Harting Faster wall-mounting for connectors


Fully EMC-shielded and highly robust outdoor housings can now be rear-mounted

The metal housings in the Han® EMV and Han® HPR series are now available in versions that enable contact inserts to be mounted from the rear, an option that simplifies the placement of interfaces on switch cabinet walls, increases the installation speed and lowers costs in the long term.

HARTING has produced other connector types that feature a rear-fit mounting option. Over the past two years, the Han-Eco® A and B and the Han® B and Han® M series came out with this ‘rear-fit’ installation option. Now, the option is available for the first time for the Han® EMV and Han® HPR series.


Rear-fit mounting means that contact inserts can be installed in the housing from the rear, which is particularly important for installation in cabinets in combination with prefabricated cable assemblies. Assembling both products is further accelerated by using a mounting frame. Alternatively, the modules can be inserted directly into the housing. All Han® series that feature the Rear-Fit option make it easier to install contact inserts and cut installation times.

The ‘Rear-Fit’ housings are also interoperable with earlier versions that cannot be equipped from the rear, which translates into a cost-effective, step-by-step introduction of the new housings into production.

All-new system solutions for power distribution in rail vehicles


HARTING has designed new interfaces for the power supply of trains that are optimised for a long service life and sustainability. The Han® HPR High Performance Transformer Connector (HPTC) is a transformer interface specially developed for railway customers and outdoor use. The HPTC is pluggable and connects the converter to the transformer. The new interface is available in 400, 850 and 1400 A power classes, while voltages up to 3.6 kV/4.8 kV can be transmitted. An IP degree of protection up to IP69K can also be implemented.

One key advantage of HPTC is durability; previous solutions for transformer connection involved plastic outer casings, which are not tough enough to cope with the demanding and harsh conditions on the roof of rail vehicles. The HPTC offers a completely pluggable solution with a robust housing, based on the proven HARTING High Pressure Railway (HPR) standard. This enables a significantly longer service life.

New housing for jumper cables

The Han® HPR VarioShell was specifically developed for jumper applications. The two-part enclosure achieves protection class IP69K by using a counterpressure frame, in connection with a circumferential internal seal. The enclosure cover is removable, allowing efficient assembly from both inside and outside the carriage. Plug-in connections for wagon transitions on trains are a key feature of the housing and are now easier to access. Time and effort involved in operation, service and maintenance are significantly reduced. In the event of a fault, it is possible to open the housing cover, meaning there is no need to interrupt all connections.

Han® HPR TPL: Simpler power distribution in underfloor areas

To date, power distribution systems in underfloor areas have relied on UIC 552. The different interfaces of these systems each require their own installation technology and must be stocked separately. Thanks to the Han® HPR Train Power Line (TPL) all this now becomes a great deal easier, as there is only one completely pre-assembled Y-distributor as standard interface and single poles for the pluggable connection of the cables. Consequently, the TPL offers a uniform power supply across all wagons. What’s more, it is also significantly lighter than previous solutions, being around 10 kg lighter per wagon.

opticalCON connectors ensure integrity of MediaPro International’s 15 km fiber-optic Dante™ network at Diriyah E-Prix


NEUTRIK Ryde, Isle of Wight, 15 April 2021. Connectivity for a massive Dante™ audio network, extending over some 15 kilometers of fiber-optic cable, during the 2021 Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia, relied on the robust, field tested dependability of Neutrik opticalCON DUO connectors.

The site-wide audio, video, lighting and rigging infrastructure supplied and operated by Dubai headquartered MediaPro included their entire Middle East based stock of L-Acoustics systems, and a complete redundant Dante network.

Commenting on the choice of opticalCON DUO connectors, MediaPro International Chief Operating Officer Shaam Pudaruth says, “Connectivity solutions of the quality and ruggedness of Neutrik’s opticalCON range are an essential element in providing the technological advantages of AoIP fibre optic networking solutions.”

Batten & Allen become ITSA’s latest associate member


ITSA are pleased to announce the appointment of Batten & Allen as its latest associate member.

Batten & Allen specialises in the stamping, plating and assembly of high precision parts to customers in the electronics, automotive and medical markets.

Commenting on this latest membership appointment John Biggs, ITSA Chairman stated “we are delighted to welcome to our rapidly developing association yet another high quality and well established component manufacturer whose UK manufacturing complements our vision and objectives for the association and its members” David Merchant, Batten & Allen Sales Director added, “as both a product and custom component supplier to the electronic industry for almost 50 years we at Batten and Allen are always looking for the best suited network to be involved in to help support and grow this industry in the UK. We believe we are in a period of continued new growth within the UK electronics market and a drive move production back from the East so we are very pleased to be joining ITSA as an associate member at this exciting time. With our offering of high volume, high precision stamping, plating and assembly we hope to be a key participant within the group of like-minded companies”






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