Connector technology

CONEC has expanded its portfolio of agricultural connectors by overmoulded versions of the ATM connector series. In addition to agricultural and automotive engineering, its fields of application are process automation and control engineering.

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The steadily in­creas­ing level of dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion is push­ing con­ven­tional ca­bling con­cepts for de­cen­tralised, mod­u­lar con­trol sys­tems and sen­sor tech­nol­ogy to their lim­its. Par­tic­u­larly in terms of trans­parency, space re­quire­ments and in­stal­la­tion ef­fort, they are no longer able to meet the new re­quire­ments. In the mean­time, Sin­gle Pair Eth­er­net tech­nol­ogy (SPE) has de­vel­oped into the next gen­er­a­tion of com­mu­ni­ca­tion ar­chi­tec­ture as an...

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Push-Pull: One technology in three connector series – developed and produced by Yamaichi Electronics.

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The CONEC connector series with bayonet quick locking system allows safe and quick locking even in areas that are difficult to reach and / or not visible. With the three-point bayonet locking, it is possible to lock the connection by hand with a 90° turn. You get a direct tactile and acoustic feedback as soon as the connector is locked.

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The successful Y-Circ P series of push-pull circular connectors from Yamaichi Electronics is being expanded with a new release system.

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As a terminating resistor at the end of the signal line path or as protection of unmated interfaces.

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Whether Industry 4.0, Factory Automation or other areas of automation – the challenges are almost the same: Increasingly faster data transmissions are required, sometimes even in real time, and the data volume is increasing, the available installation space remains limited, connectors have to be locked quickly and securely, and there is high-cost pressure. In this environment, connectors that meet the corresponding technical requirements are in demand. In the automation sector, CONEC has a broad...

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IP20 metal housing with tool-free click assembly for RJ45 connector Y-Con. The new Y-Con Cover 20-TC replaces the current version of Y-Con Cover 20, which has a great acceptance in the market for many years. Like Y-Con Cover 20, the new Y-Con Cover 20-TC is an IP20 full metal version, which protects the plug from all kind of influences in an IP20 industrial area.

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CPC-connector series overmoulded – single outlet, double outlet & termination caps. CONEC has expanded its range of agricultural connectors to include overmolded versions of the CPC connector series. In addition to agricultural and automotive engineering, CPC connectors are frequently used in control cabinets, robotics, injection molding machines and machine tools.

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M12x1 in­su­la­tion body and hous­ing, L-coded, THR. CONEC has expanded its portfolio of M12 connectors to include L-coded axial THR variants (THR = Through Hole Reflow), thus offering a compact, powerful solution for supplying power to automation devices.

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Weidmüller Klippon® Connect terminal blocks AITB for building installation. The requirements for building installations are manifold: Energy efficiency and safety are among them, as are flexibility and convenience, to name only the most important. The necessary infrastructure in a building requires numerous main, sub-distribution and small distribution boards as well as meter cabinets. What they all have in common is that they must accommodate very many functions in a very limited space.

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With the Y-FLEX high-speed FPC you can establish data rates of 56 Gbps (PAM4) over a cable length of 100 mm. Conventional technologies such as Flexible Flat Cables and Flexible Printed Circuits (FFC/FPC) or micro-coaxial cables cannot cope with requirements for extremely high reliability and continuously increasing data transmission rates between internal printed circuit boards. The Y-FLEX technology of Yamaichi Electronics solves this problem.

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CONEC has developed a compact hybrid connector system for combined power supply and data transmission according to CAT5 which is carried out by means of a specially developed hybrid cable. This single-cable technology corresponds to modern connection and interface wiring technology.

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Weidmüller TTB series instrument transformer terminals connect safety-relevant components captive to the terminal block. In power transmission and distribution, current and voltage transformers are used primarily for protection and measurement functions. Weidmüller has developed the new Klippon® Connect TTB Series instrument transformer terminals for this application, for particularly simple and safe wiring – even within complex circuits.

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The need for high data transmission rates is growing continuously as a result of increasing decentralization in the industrial environment. More and more nodes in the field level have to exchange large amounts of data in real time. The M12 X-coded connector was developed to ensure reliable transmission of up to 10 Gbit/s in industrial environments with Cat. 6A performance.

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The newly developed CONEC hybrid connector series (B12, B17, B23, B40) is a compact hybrid connector system which combines and transmits the power supply and the data to CAT5 via a specially developed hybrid cable. This one-cable technology corresponds to modern connection and interface wiring and saves space, time and costs.

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Waterproof push-pull connectors can withstand the harsh environments found in mechanical engineering applications. But for instance they are also suitable for use in medical devices. Yamaichi Electronics has unveiled a concept designed for up to 5,000 mating cycles. Easy assembly and improved reliability characterise this T-series, which enables data rates of up to 10 Gbps in harsh conditions.

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To round off the range of ready-made BUS cables, CONEC has included patch cords in its product range that are manufactured with an industrial Ethernet cord with a stranded wire cross-section of AWG22.

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In the Product News 2021 CONEC provides an overview of new connectors of the product groups M8x1, M12x1, HDSCS and M12x1 panel mount connectors. In addition to a variety of connectors for all current standards, CONEC‘s particular strength is the integrated moulding of components and assemblies as well as in the development of customized solutions.

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Yamaichi Electronics designs, manufactures, and distributes various automotive connectors for applications like e.g. infotainment, camera systems, car computing, antennas, TV, navigation, radar and lidar as well as battery management systems, etc. The automotive connectors are produced in ISO TS16949 certified manufacturing sites. The Y-Lock Pullforce connector/FFC system is also suitable for many other applications, e.g. in embedded systems, automation, medical technology, measurement &...

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The new versions of the CONEC valve connectors are mostly used as Y-distributors for the distribution of signals and power, with variable cable lengths and the possibility to assemble different connectors at the cable ends according to customer requirements.

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In 2014, the collaboration between CONEC and the team of Kamaro‑Engineering began. Kamaro-Engineering e.V. specializes in the development of field robots which enable new, environmentally friendly methods in agriculture.

 

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With each new generation, electrical devices are becoming smaller, more powerful and safer to use. The devices have to meet the ever-growing market requirements and within increasingly shorter development cycles. In addition, the digital transformation in industry continues to progress and requires reliable and stable connections for its implementation. All this presents device manufacturers with major challenges that must be solved using the right device connection technology.

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For many years, circular 7/8" connectors have been available for the requirements of the American market. In addition to overmoulded cable connectors, the CONEC product portfolio also includes field-attachable-connectors as well as flange connectors with strands or for direct PCB assembly.

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In everyday business, the motto increasingly tends to be: faster, more precise and more cost efficient. Therefore, a continuous value-added process is essential. Weidmüller supports this with an end-to-end, safe and convenient connection solution using PUSH IN connection technology. PUSH IN is the state-of-the-art connection solution that offers maximum efficiency – from planning through to installation and maintenance. The PUSH IN technology makes many tasks in the field of electrical...

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For industrial use in harsh environments, connector systems are needed that meet special requirements. The CONEC range includes a wide variety of IP67 D-SUB connectors and corresponding protective hoods.

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CONEC has expanded its portfolio of M12 connectors to include the series of L-coded variants.

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Faster, more precise and more cost-effective: This motto is becoming increasingly relevant in everyday business and a continuous value-added process is essential. Weidmüller shows what part of the process chain can look like with the Klippon® Automated RailAssembler for the fully-automated assembly of terminal blocks.

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No matter whether tractors, excavators or heavy construction machinery, the IVCM (Industrial Vehicles and Construction Machines) segment places high demands on connectors. The CONEC overmolded DT valve and VSS Superseal connector series offer optimum protection even in harsh environments such as underground mining, at low temperatures or in dusty, hot conditions.

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The CONEC series of connectors with bayonet quick locking system allows safe and quick locking even in areas that are difficult to reach and not visible. With the three-point bayonet locking, it is possible to lock the connection by hand with a 90° turn. You get a direct tactile and acoustic feedback as soon as the connector is locked.

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CONEC has expanded its product portfolio of overmolded M12x1 connectors to include versions with colored plastic coupling elements. The connectors are suitable for applications in the industrial, chemical and food sectors as well as in agricultural, construction machinery and municipal technology.

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Compact connection solutions are required for maximum flexibility in device development. CONEC therefore offers a comprehensive range of connectors of various sizes and contact layouts for automatic production processes, for example A-, B-, D-, P-, X-coded SMT/THR insulators and socket housings in sizes M8x1/M12x1.

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At the SPS, CONEC presented the new M12x1 connector series with bayonet quick locking. With the three-point bayonet locking, it is possible to lock the connection manually with a 90‑degree turn. Direct tactile and acoustic feedback is provided after the connector is locked.

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With SNAP IN, Weidmüller is revolutionising connection systems and bringing them to a new level. Flexible, stranded wires without crimped-on wire-end ferrules can be easily inserted into the open connection point.

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The CONEC connector series IP67 RJ45 with bayonet locking is now completely available with Cat 6A performance (data rates up to 10 Gbit/s). The portfolio now also includes inline adapters and modules with PCB for connecting free lines with Cat 6A.

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Yamaichi Electronics has expanded its Y‑Circ M12‑product portfolio with a new field assembly connector for 10‑Gigabit Ethernet applications.

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CONEC has expanded its portfolio of M12 connectors to include the series of L-coded variants.

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For more than 40 years CONEC has been developing and producing high-quality connectors and connecting cables as well as housing technology. In this article we present some connectors for automation.

 

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CONEC presents D-coded M8x1 connectors that meet the IEC standard 61076-2-114 for data transmission via Industrial Ethernet. The pole pattern is based on the M12x1 D coding and prevents mating with all other M8x1 codings on the market.

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Small sizes despite high power requirements for the supply of field devices and reliable data transmission: The new CONEC M12x1 two-part sockets with an O‑ring integrated on the insulation body meet the requirements of machine and motor construction.

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Yamaichi Electronics is growing: Today, the company is laying the foundation stone for a new production site in the Markendorf business park in Frankfurt / Oder. The building in the Müllroser Chaussee will offer modern working environments for production, logistics and office space on around 7,000 square meters. For concept design, planning and building the new location, Yamaichi Electronics relies on Vollack, the expert in methodic building design.

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With the new series of P-coded M8x1 connectors, CONEC supports the EtherCAT-P single-cable solution developed by Beckhoff and the associated ETG (EtherCAT‑Technologie Group).

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The CONEC SnapLock versions of the D‑SUB hoods are suitable for applications requiring high vibration and shock resistance.

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The trend towards digitalisation in industry requires new solutions, this also applies for components that were previously purely electromechanical in nature. Because without a powerful, comprehensive infrastructure, digitalisation hits its limits fast. The infrastructure includes plug-in connectors and cables whose significance is set to rise and for example will be reflected in intelligent plug-in connectors. Weidmüller is presenting a demonstrator for an intelligent connector for the first...

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The increasingly decentralized automation requires flexible and individual wiring in certain areas directly in the field and at the machine with field-terminable connectors in various connection technologies.

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Increasingly, classic control cabinet applications are installed in the field and equipped with communicative components. This increases the complexity and quantity of the cabling. Prefabricated and tested cables enable time savings of up to 75 percent and simplify installation in difficult plant conditions. To cater for these requirements, Weidmüller offers high-quality plug-and-produce solutions for IP20 and IP6x environments.

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The new FPC/FFC test sockets from Yamaichi Electronics are developed and qualified in Munich and produced in its own production site in Frankfurt (Oder). This guarantees the fast implementation of all individual requirements. The high level of vertical integration enables top quality with short lead times.

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Kontron's rackmount systems are designed and tested for challenging environments, and are therefore the perfect fit for extreme temperature and mechanical stress conditions.

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Yamaichi Electronics highlights three push-pull connectors for future-proof industrial applications. The three connectors are manufactured in Frankfurt/Oder.

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Hybrid plug-in connectors save space and are easier to install. When they are designed and used correctly their EMC properties are just as good as dedicated cables. Circular connectors have already become established on the motors side. Weidmüller has developed the OMNIMATE® hybrid plug-in connector for single-cable interfaces on drives in the control cabinet. The article describes the technical background, and the considerations that went into the design.

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Weidmüller OMNIMATE® Power BUF 10.16 provides a safer and more efficient device connection for power electronics. The PUSH-IN connection technology and the wire-ready function speed up conductor connection.

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Yamaichi Electronics now also offers the Y-Circ P series with overmoulded bent relief. This prevents unwanted unscrewing of the connector without the need for gluing.

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