ILME Has Expanded Toolless SQUICH Technology to include 3 and 4 Pole (Size 21.21) Inserts
Posted on September 26th, 2018
ILME “SQUICH” spring terminal rectangular connectors have provided easy quick-connect solutions for a variety of industrial machinery in rugged industrial environments. With the SQUICH (already open) spring insert technology, no tool is required to terminate rigid and or flexible cables (up to 2.5mm2) to the contacts in the connector. The SQUICH inserts are up to 50% faster to wire than the conventional screw terminal connectors. These inserts provide a safe and reliable connection thanks to the robust design which will endure severe vibrations on harsh manufacturing floors. In addition, when used with the IP65 housings, they offer gastight connections that meet the needs found in hazardous and controlled production environments.
The CK series SQUICH connectors are wired on the rear top of the insert. This keeps the wires from being bent and eliminates the tedious disassembly process of the inserts from the enclosures when re-wiring is required. They will save end-users significant time on installation, reinstallation or alteration of the connectors.
A unique coding system is available to prevent incorrect coupling that may cause consequent damages and breakdown. These coding pins can be set with multiple unique configurations, so several enclosures can be mounted together without fear of mating the wrong hoods with the wrong bases. According to EN 61984, the 3 and 4 pole (size 21.21) SQUICH inserts are rated 10A, 400V. Since cables are wired from the rear top, the measuring points for multimeter probes are located next to the connections.
Mencom Redesigned MIN Size III Cordsets to Improve Connectivity and Usability
Posted on August 6th, 2018
Mencom 1 1/8” MIN size III series circular connectors have been redesigned to deliver better connectivity and stability in harsh factory environments. Since MIN style connectors, sometimes referred to as Brad Mini-Change connectors, were introduced in 1968 as a way to quick-connect limit switches and pneumatic valves in the automotive industry, the Mini-Change connectors have been utilized in a wide range of industrial applications, including but not limited to, food & beverage, automated assembly,packaging and material handling equipment to name a few.
Although the original Mencom straight MIN size III cordsets satisfied the demanding requirements of the industrial control networks and applications, Mencom has continued to improve the quality and usability of these connectors. As a result, the original connector has been redesigned to better suit rugged environments. The coupling nut has been enlarged, which not only makes the installation process easier by giving a wider knurl area for better gripping, but also provides a more stable connection.
In addition, the coupling nut material has changed from anodized aluminum to nickel plated brass. The new brass coupling nuts are corrosion, salt and weld slag resistant, and are more durable to withstand harsh conditions than the old aluminum coupling nuts. Due to brass’s high melting point (1600F-1700F), the new coupling nut is more resistant to high temperatures, making them more resistant against warping and deforming and providing a longer lifespan. For extreme chemical conditions, stainless steel coupling nuts with the oversized design are also available.
Mencom MIN Size III connectors are UL listed and rated IP67, which is suitable for harsh environments. These connectors are available in multiple pole configurations including 9, 10, 12 and 19 pole. The cables are made with PVC, PVC TC-ER or rugged PUR jacket material with many standard shelf lengths. An optional male threaded coupling nut for the male cordset is also available.
Mencom Introduces Tight but Flexible Modular KADL Cable Entry System at IMTS 2018 – Booth # 134752 in IAMD USA – East Building, Level 3
The KADL Cable Entry System provides an easy to use, highly flexible, economical way to maintain enclosure integrity while still using pre-terminated cables and connectors. This KADL cable entry system allows for the insertion and sealing of pre-assembled cables with connectors into enclosures, machines and control cabinets. They can easily be expanded and adjusted, thanks to its unique modular design, providing high flexibility for various applications.
The modular structure allows a step-by-step, one click installation, and can accommodate from as little as 1 to as many as 25 cables into a housing wall. With only 18 grommets, a clamping range of 3mm to 32.5mm can be achieved. The grommets are ordered separately as accessories depending on various application requirements. No mounting screws are necessary when the thickness of the wall is between 1.5mm and 2.0mm. If the thickness is greater than 2mm the cable entry plate can be simply attached with screws.
The KADL frame is made of a robust Polyamide and provides IP65 rating when the installation is completed.
Below are some applications where KADL 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
Infographic: Industrial Ethernet and Serial Connectivity Solutions
Posted on June 12th, 2018
Mencom provides extensive industrial network solutions such as managed switches, unmanaged switches, gigabit ethernet switches, PoE switches, wireless switches, IEC 61850/EN50155 certified switches with easy configuration and enhanced security features. Mencom also offers reliable and secure serial and device connectivity solutions with superior quality and cost-effective value for demanding industrial applications. Browse⯈⯈
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