Friday, November 28, 2008

New Literature from Phoenix Contact

HEAVYCON Heavy-Duty Industrial Plug Connectors
HEAVYCON plug connector housings from Phoenix Contact are ideal for panel feed-through and protect up to IP65.  These connectors are available with single and double-locking latches for B series inserts and are compatible with a wide variety of connection technologies.  The housings come in a standard gray for extremely demanding requirements, and an EMC housing for sensitive interfaces needing shielding against electrical, magnetic and electromagnetic fields.

Sensor/Actuator Cable CMAT Production Reference Guide
With Phoenix Contact’s customized sensor/actuator cable (CMAT) system, choose the exact cable length and type needed for a specific application.  These made-to-order cables are produced at Phoenix Contact’s U.S. headquarters, so turnaround time is quick.

QUICKON Power Distribution
Phoenix Contact’s QUICKON Power Distribution installation program is specially designed for use in industrial applications.  The line features touch-protected IDC fast connection technology and includes all essential components for widespread power distribution in machines, systems and buildings.

DIN-Rail Mounted Circuit Breakers
Phoenix Contact’s DIN-rail mounted thermal circuit protectors use heat-sensitive bimetallic elements that respond to overload electrical currents.  Thermal Miniature Circuit Protectors offer protection in a compact housing, accommodating ten nominal currents ranging from 0.10A to 10A.  Thermal Magnetic Circuit Breakers include a magnetic function which responds to very high current overloads such as those that might occur during short-circuit conditions.

PLUSCON Circular Connectors Overmolded Cable Quick Reference Chart

Quickly determine the type of PLUSCON circular connector cable for your application by using this reference chart produced by Phoenix Contact.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

ABB Low Voltage/SSAC Retirement of DLM Three Phase Monitor Series

SSAC is discontinuing their DLM series of three phase voltage monitors, replacing them with the new universal voltage DLMU and DLMH series. These new models offer extra features without an increase in price.

Orders for DLM units (DLM4, DLM6, DLM8, DLM9 and DLM0xxx) will be taken until December 30, 2008, or when stock is depleted. DLM product warranties will remain in effect after the discontinuation date.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Phoenix Contact ILC 170 ETH 2TX Programmable Controller

Phoenix Contact has added the new ILC 170 ETH 2TX to the recently launched PC WorX programmable ILC 100 series. The ILC 170 features two Ethernet ports with a built-in Ethernet switch, eliminating the need for a separate Ethernet switch in certain applications. This makes it easy to daisychain multiple ILC 170 controllers. Unique to the ILC 170 is an optional removable SD card memory, which provides easy program transfer between ILC 170 controllers. The ILC 170 features a large onboard data and program memory (512 KB) and retentive memory (48 KB). 

The ILC 170 has eight digital inputs and four digital outputs (500 mA) integrated on-board. The I/O can be easily expanded directly by adding Inline I/O modules. Additional features include an integrated realtime clock, PLC switch and support of up to four local remote bus branch modules.

The ILC 1xx series controllers are programmed with PC WorX Express, which is part of the
AUTOMATIONWORX Software Suite 2008 (v 1.40). PC WorX Express is free of charge and supports up to 4,096 I/O points. PC WorX Express supports the new AX OPC Server for applications that require data exchange to any OPC client software packages or the upcoming new Phoenix Contact OT/TP series HMI operator panels. The controllers also support the Modbus TCP protocol via special client and server libraries in PC WorX for data exchange to any Modbus TCP-capable device.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Littelfuse Up-LINK Remote Indicating Fuseholder

The Littelfuse Up-LINK® solid state, dead-front fuseholder provides remote fuse status indication without the need to incorporate proprietary network protocols. It features two separate indication modes: 
  • Remote indication for immediate notification to maintenance personnel
  • Local LED indication simplifies locating the open fuse once the panel door is open 

Advanced notification is beneficial in limiting expensive downtime, reducing production scrap or minimizing unsafe conditions to personnel. Up-LINK provides remote fuse status communication that can easily integrate with an existing PLC or system. If used in conjunction with a user-programmed PLC, additional information can be communicated such as fuse type, fuse part number, necessary Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) and where replacement fuses are located. In this way, remote monitoring throughout the manufacturing environment improves uptime of critical loads via immediate detection and notification of problems. 

Because there is no need to connect an external power supply or replace batteries throughout the life of the holder, the output signal is reliable and instills end-user confidence in its accuracy. 

It has also been designed to the same footprint dimensions as Littelfuse’s Class CC and Midget fuse dead-front holders, making design upgrades easy in existing applications and layouts. 

What does Up-LINK Offer? 
  • Increased Productivity 
  • Enhanced Reliability 
  • Improved Safety 

Product Features 
  • Cost-effective solution for remote fuse status indication and local LED indication 
  • Easy integration into existing PLC or system 
  • Non-proprietary 
  • Current-limiting Class CC fuses provide superior protection with high interrupting rating 
  • Meets stringent IEC and UL Touch Safe Standards to improve worker safety 
  • Time-saving DIN Rail mounting 

Friday, November 21, 2008

Product Information from Red Lion Controls

Universal Signal Conditioners
The easily programmable IAMS signal conditioner can do it all. Red Lion's new universal signal conditioners accept voltage, current, RTD, thermocouples, linear resistance, potentiometers, and process signals. The unit provides 3-way isolation, while the output can be a retransmitted voltage or current signal. 

The IAMS has over 100 input to output combinations and three models are available. The setpoint model (IAMS0010) allows dual setpoint capability through dual Form A relays. The analog model (IAMS0001) provides a retransmitted analog signal. A third model (IAMS0011) provides both an analog output and relay control. The IAMS has a universal power supply 21.6 to 253 VAC / 12.2 to 300 VDC.

To program the unit, add the detachable module (PGMMOD00), which easily connects to the front of the IAMS. For applications requiring more than one IAMS, only one module is needed. The PGMM0D00 can store programming from one unit and load it to another reducing set-up time. When the programming module is not being used to enter or adjust programming, it can indicate input parameters. The display can be configured in seven different languages. 

USB Cards Now Available for Panel Meters
There is no faster way to program panel meters than with Red Lion's free Crimson® software. Now it's even easier with the release of USB programming cards for the CUB5 and PAX® meters. These programming cards allow quick connection to almost any computer without the use of serial converters or other external devices. With one of these option cards installed, you can effortlessly set-up the meter and even store the program for later use. Just simply plug-and-play. 

Crimson's menu style programming easily guides you through all parameters of the meter set-up. Once completed, just download the configuration to the meter and save the file for future reference.

A CUB5 or PAX programming kit is also available. The kit comes complete with the appropriate USB card, USB connecting cable and the latest version of Crimson software.

Red Lion Panel Meters Chosen #1 for Eighth Straight Year

The readers of Control Design magazine have again selected Red Lion as their number one choice in panel meters for the eighth consecutive year. Red Lion has won the panel meter category of the Reader's Choice Award every year since 2001, the first year the award was given. The meters won by a resounding margin, receiving more than twice as many votes as the closest competition.

The balloting for this survey went to machine builders and systems integrators who reported to Control Design that they had the authority to specify, recommend, or purchase industrial automation and control products for industrial machines. Vendors were not included in the balloting, and any known responses from vendors were not counted. The voting was completely un-aided, therefore no lists of vendors or product brands were provided. Readers were simply asked which was the one best company for products in the panel meter category.

In addition to the panel meter category, Red Lion also received recognition in the loop controller category and was voted as having very good to excellent service and support.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Products from Pepperl+Fuchs

Mobile Equipment Sensors
Pepperl+Fuchs introduces Mobile Equipment sensors . These IP69K-rated inductive proximity sensors are shocktest rated to 50 G for reliable operation in high shock and vibration environments, can operate in extreme cold (-40 °C/ -40 °F) and heat (+85 °C/ +185 °F), and feature 10x greater radiated field immunity (immunity to mobile radio interference) than standard sensors to satisfy the demanding performance criteria set forth in IEC and SAE mobile equipment standards. They are fully compatible with Deutsch, Weatherpack (Packard) and Amp/Tyco connectors. 

Mobile Equipment sensors are available in 12, 18 and 30 mm diameters to deliver 4, 8 and 15 mm sensing ranges, respectively. The extended sensing range of up to 15 mm facilitates increased target-to-sensor separation, which significantly reduces accidental impacts to maximize uptime. Load dump circuitry protects the sensor against power spikes during machine start-up, which is particularly significant when the sensor is powered directly from a battery. Additionally, they feature heavy-gauge, cut-proof PUR cables that are unaffected by oil, grease and other fluids common to such applications. 

Mobile Equipment sensors are specifically engineered to overcome the environmental challenges common to truck, bus, crane, lawn mowing, forklift and other mobile equipment applications. Their ability to reliably operate in extreme temperatures also makes them well-suited for use in nearly any outdoor environment, or in freezers where standard sensors with a typical -25 °C rating are unsuitable for use. 

VCS210 Color Sensor

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the new VCS210 Color Sensor. This powerful new addition to the Pepperl+Fuchs color sensor family enables users to program, evaluate, process, and display up to 255 distinct colors. Several included software programs allow either a simple, rapid color teach or a more advanced teach to optimize the sensor for a range of applications. 

Ten examples of VCS210 applications: 
  • Quality check of color of plastic molded parts 
  • Identification of colored totes in distribution center 
  • Sort textiles, upholstery, or carpet 
  • Check of connector color code sequence 
  • Confirmation of LED color and illumination 
  • Control of ink mixing 
  • Validation of pharmaceutical and cosmetic colors 
  • Quality check of primer application 
  • Sort bottles or pouches by color of packaging 
  • Monitor fluid cloudiness in sight glass
VCS210 includes free set-up software. Choose between QuickTeach, for a fast and easy set-up, or VCS2-Config for full color management, including evaluation control and display. 

VCS210 color sensor features include: 
  • Color evaluation like human vision by using additive primary colors 
  • Identifies minute color variations for sorting, positioning, quality control 
  • Glossiness can be evaluated separately from the object's hue 
  • Ten times faster than competitive models for faster checks and more throughput 
  • Also detects colors of LEDs, pilot lights, and other illuminated objects 
  • Variety of color space evaluation methods 
  • Software provides visual and comparative indication of colors and tolerances 
  • For use with wide range of diffuse or thru-beam fiber optic cables 
  • Long-life white light LED source means no external illumination required

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Advantech UNO Embedded Automation Computers

Advantech’s UNO series of Embedded Automation Computers are designed to fulfill the needs of mission-critical automation applications. Their embedded design, industrial automation features and advanced computer technology deliver robustness, reliability and flexibility to satisfy customers who are looking for a rugged and compact computing platform with an industrial design and built-in I/O for diverse automation applications.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Products from Tyco Electronics

New Additions to the HTS Connector Family

For over 50 years, the HTS connector family has met the most rigorous environmental and technical requirements. Traditionally used in industrial and railway applications due to their excellent electrical and mechanical features, these robust products have migrated to other demanding applications such as traffic management, white goods, wind energy, solar and lighting.

This heavy duty connector system is a highly modular system of inserts and shells that allow designers to configure an interconnection to meet specific application needs. The wide range of selections allows EMI shielding, various levels of sealing, different latching mechanisms and cable entries — in essence, the ability to construct a connector custom-tailored to the application.

Recently Tyco Electronics has significantly expanded the HTS connector product portfolio with several new product families. 

High Variable System is Very Flexible
One of the key new products is the HVS modular system. This high variable system offers a choice of more than 25 different connector modules that can be quickly and easily mounted to or dismounted from a metal frame without tooling. Up to six single modules or three double modules can be used within a single shell. 

Interface modules include high-voltage contacts (up to 3000 V nominal), high-current contacts (up to 250 A) and high-density signal contacts (up to 25 contacts in a single module). Coaxial contacts, RJ-45 modular plugs, USB and IEEE1394 (FireWire) contacts are offered within the HVS system. Other available modules support Quadrax contacts for operation to 1 GHz, subminiature-D interfaces and also pneumatic connections.

The populated HVS connector systems can be used in a broad range of heavy duty connector enclosures.

Plastic Connectors Expand Range
The availability of plastic HTS connectors is another recent development. Traditionally, only metal housings were available in this family. A growing range of HG-Q series plastic connectors has been developed for industrial machinery, motor drives and other industrial applications. These highly reliable and cost-effective connectors are offered in standard and EMV shielded versions.

HG-Q.4/2, HG-Q.8 and HG-Q.10 series connectors are designed for operation from -40ºC to +125ºC. They conform with Desina and ISO 23570-3.4 standards and meet IP65 protection class specifications in their locked positions. A variety of accessories are available for use with these robust connectors.

HG-Q.10 motor connector housings are specifically designed for direct mounting on motors. HG-Q.4/2 and HG-Q.8 connectors are available with straight and right-angled hoods and cable-to-cable coupler housings.

Combination Inserts
Another recent addition is the HMX hybrid insert. These inserts combine power and signal interface within one insert. Space-saving HMX inserts require 30 percent less space than traditional inserts. They permit reductions in cost and component count, as they require no frames. HMX inserts are designed for use with the broad array of HTS hoods and housings and find application in many instances where both signal and power connections are required.

Fully Shrouded Headers Help Eliminate Mismating

New fully shrouded post headers, available in 2 through 12 positions, have been added to the popular Economy Power (EP) connector family. Intended for secondary power circuit applications, the through-hole headers have a current-carrying capacity of 7.5 A maximum per contact. To lessen the chance of mismating, the full four-sided shroud aids proper alignment during engagement of the plug connector. The new headers are compatible with existing EP connectors. 

Contacts are on a 0.156-inch [3.96-mm] pitch. The header includes a positive-lock feature. During mating, the positive locking lever on the outside of the plug housing engages the mating header housing to provide greater retention. Housings are 94V-0-rated nylon; contacts are tin-plated brass. The connectors are UL Component Recognized, CSA Certified, and RoHS compliant. 

Monday, November 17, 2008

Turck M16 powerfast Connectors and Tees for Up To 18 Amps

TURCK announces the new M16 powerfast ™ wiring system for machine power distribution and motor control. Replace hard wiring with a NFPA 79 (National Fire Protection Association Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery) compliant, quick-connect system that saves the time and money normally spent on traditional conduit installations. These 2, 3 and 4-pin connectors and tees provide up to 18 Amps in a compact connector.

The cordsets are available with Tray Rated, exposed run PVC flexlife ® cable. All connectors provide IEC IP 67 protection and are rated for 600 Volts and up to 18 Amps. Tees are available with simple connectors or with branches.

Like most TURCK cordsets, the M16 powerfast line offers male or female, straight connectors, standard and custom lengths, and pigtails or extensions. To make the system complete, fully encapsulated mating receptacles, with nickelplated brass housing and 1/2”-14 NPT, 3/8”-18 NPT, M18 and M20 mounting threads are available.

Turck M16 powerfast Wiring System

Turck Technical Datasheets

Friday, November 14, 2008

Phoenix Contact 900MHz Trusted Wireless Ethernet Radio

Phoenix Contact's new RAD-ISM-900-EN-BD is an industrial radio transceiver that brings Ethernet or serial data onto IP-based networks from remote locations, even in high-interference environments. 

The RAD-ISM-900-EN-BD uses the MOTR-9T radio platform, a 1-watt, frequency-hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) transceiver. It operates in the license-free 902-928 MHz ISM band. With the MOTR-9 radio, the user can configure over-the-air data rates up to 500 kbps. Adjustable packet sizes maximize data speed and minimize latency. The radio also incorporates selectable 128/192/256-bit AES encryption to prevent unwanted intrusion and to keep data secure.  

Multiple wireless communication streams allow simultaneous Ethernet, I/O control, and serial ASCII device communications - all from a single radio without external gateways or additional serial wireless converters. 

With the radio's simple, IT-friendly embedded software, any network PC with a web browser can configure the devices. The RAD-ISM-900-EN-BD is approved for use in Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations.

Phoenix Contact RAD-ISM-900-EN-BD Wireless Ethernet Radio

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Pepperl+Fuchs Literature

TERMEX Intrinsically Safe Operator Panels
Pepperl+Fuchs introduces TERMEX – a family of intrinsically safe text and graphic displays, FM approved for Class 1/Div 1 areas and ATEX certified for Zone 1 and Zone 22. The operator panels feature a backlit monochrome LC display for flexible and cost-effective operator control. Various communication protocols and fieldbus interfaces (PROFIBUS-DP, Modbus, DF1, etc.) are available.

Bebco EPS 6000 Series Purge/Pressurization System

The new 6000 series purge/pressurization system from Pepperl+Fuchs has a stainless steel housing that contains the controller, pneumatics, electrical I/O, and programming interface. The programming screen allows easy setup and operation and lets the user program the system according to the requirements of the application. The screen also displays information such as flow, pressure and system status.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

SMC Pneumatics M8 and M12 Connectors

SMC Pneumatics now offers M8 and M12 field-wirable connectors in various configurations, including QUICKON-ONE, Piercecon, SPEEDCON and Spring Cage Connection.  These connectors are available for all SMC Fieldbus SI units with various protocols, such as CC-Link, DeviceNet and Profibus.  The product line can also be used to connect various sensors and switches.

2008 Phoenix Contact Supplement Catalog

Phoenix Contact’s yearly Supplement Catalog has arrived, offering updated information for all product categories, enhancing their CLIPLINE, PLUSCON, COMBICON, TRABTECH, INTERFACE and AUTOMATION catalogs.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New Products from Advantech Automation

IACP-4000D 5.7" VGA TFT LCD Industrial Workstation
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech launches the IACP-4000D, a 4U 19” rack mount industrial workstation with a 5.7” VGA TFT LCD display that supports both a Pentium 4/Celeron D processor. This design reduces the interconnections between the backplane and the CPU card, which enhances the platforms reliability.

Features include: shock-resistant disk drive bay designed to hold up to three 5.25” and one 3.5” disk drives, front accessible USB interface for easy data transferring, dual front-accessible filtered cooling fans providing optimal airflow, front LEDs indicating system health, lockable front door, and supports 300 W single PS/2 and redundant ATX power supplies. 

The IACP-4000D is compact and has a reliable design catered for use in limited space environments, such as test and measurement stations and machinery.

ADAM-5091 4-Port RS-232 Module
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech launches the ADAM-5091 module equipped with four RS-232 ports, making it especially suitable for bi-directional communication. The ADAM-5091 can simultaneously read data from other third-party devices such as a modem, barcode reader, and PLCs as long as these devices are equipped with a RS-232 interface. 

Other features include: 128 byte FIFO, communication speed up to 115.2 Kbps, RJ-45 connectors, TX/RX LED display, T x D, R x D, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, RI, and GND data signals. 

Furthermore, the ADAM-5091 can be fully integrated with the ADAM-4000/5000 series and can transmit data to each other through the RS-232 port. 

ActiveDAQ Pro ActiveX Controls with GUI Interface

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech ActiveDAQ Pro, a collection of ActiveX controls performing I/O operations. The ActiveDAQ Pro package contains: Device, AI, AO, DI/O, Thermo, Counter, and Pulse Control and can be used with any ActiveX controls with any development tool that supports them, including Microsoft Visual C++, Microsoft Visual Basic, Borland C++ Builder, Borland Delphi, and Microsoft Visual Studio.NET.

ActiveDAQ Pro GUI control collection consists of abundant control components, which enable users to conveniently and quickly build graph display modules for data acquisition and easily develop prototype vision applications in an interactive environment without programming. These controls include:
  • Button control for various displays styles (2D and 3D) and is a Boolean control that displays an on or off state.
  • Graph control provides abundant graph display function, which enable the user to display data of various sources simultaneously.
  • Intensity control offers two-dimensional display and simple interpolation for scattered 3D data points.
  • Knob control is circular data control that provides various graph styles.
  • LED control provides data display and editing functions with the seven-segment nixie tube mode.
  • NumEditor control provides functions of numerical displaying and editing.
  • Slide control is linear data controlling control that provides various graph styles. 

Other ActiveDAQ Pro features include: 
  • Fully supports all Advantech DAQ cards and functions with complete high speed data acquisition.
  • Easy to use property sheets offer selections which will provide an easy access to all settings, eliminating unnecessary programming.
  • Independent control operation, needing no support from other existing ActiveX controls.
  • Physical properties like voltage, current, and frequency can now be directly applied by the user and will automatically be reassigned to the data with proper input range and sampling rate.
  • Straight-forward user interface – less hardware dependent.
  • Optional lists vs. direct input. This eliminates a large portion of the direct data input.
  • Default settings for quicker execution.
  • Properties and parameters can automatically determine an appropriate data transferring method to perform the data acquisition.
  • Parameter check-up and correction is automatically corrected.
System requirements include: IBM compatible PC using at least 266 MHz or higher processor, Microsoft Windows 2000/XP, VGA compatible graphics card supporting at least 256 colors, minimum of 64 MB of RAM, 74 MB of free local hard disk space, and one CD-ROM driver. 

Friday, November 7, 2008

Turck Dual Axis MEMS Inclinometer Sensor for Detecting Angular Tilt

TURCK introduces a new dual axis inclinometer sensor for angular tilt detection. These sensors feature compact rectangular housings, and may be mounted at ±10, ±45, ±60 and ±85 degree angles. Inclinometer sensors may be used in a wide variety of industries to solve unique feedback requirements where your application requires a need to level platforms, control tilt angle or control a dancer.

The new TURCK inclinometer measures angular tilt in reference to gravity. At the heart of the TURCK inclinometer is a MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical system) device that incorporates a micro-electro-mechanical capacitive element into the sensor that utilizes two parallel plate electrodes, one stationary and one attached to a spring-mass system. Movement causes acceleration that produces deflection in the non-stationary electrode. This results in a measurable change in the capacitance between the two plates that is proportional to the angle of deflection. These signals are conditioned to provide two analog outputs (0.1 to 4.9 VDC) or two current outputs (4 to 20 mA).

The micro board design in the MEMS technology allows for a compact, precise inclinometer in a very robust, industrialized package. The inclinometer is IP 67 rated, with a temperature range of -30 to 70 C that permits its use in many applications, including:

  • Machine engineering: levers, pedals, flaps, mixing machines, hydraulic jacks
  • Commercial machines: diggers, cranes, rotary tables, bulldozers, road construction machinery
  • Vertical and horizontal drills used in tunnel and road construction and immersion equipment
  • Offshore plants: platforms, cranes
  • Furniture: hospital beds, dental chairs, fitness machines, wheelchairs
  • Conveyors

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Products from Harting

Crimp Versions for Han-Modular 2-Pin 100 A Module
Crimp connectors have a proven track record in the rail industry. A crimp version of the Han-Modular® 2-pin 100 A module for wire cross-sections up to 35 mm² is now available. The Han-Modular® series offers a full range of crimp connectors.
These modules are rated at 1000 V working voltage, and the opening is big enough to accommodate large cables with 14 mm cable insulation diameter. 

pCon 2000 Power Supplies Deliver Up To 120 W
HARTING pCon 2000 series power supplies are designed for control cabinet installation. 

They feature high power density, minimal power loss, a large operating temperature range and tool-free quick-connect technology. The pCon 2035-24, pCon 2120-24 and pCon 2120-48 cover the 35 W – 120 W and 24 V / 48 V range.

High Voltage Crimp Connectors Up to 240mm²
High voltage rail applications place significant demands on connector technology. 

To supplement its exiting Han® HC 650 axial screw versions, the HARTING Technology Group has added new crimp version to the series, extending the range of applications to 240 mm². A force of 13 tons is applied when the contact is assembled. Heat shrinkable tubing is supplied at the contact end for applications with up to 4000 V working voltage. 

The contact dimensions remain unchanged on the crimp version to maintain full compatibility with all existing housings and mounting frames.

Crimp Versions for Han350 High-Voltage Contacts
Seamless connectivity generally offers significant user benefits. This is one of the reasons why the HARTING Technology Group has added crimp versions to its popular line of Han® HC 350 high voltage contacts. 

The HC contact dimensions remain unchanged on the crimp versions to maintain full compatibility with all existing mounting frames and housing combinations. The crimp contacts cover the range of ISO cable cross sections between 25 mm² and 120 mm², and the expanded contact chambers accommodate large cable isolation diameters.

Han EE Quick Lock Module
In the past, crimp technology was the only option on module inserts which feature a high contact density. 

The HARTING Technology Group has integrated its new, patented Han-Quick Lock® technology into its Han® EE module to create versions which can be assembled without special tools. Assembly is quick and simple, and there is no need for special tools, making the Han® EE Quick Lock module the ideal choice for on-site field assembly. 

Reliable, vibration-proof connector technology ensures maximum safety and reliability even in very demanding industrial and transport applications. The electrical specifications of the new Han® EE Quick Lock® module are the same as the tried and tested crimp connector. The module has eight contacts. It is rated at 16 A / 400 V and is 100 % plug compatible.

Arc Spray Technology Improves EMC Shielding
With the introduction of a fully automated, robotic coating production plant, HARTING can plate a variety of different plastic housings. The innovative process utilizes arc spray technology with zinc as the coating metal.

Zinc is a highly conductive material that, when applied with high layer thickness through the coating process, provides a performance similar to that of full metal hoods. It creates a plating surface that is robust and also offers outstanding attenuation values. Additionally it is possible to solder directly on the coated plastic.

The process offers the ability to coat a wide range of plastics in everyday use. A wide portfolio of sizes can be coated ranging from parts the size of a coin, to items such as mobile phone covers and monitors, to applications as large as passenger cabins. A flexible manufacturing system allows for easy set up to meet small prototyping and development batch requirements, all the way through to high volume production needs.