Enabling more complex signals
Published: 11 December 2011 - Joe Bush
Binder has recently introduced a male panel mount version of its range of 12-pole M12 connectors. Historically the M12 connector was restricted to simple digital switching functions. However, Binder recently added a 12-pole to its 4-, 5- and 8- pole M12 range in response to the demand from the automation industry for more complex signals requiring an increasing number of contacts.
The new version encompasses PG9 or M16 threads, is available in rear or front mounting and is rated to IP68 when mated. The rear of the connector is potted and has 200mm wires or dip-solder contacts and is secured to the panel with a locking nut or with a square flange.
With nickel plated die-cast zinc housing and gold plated brass contacts, the new panel mount connector is well suited for all types of drives, controls, sensors and automation equipment.