Harting Han® 1A rectangular connectors as a new Ethernet interface

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Fast and secure data transmission supports miniaturisation in machine building and automation.

Ethernet-based data networks have become indispensable in the industrial arena. Ethernet networks are connecting sensors, machinery, control systems, computers and data centres. HARTING is now also offering expedient interfaces in the form of its Han® 1A series of miniaturised industrial connectors.

The series features two new inserts to facilitate fast and secure data transmission. A D-coded version can provide end devices with up to 100 Mbit/s Cat 5 Fast Ethernet, thereby facilitating Profinet-based communication. The second, X-coded version can provide end devices with up to 10 Gbit/s, Cat 6A connections – High-Speed Ethernet. This performance is required, for example, by applications involving live camera systems. Both data versions feature complete shielding and are fitted with crimp contacts.

The Han® 1A series impresses with compact, lightweight and highly versatile connectors in a rectangular plastic housing. It is particularly well suited to connecting decentralised devices, promoting modular system design and supporting miniaturisation in machine building automation. Han® 1A solutions require up to 30% less space by comparison with the next-smallest rectangular connectors in the current HARTING portfolio.

With the introduction of these new plug-in data connectors, the series is now offering solutions spanning all three lifelines in automation technology – data, signal and power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Han® 1A offering a wealth of benefits:

  • A connector for all three lifelines of industry.
  • Modular system: all data insert attachments and accessories can be used for power and signal versions. In this respect, the series follows the principle of a small number of components facilitating a wide range of different versions, thereby reducing storage costs.
  • Han® 1A features fast, simple and secure locking systems: a snap-in latch or a locking lever.
  • Compared to circular connectors with metal housings, the high-performance plastic in the Han® 1A series also delivers the benefits of lower weight.
  • Virtually unlimited applications: in shielded (e.g. control cabinets) and unshielded industrial settings. IP20 and IP65 solutions can be configured as desired.
  • The Han® 1A series is also ideal for the rail sector; the series meets the requirements for R22 (interior) / R23 (exterior) in accordance with EN 45545-2 as well as shock and vibration resistance requirements as stipulated by EN 61373, Cat. 2.

Rugged circular connectors handle harsh conditions

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binder, one of the industry and technology leaders in the field of industrial circular connectors, has expanded its Harsh Environment Connector (HEC) series 696 with some important models. The previous product range is supplemented by flange and cable variants with built-in protective conduit adaptation.

The integrated sealing function of the protective conduit screw connection allows cables and individual conductors routed in a suitable corrugated tube to be reliably protected against external effects to IP67. Once locked on both the plug and the receptacle sides in a manner typical for HEC, the connector achieves the degree of protection IP69K.

Applications include all types of outdoor electronic systems, mobile factory technology and sectors such as agriculture and construction where the use of high-pressure cleaners is common. Additional areas of application are traffic guidance systems, process engineering systems, water treatment and recycling plants.

Depending on the version, Series 696 power connectors with a fast-locking bayonet design are approved for a rated voltage of up to 600 V and an operating current of 32 A. Crimp contacts are used to ensure a secure, vibration-proof connection. The products are available in cable or flange versions with 5 (4+PE), 8 (4+3+PE) or 12 power or signal crimp contacts.

In addition to the broad connection cross-section of 0.14 mm2 to 6 mm2 – accessories are available to provide maximum application flexibility. Here, individual conductor sealing sets and protective caps are supplemented by a new protective conduit screw connection that is also available for retrofit.

These HEC connectors were developed by binder using materials that resist UV light and corrosive salt spray and that allow more than 1000 mating cycles at temperatures from -40 °C to +100 °C. In addition, the HEC Series 696 connectors are approved by both the VDE and the UL.

Han® S: Reliable connections for modular energy storage systems

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New series features housings accommodating a heavy-current contact up to 200 A
HARTING is now offering the Han® S, the first ever large-scale special connector for battery storage modules. The new series meets the technical requirements set down in the latest standards for stationary energy storage systems (including UL 4128) and offers users optimal reliability for connected units. The series features housings with space for a heavy-current contact up to 200 A.
The contacts are mounted in a housing, which is freely pivotable. The locking system engages intuitively. The use of red for plus and black for minus, combined with the mechanical coding system, means that the interfaces cannot be confused. Han® S thereby facilitates fast and reliable mating for energy storage modules and helps to process high numbers of connections. Alternatively, the new series can also be installed as part of a control line (BUS system) for the battery management system. It features special contacts in the housing to support this.
Interfaces in modular energy storage systems are subject to special requirements. For instance, the wiring for lithium-ion batteries requires compact plug connections that do not heat their surroundings even when transmitting high currents. The connector housing must move as freely as possible to serve storage units effectively in terms of enhancing performance and efficient cooling.
The Han® S series combines straight attachment housings with angled ‘sleeves’ that have integrated pivotable protective elements for the contacts. This combination can be rotated 360°, a key feature given the very limited space between the door opening and energy storage modules in a storage cabinet. This results in flexible connectors with high current load capacity, enabling the integration of the maximum number of storage components in the available space.