Machine Manufacturing

Belden Extends Connectors Portfolio

April 11, 2013

The new molded M12 right-angle connectors in Belden’s Lumberg Automation brand have 360° shielding, which promises reliable transmission of analog and digital data, even in environments with strong electromagnetic fields.

ST. LOUIS /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has extended its Lumberg Automation product program in the Americas region to include new molded M12 male and female right-angle connectors with 360° shielding. These connectors permit the reliable transmission of analog and digital data, even in environments with strong electromagnetic (EMC) fields. The connectors are available as either single-ended or double-ended cord sets for actuators/sensors, Profibus and Ethernet cables, and connection cables. The angular design of the connectors facilitates quick installations, even where space is at a premium.

Product features include an operating temperature range of –25°C to 85°C, high shock and vibration resistance, and IP67, IP68, and IP69K rating approvals. Capable of withstanding high-pressure/steam-jet cleaning, the male and female connectors can be used even in the harshest environmental conditions. Already including straight connectors with 360° shielding, the Lumberg Automation program can now provide an ideal M12 connection cable for actuators/sensors, passive distributors, or PROFIBUS/Ethernet modules in almost any installation scenario.

For these new 360° shielded connectors, actuator/sensor connection cables can be obtained with four, five, or eight poles. Depending on the version, the rated voltage is 30, 60, or 240 V AC/DC, and the rated current is 4 or 8 A. Insulation resistance is >109 Ω for all versions. The connectors for PROFIBUS and Ethernet cord sets and connection cables are B or D coded, and have a rated current of 4 A and a rated voltage of 60 or 240 V AC/DC.

The molded body and housing are made of thermoplastic polyurethane. The insert is either of the same material (PROFIBUS cord sets) or polybutylene terephthalate. The contacts are gold plated. The molded cables, made of PUR or PVC, are available in lengths of 2, 5, 10, and 15 m. Other lengths are available on request.

According to Lumberg Automation Product Manager Hiyam Wakeem, Product Manager for Lumberg Automation, "For restricted space applications, these new right-angle connectors provide an efficient solution. The cables also stand up to the harshest environmental conditions with their patented shielding solution, especially in EMC sensitive areas."

For more information on Lumberg Automation M12 Right-Angle Connectors with 360° shielding, download the product bulletin.

About Lumberg Automation
Lumberg Automation products are designed for dependable signal transmission, even in harsh industrial environments. Since the early 1980s, industrial automation customers have trusted the Lumberg Automation brand to deliver the quality connectors and wiring components necessary for maximum reliability of their dynamic automation technologies. Lumberg Automation products have outstanding compact design, chemical resistance, and high mechanical and electrical loading capacity. From single- and double-ended cordsets to centralized or decentralized field bus components, the Lumberg Automation brand offers reliable solutions.

About Belden
St. Louis-based Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets cable, connectivity, and networking products in markets including industrial automation, enterprise, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer electronics. It has approximately 6800 employees and provides value for industrial automation, enterprise, education, healthcare, entertainment and broadcast, sound and security, transportation, infrastructure, consumer electronics, and other industries. Belden has manufacturing capabilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia and a market presence in nearly every region of the world. Belden was founded in 1902, and today is a leader with some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry.

Belden, Belden Sending All The Right Signals, and the Belden logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Belden Inc. or its affiliated companies in the U.States and other jurisdictions. Belden and other parties may also have trademark rights in other terms used herein.

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