IMTS 2016 is Just Around the Corner

Posted on September 7th, 2016

IMTS2016We’re back!

Our participation in the 2014 IMTS show was a great success, so we are exhibiting again this year at the 2016 IMTS show. We have a lot of new and exciting products we would love to show you. Stop by and see us for the latest Mencom news. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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New MIN Series Locks to Secure the Connection

Posted on August 10th, 2016

MIN LocksMencom Introduces New lock designs to secure MIN Series Connections for Harsh Manufacturing Environments at IMTS – Booth #E-4152 in the East Building

Connection failures can be caused by various reasons, such as excess temperature, excess current or voltage, mechanical shock, stress and impact. Sometimes, however, the failure is caused by the careless access of unauthorized or unlicensed personnel to the connectors, which could lead to injuries or downtime. This could cause significant loss in time and money.

Mencom MIN series locks are designed to secure the connection between two straight MIN plugs or between a straight MIN plug and a mating receptacle to prevent the unexpected interruptions. The padlock hole ensures the extra layered protection by allowing only authorized users to have an access to the connectors. Once the padlock is removed, the locks can be opened by inserting a small flat-blade screwdriver into the slot.

The MIN locks for Plug-to-Receptacle connection is available in both MIN size I (7/8”) and PMIN (1 3/8”) series. The Plug-to-Plug connection is currently available only in PMIN (1 3/8”) series. Mencom also offers the protective lockout for MIN size I (7/8”) plugs.

Please contact us for more details.

New Front Mount M12 Receptacles with Front Lock Nut

Posted on July 14th, 2016

M12-Front-Locking-ReceptaclesMencom Corporation Introduces New Front Mount M12 Circular Receptacles with Front Lock Nut for Harsh Manufacturing Environments at IMTS – Booth #E-4152 in the East Building

Mencom is pleased to announce new front locking nut technology for our M12 connectors. These front mount receptacles with front lock nut are designed for thread mount applications that need specific keyway orientations due to the space constraint or any other unexpected engineering situations. Mencom’s new front lock nut receptacles allow the keyway to be freely rotated to any orientation required by simply adjusting the connector and the front lock nut. When using traditional front thread mount receptacles, you have no control which direction the keyway ends up after the thread is fully engaged. This new technology can eliminate that issue.

Mencom’s front lock nut receptacles are UL listed and rated IP67 to provide reliable connectivity in harsh environments. These front locking receptacles are available in multiple pole configurations including 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12 pole. The mounting thread options are available in both PG9 and M16.

New Tool-Free Cable Entry System

Posted on June 15th, 2016

Cable Entry PlatesKADP cable entry system offers a simpler and faster assembly for inserting and sealing cables for enclosures, machines and junction boxes. Through the pre-punched membrane, standard cables with diameters from 1.5mm to 20mm can be simply pushed into the control cabinets, panels or machines, and sealing with an IP66 rating. In comparison to traditional cable glands and cord grips, the cable entry system provides 10 times faster assembly time and a higher packing density, thanks to the tight fitting entry points. In addition, it takes 50% less space than the traditional solutions, which is ideal for cabinets with limited space.
The frame of the cable entry plate is made of a robust hard plastic molded with industry grade elastomer and it provides a simple & quick tool-free installation by snapping it into a rectangular opening. The KADP series fits into a standard cutout for the size of 24-pin industrial multipole connectors (11mm x 36mm) and can be mounted in a wall with a thickness from 1.5mm to 2mm. If the thickness is greater than 2mm the cable entry plate can be attached with M5 screws.

Below are applications where KADP series can be utilized.

– Mechanical and plant engineering
– Measuring and control technology
– Drive engineering
– Mobile studio- and lighting technology
– Wind power and solar energy technology
– Electrical installation

Mencom Introduces New MINI Power Distribution Series Circular Connectors

Posted on May 16th, 2016

Power Distribution Series Circular ConnectorsMencom power distribution series provides a cost effective and time efficient plug and play solution for your industrial motor, machine and power applications. This easy to use industrial circular connectors provide a quick disconnect option for applications that demand more power. The MINI power distribution series is available in 3 pole, 4 pole and 7 pole configurations, with a full line of accessories including adapter plugs, closure caps & plugs, and integrated cable drops. A variety of tees a is also available to create the main trunk cable with quick disconnect drops to distribute power to multiple machines throughout the system.

The Mencom power distribution series is completely modular, which means the user can mix and match assorted parts on the installation. This reduces installation time and the need for specialized tools or labor that is typically used for traditional conduit or raceway installations. The result is faster, easier, and more reliable than hardwiring, and offers attractive overall cost savings for the installation.

Some common applications for the Mencom power distribution system include:

  • Automated machine tools
  • Distributed motor control
  • Material handling
  • Packaging equipment
  • Robotic systems

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Mencom Announces New MIL-Spec Industrial 5015 Equivalent Circular Connectors

Posted on April 11th, 2016

Circular MIL-Spec ConnectorsThe MIL-Spec 5015 series was originally designed for severe aeronautical and tactical service applications. Due to the rugged and versatile design, these connectors are widely used in a range of commercial and industrial applications, such as factory automation, robotics, instrumentation, medical equipment and power applications.

Because they are becoming more common place in industrial applications that need the ruggedness of the MIL-Spec design, but do not need the military specifications, Mencom has designed, and now offers an Industrial Equivalent, to the MIL-Spec 5015 connector series, in order to meet the strong demand from various industries.

Mencom MIL-Spec circular connectors include completely over-molded cord sets and pre-wired & epoxied panel mount receptacles. This plug and play design simplifies the installation for the user and eliminates the risk of incorrectly wiring the connector.
The end-user no longer has to assemble the connectors or mess around with soldering, unless they prefer our field installable version. The standard connectors are provided with the familiar North American Color Codes recognized in the industrial market, but customer specific cables and color codes are possible upon request.

Initial offerings:
• Size 10SL with 2 and 3 pin inserts
• Size 14S with 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, (different pin orientations) 4, 5, 6, & 7 pin inserts
• Size 16S with 2, 3A, 3B, 5, & 7 pin inserts
• Size 18 with 3, 4, 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D, 6, 10A & 10B pin inserts

MIL-Spec Series Insert Arrangement and 5015 Cross Reference>>

Mencom MIL-Spec circular connectors are available in 4 shell sizes in 10SL, 14S, 16S and 18, which are fully intermateable with existing 5015 style connectors.
Each shell size allows for a variety of pin counts and configurations. These connectors use threaded couplings to mate and provide IP67 protection.

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