, the body shield on these connectors has been extended to the surface of the PCB, eliminating any apertures that could cause EMI leakage. These connectors have 360 degree of cable screen termination minimising the possibility of electrical interference in sensitive applications such as GPS and video signal transmission. 360 degree shielding is achieved with 3 extra grounding pins, to ensure low impedance in the ground path, and full coverage of the ground traces on the PCB. These PCB mounted M12x1 connectors are available in rear mount configuration, in “A coding” with 4, 5, or 8 pins, “B coding” with 4 pins, and “D coding” with 4 pins.
Y junction boxes from CONEC with 5 pin connectors enable you to lay two incoming signals together at one E/A socket. This means that you can double your connection options for one actuator/ sensor box.
You can connect up to 16 initiators using one M12x1 junction box with 8 E/A sockets. CONEC overmoulded components are also available for the output connection to the sensor. This provides a cost-effective and practical wiring system in the field for sensors and actuators with a cabling system that meets protection class IP67. Junction boxes are used anywhere sensor and actuator signals need to be extended quickly and easily for connection to their superordinate control systems. Individual signals are either connected directly to the superordinate system via a homerun cable or via a connection interface. Optional LED displays for signal and power reduce the effort required to track down errors.
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