HARTING to showcase modular solutions at Smart Factory Expo 2020

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HARTING will be discussing their range of innovative connectivity solutions at the online Smart Factory Expo from the 9th to the 13th November 2020.

Their product and market specialists will be on hand to discuss the benefits of modularisation in the modern smart factory, including adaptable production methods, reduced maintenance downtimes and shortened set up times.

HARTING are renowned for their modular solutions, which improve flexibility and allow users to perform non-disruptive maintenance. The Han-Modular® range enables you to produce a bespoke connector by combining individual modules for different transmission media, such as signals, data and power. You can even use the innovative Han® Configurator tool to quickly design interfaces for your specific applications.

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, there will be areas dedicated to robust and space-saving solutions for fast Ethernet, device connectivity and industrial cabling. The ix Industrial® is a compact interface that delivers Cat. 6A performance for 1/10Gbit/s Ethernet. The ix complies with IEC 61076-3-124 and conforms to the shock and vibration resistance levels set out in EN 50155 railway specifications, making it the perfect solution for a range of markets.

There will also be information about Single Pair Ethernet (SPE), one of the technological cornerstones that will shape the success of the IIoT. The factory of the future will require high data streams and the industrial sector needs connectivity solutions which adapt themselves to increasingly growing demands.

SPE, delivered via HARTING’s T1 Industrial connector, allows equipment to connect via end-to-end IP-based communications right up into the field level. The T1 Industrial supplies both data and power via Power over Data Line (PoDL) across a single pair of wires in an IEC 63171-6 industrial interface, bringing Ethernet from the cloud to every sensor and enabling Industry 4.0.

Space-saving and weight reduction benefits achieved by the move to a single pair of wires mean the compact T1 can be easily incorporated into smaller products and Ethernet interfaces can be designed onto simple sensors, cameras, reading/ID devices or similar miniaturised equipment.

In addition, you can learn more about HARTING Customised Solutions, which combines market-leading products and expertise to develop components tailored to specific requirements. They work closely with customers to plan, design, test and produce a wide range of bespoke products such as cable assemblies, hoods, housings and cabling from their manufacturing facility in Northampton.

To learn more about our products and solutions and register for your FREE ticket to Smart Factory Expo, please visit: https://www.harting.com/UK/en-gb/smart-factory-expo . We look forward to meeting you and discussing your requirements at Smart Factory Expo.

New “SLIMS” Narrow FeedThrough Connectors from Cliff Save Panel Space

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Cliff Electronics leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors and test equipment, announce the introduction of their new SLIMS FeedThrough Connector range. Offering a more compact alternative to their very popular 26mm wide XLR form factor product range, the new SLIMS connectors are just 19mm wide allowing up to 20 to be mounted in a 1U, 19” rack panel, rather than just 16 of the existing XLR design with cut out dimensions of 17.15mm (0.675in) x 22.86mm (0.9in) with mounting hole centres of 29mm.

 

The narrow form factor is widely used by audio, broadcast and communications manufacturers in the USA and becoming more popular in the UK and rest of Europe for increasing panel density and for products being exported to North America.

 

Designed and manufactured in the UK the first SLIMS versions to be made available are the widely used data connector types RJ45, HDMI and USB 2 and 3. Mounted in a black plastic shell the new SLIMS connectors may be mounted to the front or rear of control panels, have assembly options of 3.2mm plain holes, countersunk holes or 2.5mm plain self-tap holes. The mounting holes are on the central vertical axis of the connector.

 

Cliff’s FeedThrough connectors allow standard, off the shelf, connecting cables to be used for internal connectivity, simplifying and speeding up system assembly and facilitating easy repurposing of equipment.

 

Leaders in the design and manufacture of FeedThrough connectors, Cliff’s wide range of XLR form factor types allows designers to integrate audio, video, digital, optical, networking and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast (studio and mobile), lighting, audio, medical diagnostic and treatment equipment, PoE and industrial applications, instrumentation and control connectivity.

 

The most popular connectors in Cliff’s FeedThrough range are CAT 5e RJ45, CAT 5e Shielded RJ45, CAT 6 RJ45, CAT 6 Shielded RJ45, HDMI Female – Female, USB 3.0 A-A, USB 2.0 B-A and USB 2.0 A-A. All widely used in data and audio-visual applications.

 

“North America is the largest market for audio, broadcast and entertainment systems and has many data and industrial control system manufacturers.” Says John Hall, Managing Director of Cliff Electronics.” Our new SLIMS FeedThrough connectors will not only grow our component sales in the USA but will also be welcomed by other system builders selling their products there.”

 

The complete range of standard and FeedThrough connectors available from Cliff may be found on their website at https://www.cliffuk.co.uk/products/feedthrough/index.htm and are available from major international distributors.

 

For more information call +44 (0)1737 771375, email end_of_the_skype_highlightingsales@CliffUK.co.uk or visit Cliffuk.co.uk

HARTING discuss latest industrial technologies in new webinar series

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Following the success of the first Experts Camp back in May, HARTING have organised a second series of webinars to discuss the latest in industry innovations and connection technology. Below you’ll find more details of the topics HARTING’s specialists will present, including cutting-edge products, time-saving solutions and technologies for designing the future.

Modularity in Production looks at the benefits of modularisation and some of the methods used by manufacturers to achieve new levels of flexibility, including the ability to change production modules without disrupting other processes. HARTING will also present their innovative Han-Modular® connectivity solutions, which enable manufacturers to modularise their facilities and unlock economic and time saving benefits, including adaptable production methods, reduced maintenance downtimes and shortened set up times.

There are two webinars focused on Innovations in PCB Connectivity, where experts in printed circuit board design will showcase ground-breaking new products and concepts that will take PCB connectivity into the future. The first, Cutting Edge Board Solutions for Industry 4.0, will focus on miniaturised, bespoke solutions and the requirements of Industry 4.0 for printed circuit boards. The second, Board to Board Day, will highlight the new har-modular® range and present updates on the har-flex® family.

HARTING’s expertise in connector technology will come under focus with the Small Universal Connectors webinar, which looks at the Han® 1A series and the advantages of its modular system including flexibility, shortened installation times and reduced inventory. There will also be an examination of High-Quality Product Data and how it can improve efficiencies. HARTING is helping customers access product data via the relevant formats with the aim of providing complete connector configurations.

Finally, there will be an expansion of the popular Industrial Ethernet Trendsseries, which will cast a spotlight on Single Pair Ethernet (SPE), a ground-breaking new communication technology. The dedicated Single Pair Ethernet Day on December 2nd will consist of two sessions which will cover seamless connections between sensors and IIoT platforms and look at the entire SPE ecosystem.

To view the full range of on-demand and upcoming live webinars, please visit www.harting.com/UK/en-gb/web-seminar .

NCC Connectors suit applications with restricted space and offer high protection levels when connected and disconnected

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The Series 670 NCC Subminiature Connectors expand the binder product range with a system for applications with restricted space.

The newly developed products target the growing need for suitable, reliable circular connectors in many applications including lighting and test and measurement instrumentation. The Series 670 are 5-pin subminiature connectors with a bayonet closure and a cable bushing from 3.5 to 5.0mm. The flange-type socket is provided with soldered and dip-soldered contacts. A key feature of these connectors is that the contacts are completely protected against water, dirt and penetration by foreign objects when not connected. The NCC (Not Connected Closed) connectors use a spring cover to protect the contacts even when disconnected.

Permanent Protection
With the NCC system, the Series 670 achieves protection to IP 54 when not connected. When the subminiature connector is connected, the level of protection increases to IP 67. The core function of the NCC feature from binder keeps the contacts free from environmental effects and is also distinguished by its high durability. Sascha Döbel, product manager at binder, explains, “Our NCC subminiature connectors are designed for more than 1000 mating cycles. With this flexibility and long life combined with the additional characteristics of the Series 670, we put the focus on the increasing demands of a growing group of users.”

Compact Profile
Users with applications that demand frequent mating and demating will appreciate Series 670 subminiature connectors as will those users who need connectors with a compact profile for applications with the restricted space.

Strong Resistance
In addition to the key feature of environmental protection, the Series 670 plastic socket impresses with its high resistance to vibration and shock loads. The product is also particularly resistant to heat and cold with an operating temperature range from -25°C to +85°C. binder has made available connector housings in different colours which is ideal for those applications where identification and organization is important.