M12 circular connector in the Internet of Things: now also on the sensor/actuator level
Consistent and systematic construction and expansion of the M12 circular connector family
METZ CONNECT has expanded the modular system of PCB connectors in the M12 range to include A-coded variants in accordance with DIN EN 61076-2-101. The connectors conform to the standards and are therefore predestined for all transmissions on the sensor and actuator level.
Similar to the X- and D-coded circuit board sockets, the products are available in different forms depending on the installation situation and application. They are available as front wall and rear wall mounting, completely assembled or as a kit. For use in an industrial environment, there are variants that meet the requirements of IP67 when not plugged in, so your device is leak-proof even if no plug or protective cap is connected.
For high-volume device production and circuit board assembly according to the latest manufacturing knowledge, the circuit board inserts are also available as a variant on tape on reel with a Kapton film as an assembly aid. Standard 15 inch reels with 160 pieces per reel are used.
A big advantage of this product family is that all PCB sockets and inserts (A-, D- and X-coded) have the same height and can be used mixed on one PCB. In addition, the printed circuit board sockets have a latching mechanism that hold them securely and reliably in the housing or flange, so that additional fixing of the printed circuit board in the surrounding housing is no longer necessary. At this stage 4, 5 und 8 pole versions, A-coded are added.
At the same time, the range of connection and connection cables is being expanded to include A-coded products – in this tranche 4.5 and 8-pole versions. They are available as plugs and sockets as well as straight and angled. PUR and PVC are available as cable qualities to meet the many requirement profiles on the market.
We have placed a new configurator on the website to make it easy to select and compile your solution. Your configuration is created with just a few clicks and after completion you will immediately receive a corresponding article number as an inquiry. In addition to a wide portfolio of standard lengths of 1, 2, 5 and 10 m, there is also the option of customizing lengths between 0.2 and 100 m, from a minimum order quantity of 10 pieces.
The advantages and innovations summarized:
Leak tightness according to IP67 when not plugged in for use in an industrial environment – even without a protective cap / plug
Circuit board inserts as a variant on tape on reel with a Kapton film as an assembly aid
PCB sockets/inserts have the same overall height and can be used mixed on one PCB
The latching mechanism of the PCB sockets enables a firm hold in the housing/flange – additional fixing is not necessary