Mencom’s Solenoid Valve Connectors

Posted on April 3rd, 2014


Mencom Corporation Introduces Solenoid Valve Connectors at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014

 Oakwood, Ga. … Mencom Corporation will introduce its Solenoid Valve Connectors at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 being held at Chicago’s McCormick Place September 8-13. Mencom Corporation can be found in Booth #E-4674 in the Industrial Automation North America Pavilion which is located in the Lakeside Center(East) Building.

In engineering, the term solenoid refers to a variety of transducer devices that convert energy into linear motion. The term is also often used to refer to a solenoid valve, which is an integrated device containing an electromechanical solenoid which actuates either a pneumatic or hydraulic valve, or a solenoid switch. Connectors may either be purchased individually or as part of a molded cable assembly. Termination options also include field wireable, overmolded cable or pre-wired receptacles.

Mencom’s Solenoid Valve Connectors meet the DIN 43650 Industry Standard and are ideal for providing power and protection to solenoid valves and PLCs on the factory floor. Squared DIN style valve connectors reduce wiring time and improve efficiency.  Users can specify circuit, component type, pin count, AMP rating, voltage rating, wire gauge, color code, gender, cable jacket material, jacket color, cable length, shell/coupling nut material, mounting thread, coupling thread, head orientation, and ingress protection.

Flexible Custom Solutions

Mencom has a team of engineers with decades of experience, and a state-of-art manufacturing facility capable designing and manufacturing most any project. If you can’t find right solutions for your business, visit today.

Mencom is committed to the best quality products, great customer service, competitive pricing and fast turnaround.

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Mencom’s New Armored Cables for Harsh Manufacturing Environments

Posted on January 22nd, 2014


One of the biggest challenges that every manufacturer struggles with, is how to prevent downtime or outage caused by connection failure. Abusive manufacturing environments with extreme conditions are where these issues are most likely to take place. Sometimes it is difficult to diagnose and locate the exact problem of the failure because of its complex installation or location. Short and repetitive downtime with constant replacement is usually caused by cable failures and can be prevented by installing proper cables equipped with extra protection.

In most cases the downtime is usually caused by one of following conditions:

  • Physical failure by repetitive impacts and abrasion with loaded components
  • Damage by high pressure washdown and cleaning chemical
  • Damage by extreme temperature
  • Weld Slag

Car-Product-line    washdown    weldslag

Mencom’s new line of armored, quick disconnect cables provides a rugged solution for harsh environments. They are available in MDC(M12) Connectors and MIN(7/8″) Connectors.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us now.

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Visit Mencom at E-4674 in IMTS 2014

Posted on January 13th, 2014

Mencom at IMTS 2014

IMTS 2014 Show Information



The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, with more than 1,900 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors. The event is held every two years in September at McCormick Place, Chicago.

IMTS Fact Sheet

Find out all you need to know about IMTS in our Fact Sheet.

IMTS Pavilions

To help guide attendees to booths quickly and easily, we organize exhibits in Pavilions that are geared toward specific industries, technologies and solutions. It’s like nine shows within the show.
Find out about IMTS Pavilions.

Smartforce Student Summit

Program that enriches student and educator attendance at IMTS and encourages career consideration in the manufacturing technology industry. Participating exhibitors provide information about the industry.
Find out about Smartforce Student Summit.

Show Dates

September 8-13, 2014
September 12-17, 2016

IMTS History

Take a walk down memory lane highlighting 83 years of IMTS historical facts.

IMTS 2012 Wrap Up

IMTS 2012 was a great success! Find out who attended, what they saw, and more show stats. Get the full story on sales, exhibitors, and attendees in the IMTS 2012 Wrap Up.

IMTS/Chicago Website

Everything you wanted to know about Chicago, its restaurants, transportation, shopping, tours, museums, nightlife, weather, and more. The Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau specially designed IMTS Chicago website gives you all the exciting information you need while in the Windy City. Make sure to check out numerous special offers that are available to the IMTS conventioneers.

For more details, please click here.

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ILME Multipole Connector Kits

Posted on September 4th, 2013

Heavy Duty Connector KitMencom is now offering ILME Rectangular Connectors in a kit. This combination of components will enable you, or your design engineer, to quickly bring together your heavy duty electrical connection. (Shop for a kit).


Each kit contains a base, a mating hood and the male and female inserts that match. All you need to add is a cable gland and your solution is complete.


Standard Kits

  • 3 to 24 Poles
  • Metric Hood Opening
  • Screw or Tool-less Spring Terminals
  • IP66
Cable Glands

Metal and Plastic Cable Glands

As each process or machine design has unique requirements when it comes to cord grip sizes, we offer cable glands separately. Available in plastic or nickel plated brass, metric cable glands will mate with our standard ILME kits. If you need another thread type, such as NPT or PG.  (Shop for cable glands).

Custom Solutions

Custom solutions have been a part of Mencom’s practice since its inception.  The ILME Kits are no exception.  If your project requires a connection that will withstand a harsh environment, we offer the 180° C series of hoods and basis.  On the other hand, perhaps a thermoplastic insulated (and often economical) connector is the answer; we have that too and can put it together with the inserts to make a kit.

Alternative Enclosures

ILME Housings - Electrical Connectors

  • EMC: Electromagnetic Capacity
  • T-type:  Thermoplastic
  • 180° C:  Harsh Environment
  • BIG:  Larger Capacity
  • W-type: Aggressive Environment

Alternative Inserts:


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New ILME Squich Video

Posted on August 12th, 2013

ILME Heavy Duty Rectanular ConnectorTool-less Spring InsertWe are pleased to continue building our video library with our latest production:  Tool-less Spring (Squich) Inserts.

Visit our video page and learn about this easy-to-install insert for heavy duty rectangular connectors.

By utilizing this insert, you will realize a true time savings of 50% over standard screw terminal inserts and almost as much over a standard spring terminal.

Rated IP67 when mated with our ILME housings, this solution just makes sense.  See all of our ILME products.


Happy Birthday Ethernet!

Posted on July 17th, 2013

Happy Birthday EthernetAn innovative method allowing computers to send packets of information while avoiding collisions with incoming packets, Ethernet has matured across the last four decades into its role as the basis of the IEEE 802.3™ standard, which specifies the physical and lower software layers, and is the foundation for today’s world of high-speed communications.

With more than 1.2 billion ports shipped in 2012 alone, Ethernet ranks highly among those technologies that impact day-to-day life on a global basis. Data center networks, PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and now the smart grid, smart meters, personal medical devices, the Internet of Things, connected cars, and more – Ethernet touches them all in one way or another. And as Ethernet turns 40, it is poised for a new age of innovation.

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Mencom carries a full line of Ethernet products – learn more here:

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Ethernet Field Wireable

Posted on July 1st, 2013

Mencom offers an Ethernet V3 to RJ45 Field-wireable connector.  Available exclusively from Mencom, this patented pass through enables quick connection of your communication cables from network to machine.

Learn more: Mencom E45V3 Connector.

And watch our new “How to” video – Assembling the E45V3 Ethernet Connector to a standard RJ45 patch cable.

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C13 Locking Connectors

Posted on April 29th, 2013

Available in 3′ and 6′ lengths, Mencom is offering C13 connectors, perfect for situations that require continuous operation.

NEMA 5-15 to C13 Locking Connector
Typical applications include:

  • Data Centers – Protect Your Data
  • Industrial Automation – Vibration during process operations is not a problem; this connector will hold tight.
  • Medical Devices – Control and monitor without accidental interruption.

Click here to check prices and availability.

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DB25 Cables

Posted on April 10th, 2013

DB25 (D-Subminiature) Cables are available in a variety of lengths and have guaranteed color codes.  The heavier gauge wires (20 AWG for the last four wires and 24 AWG for the remaining wires) allow the user to easily terminate the wires into standard terminal blocks.

DB25-MFP: Double-ended Cable

DB25-FP:  Single-ended Female Cable

DB25-MP:  Single-ended Male Cable

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Cross Reference

Posted on February 8th, 2013

Mencom Cross ReferenceMencom is happy to cross reference parts for your current project.  We carry a large inventory of quality electrical connection products; please call us.  We can cross Harting, Lapp, Brad Harrison (Molex), Turck, Belden (Lumberg) , and many more.  Read more here.

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