TE Connectivity Enhances its M8/M12 Connector Portfolio

DARMSTADT, Germany --- TE Connectivity(TE) is adding shielded M8 connectors in three and four positions to its expanding portfolio of M8/M12 connectors for industrial automation and control applications. Technical and commercial support for the entire package is also being enhanced.

The easy-to-install M8/M12 connector system offers design engineers a reliable and complete solution for various applications to decrease downtime in industrial environments. It provides users with an interface that supports increasing bandwidth needs, and meets the requirements for data transmission speeds of up to 10 Gb/s.

TE also offers shielded and unshielded signal and data cable assembly variants. Data cables are available with category performance up to Cat6A. A predefined offering in length of 1, 3, 5 and 10 meters covers a vast range of customer needs on the market, he says. For rewiring on site, a range of field serviceable connectors are provided, allowing versatile systems to be quickly and easily established. Additional styles are available on request, including alternative mounting arrangements for panel mount connectors and double-ended cable assemblies.

To meet the growing needs for sensor connections in industrial machinery and factory automation, TE’s M8/M12 portfolio extends across A-, B-, D-, S-, T- and X-coded versions, all of which can now be ordered direct in quantities as low as 100 units or in smaller volumes through our channel partners.

The solution includes PCB headers, cable assemblies and I/O boxes, which are ideal for many harsh indoor and outdoor environments, including automobile, machine tools, factory automation machines and robotic applications.

The complete range of connectors and assemblies can be reviewed in a new online product catalog that simplifies the task of finding the right part number. The catalog is available for free download from TE’s new M8/M12 website at www.te.com/m8m12

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