Harting KGaA (Germany) - Molded cable connections are attractive due to their suitability for deployment in rugged environments in industrial applications. Within the context of increased flexibility, there is growing interest in leveraging the benefits of molded solutions, while still being able to respond to individual requirements. The M12 "Press and Go" is ideally suited to this task.
Flexibility and safe utilization in harsh environments are not contradictory, as demonstrated by HARTING Technology Group using the example of its M12 cable assemblies. In the industrial environment, so-called overmolded solutions for cable assemblies are used and accepted worldwide. This proven technology is attractive as long as the same types of cables are processed in large quantities. Their cost is lower than that of bolted solutions, and they also demonstrate better performance in demanding and harsh environments.
The markets, however, tend to opt for different types of cables. For overmolding, this means repeatedly adjusting the tool used. In addition, many customers rely on their own cable specifications and consequently on their own cables. Last but not least, widely differing types of cables are deployed in similar application environments during set-up. As a result, increasing focus is on short-term project requirements.
HARTING has risen to this challenge and developed a customer-oriented, flexible, safe and widely deployable connection technology that approximates the benefits of overmolded solutions. Here, efficiency and flexibility are at the forefront.
While the solution chosen by HARTING draws on the elements already available from the M12 Slim Design, the big difference is that no more tightening is needed. Instead, a cap is pressed on - and it's ready. In a word: just Press + Go!
This HARTING innovation offers a non-detachable, custom cable assembly that can be deployed quickly and economically. The mechanical and electrical properties are equivalent to the overmolded solution. Another advantage is that all cables can be used in a diameter range of 4.5 to 8.8mm, and tool adjustments are not required. The technology is distinguished by its quick time-to-market and flexibility with regard to cables customized to customer requirements.