M12 Receptacle Connectors

New M12 receptacle connectors from Lumberg Automation Integrated shielding ensures high functional reliability.

New M12 receptacle connectors from Belden's Lumberg Automation™ product range can be used to connect control units to ProfiNet/Profibus networks via bus modules as well as to transmit analog data at field level.

Integrated shielding between devices delivers a high level of functional reliability.

The receptacle connectors are available with assembled control cables or with printed contacts for PCB mounting. In the printed contact versions, the integrated shielding ensures optimum flexibility for shield continuity. With the assembled connectors, and depending on the port assignment of the control units, a diagnostics interface can be implemented outside the switch cabinet using an Ethernet connection.

This practically eliminates the disruptions resulting from repair or maintenance work. These receptacle connectors are simple to install thanks to standardized M12 connection technology and color-coded bus connections. Additional features include industrial protection class IP67, high shock and vibration resistance, and a wide temperature range of -30° to +80° C. They enable highly-available data communication solutions in areas such as mechanical and plant engineering, material handling or public transport.

Versions with assembled control cables are intended for rear mounting.

Product manager Joachim Kiera said the new Lumberg Automation M12 receptacle connectors offer a high level of functional reliability combined with excellent flexibility.

"This is due to the integrated shielding concept and the wide range of connection options. These receptacle connectors can therefore be used to create cost-effective solutions in a wide range of different automation scenarios."

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December'15/January 2016