Mencom Corporation Offers Junction Blocks to Simplify Connections in the Automation Industry
Posted on January 10th, 2017
The industrial automation world is constantly searching for ways to increase installation reliability, speed up the installation process, and reduce downtime. Junction blocks often referred as terminal blocks and distribution blocks provide a simple and effective way through consolidating connections from various types of control systems and sensors that have many I/O points.
Mencom Junction Blocks offer a wide range of circuit configurations in 7/8-16 MINI series, M12 & ½-20 Micro series, M8 Nano series, and DeviceNet Series. They feature a homerun connector (cable, cable with connector, receptacle, or field wireable) which easily routes signals from multiple inputs back to the main control system. This significantly reduces potential errors associated with wiring, rewiring and I/O replacement. Furthermore, both cost and downtime are also minimized.
The port configuration varies by the series with a choice of one or two signal per port.
The 7/8-16 MINI series is available in 4, 6, and 8 port configurations with an optional stainless steel housing.
The Micro Series and DeviceNet are available in 4 to 12 ports with and without LED indication.
The M8 Nano series is available in 4 to 8 ports with and without LED indication
Mencom Junction Blocks are IP67 rated for a wet environment, and designed to endure high-impact and vibration so that a reliable connection is consistently provided on the harsh manufacturing floor. Mencom also offers custom solutions from small changes to complex terminations to meet the various needs of control systems in the automation industry.
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New T-Type Hygienic Series of the Rectangular Connectors for Harsh Food Manufacturing Environments
Posted on December 13th, 2016
When it comes to food & beverage manufacturing and processing; a safe, reliable and high-quality connection is essential to comply with the rigid regulations in the food industry. Since the connectors can come into contact with food products, the material of connectors is an important factor to avoid possible food contamination.
Mencom’s T-Type Hygienic rectangular connectors are designed for installation on the food industry machines and systems. By using a unique molding technology, these enclosures have achieved a structurally solid and robust construction needed in the food industry. The food safe and self-extinguishing thermoplastic material is easily cleanable and resistant to the cleaning and sanitizing agents commonly used in food processing factories. The enclosures are certified by Ecolab Technical Application Service and satisfy the stringent requirements in the industry.
There are two series available in the Hygienic enclosures, T-Type/H and T-Type/C. T-Type/H is designed for production lines applications and features the HNBR rubber sealing gasket that has excellent resistance to both chemicals and animal/vegetable fats. T-Type/C is designed for low-temperature applications, and the sealing gasket is made of silicone rubber that is not only resistant to chemical agents and fats, but also low-temperature resistant as low as -50°C.
The Hygienic enclosure series is IP66 and IP69 rated to withstand rigorous high-pressure, high-temperature washdown procedures. The hood cable entries for smaller sized housing (44.27 and 57.27) are available in M25 and M32, and those of larger sized housing (77.27 and 104.27) are available in M32 and M40.
Large modular enclosures will provide you the space you have always wanted
Posted on November 18th, 2016
Mencom is proud to announce new rectangular hoods that will meet the demanding requirements of the wiring market. The new hoods named BIG Series, feature larger dimensions than the standard hoods, provide additional space, and accommodate larger sizes of cables and additional entry holes. The size of the new enclosures is 23mm wider and up to 34mm higher than the current enclosures. Despite the larger sizes, the BIG hoods are still fully compatible with the existing rectangular connectors and accessories.
The hood compartment is designed with an upper and lower half connected by 4 screws with o-rings, providing easy access during assembly. This feature provides up to three times more space compared to the standard hoods. Big enclosures enable the connection of push button selectors, switches and signaling lamps after the necessary holes have been drilled. For example, it is possible to enable power supplies or signaling circuits even after the connector has been coupled.
The hood entry is available in one or more top & side entries and a closed enclosure that can be drilled. The hoods with size 44.27 fit only with the single lever. The larger size hoods fit bases with two levers. The BIG series is IP66 rated after the hood has been coupled with appropriate rectangular base and cable glands.
Panel Interface Connectors – Infographic
Posted on October 14th, 2016
By using a Panel Interface Connector to communicate with a PLC inside the cabinet, you can eliminate downtime and prevent the risk of Arc Flash & other safety concerns while saving significant time and money. Mencom PICs are rated IP65/66 (NEMA 4, 4X, 12) so they can reduce potential risks of the enclosure being exposed to any unwanted substances in harsh environments.
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New Mencom Product Catalog Provides Complete Resource Guide for Industrial Connection Products
Posted on September 29th, 2016
Mencom is pleased to announce the publication of a brand new product catalog with a fresh new look and design, featuring over 5000 items on 672-page.
The new catalog is now available in multiple formats; an interactive & easy-to-navigate digital catalog for online browsing, a downloadable PDF and the printed version.
– Digital Version: This desktop and mobile-friendly catalog provides a great usability and ease-of-use for customers to look up parts and information they need by displaying full-color photos, product drawings and specifications.
– PDF Version: The downloadable PDF versions are available in its entirety or by individual product category.
– Printed Version: The printed version is available upon request.
Mencom Corporation, the industry leader in industrial connectors and the North American Master Importer for ILME rectangular connectors, provides high-quality, cost-effective solutions that meet industrial electrical connector requirements. Their highly trained staff of experts utilize decades of electrical and electronic industry-related experience to develop the highest quality products available. In addition, this vast expertise allows them to assist OEM customers in selecting the best products to meet their unique connection requirements. This ensures customers receive the most cost-effective solution possible, plus one that requires minimal installation time, reducing the customer’s total installed costs. Mencom offers a complete line of custom-made and off-the-shelf electrical connectors.
IMTS 2016 is Just Around the Corner
Posted on September 7th, 2016
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!
Booth E-4152 on the floor map>>