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Industry Focus: Data, General Manufacturing, Power Distribution & Energy
Product Type: Connctors/Cables/Terminal Blocks


Using an L32 B connector allows users to replace two size 16 B interfaces -- saving over 40% of installation space. This makes it possible to transmit power, signals and data with fewer interfaces and fewer components. It also cuts the time required to assemble interfaces. The resulting lower weight also benefits a number of other applications, e.g. in robotics. The solution not only saves space, it also makes a contribution to lower consumption - and thus stands for sustainable product design.




Brand: Phoenix Contact
Industry Focus: Industrial
Product Type: Connctors/Cables/Terminal Blocks


Phoenix Contact’s family of 6-mm thin analog signal conditioners now has IECEx approval for use in Zone 2 areas. With this newest approval, the MINI Analog Pro family has the necessary Ex approvals for global use: ATEX, IECEx, and UL Class I, Division 2. Other approvals and certifications include CE, EAC, and DNV-GL. All MINI Analog Pro signal conditioners come in a pluggable housing with integrated current loop test points.






The metal housings in the Han EMV and Han HPR series are now also available in versions that enable contact inserts to be mounted from the rear -- an option that simplifies the placement of interfaces on switch cabinet walls and increases the installation speed and thus lowers costs in the long term. HARTING has produced other connector types that feature a rear-fit mounting option.




Brand: Molex
Industry Focus: Data, Healthcare
Product Type: Connctors/Cables/Terminal Blocks


Whether you’re designing an RF Cable Assembly for smaller spaces, high-vibration environments or another challenging application, Molex has the expertise to develop high-quality, custom cable assemblies that ensure reliability and performance. Molex RF connector designs can accommodate standard RG braided cables, micro coax, semi-rigid cable, vendor-specific custom cables, LMR types and hand conformable cable assemblies.




Industry Focus: Power Distribution & Energy
Product Type: Connctors/Cables/Terminal Blocks


Energy efficiency is a topic that HARTING is concerned with and for which the technology group offers specific solutions: With its Han S, HARTING has developed a series of connectors that enable customers to build energy storage systems on the basis of battery modules. The Han S is also the first HARTING-developed connector specifically designed for front-mounting energy storage systems.




Brand: Balluff
Industry Focus: Automotive, General Manufacturing
Product Type: Connctors/Cables/Terminal Blocks


Outstanding performance, low costs, flexible topology and easy handling: these are the advantages of the industrial Ethernet technology, EtherCAT. EtherCAT provides full flexibility: a free topology selection, the possibility of connecting and disconnecting devices and segments during operation, and the performance redundancy of the ring topology. EtherCAT is suitable for both centralized and decentralized architectures, supports Master/Slave, Master/Master, and Slave/Slave communication.




Brand: binder
Industry Focus: Automotive, Industrial
Product Type: Connctors/Cables/Terminal Blocks


Industry knowledge and experience in industrial circular connectors are both recognized hallmarks of binder. The company operates in many fields of application thanks to its comprehensive range of products the latest of which is a molded M8 circular connector. Part of the 718 Series, the new connector provides high reliability under advanced requirements – even for customized specifications – with a new type of shielding concept.




Brand: TE Connectivity
Industry Focus: General Manufacturing, Power Distribution & Energy
Product Type: Connctors/Cables/Terminal Blocks


TE Connectivity has launched its Raychem smart RSTI-VS separable connector with voltage sensor, which can be used for grid monitoring and advanced earth fault and short circuit detection in IEC markets. Together with grid monitoring devices such as Kries’ IKI-50, distribution network operators can deploy condition monitoring, advanced fault detection and failure prediction in their networks.




Brand: Weidmuller
Industry Focus: Data, General Manufacturing
Product Type: Connctors/Cables/Terminal Blocks


The new RockStar ModuPlug terminal block modules with PUSH IN connection technology re-invents control cabinet wiring. The innovative terminal solution in the connector frees up space in the cabinet and reduces the time needed for installation. Using the individual modules, combine all the necessary functions for power, signal, data and pneumatics transmission in a single interface.




Brand: Weidmuller
Industry Focus: General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Connctors/Cables/Terminal Blocks


In expanding their commitment to providing standard duty connections, Weidmuller was recently proud to announce the addition of a new color-coded Power Distribution Block series to their already impressive selection of IP 20 feed-through terminals. These DIN rail/direct mountable blocks are intended for distributing main power sources for low voltage (600V AC/DC, 30-310A) applications, utilizing large wire sizes, and of course, maintaining finger-safe connections.





Editor's Pick: Featured Product News


Data Centre and Plant Managers working in small and mid-sized businesses often find themselves searching their buildings for unused space to house the company’s IT and other enclosures.

Mailrooms, empty offices, janitors’ closets…all have been repurposed into data closets holding one to a few racks. This approach may be the right choice in terms of square footage needed, but when it comes to proper climate conditions for sensitive IT equipment, it could not be more wrong. At best, these spaces are cooled using only the building’s AC system. At worst? An open window.

A building’s existing air conditioning system (or combined heat and air conditioning system) is designed to create comfortable environments for employees – the reason they are sometimes referred to as “comfort systems.” When IT racks need to be placed somewhere on site, it’s thought that “any old room” will do because AC ductwork usually terminates in these spaces. However, the reality is that even if you were to add ducts to supplement the building’s AC, relying on a system designed for humans is not a good solution for IT equipment.

Server rooms need more targeted cooling to keep the temperature within a specific range and prevent the servers from overheating. According to ASHRAE (the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers), the appropriate temperature range for server rooms is between 64.4 and 80.6 Fahrenheit. This requires a discrete cooling solution capable of monitoring and managing the temperature of both the equipment and the room. The same cooling system must also be capable of regulating humidity within the precise margins required by sensitive equipment. Finally, building HVAC will not provide sufficient airflow volume for heat removal from installed appliances; the CFM requirements for comfort cooling are significantly lower than airflow required to remove heat from the IT devices.

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