Binder has added surface mount panel connectors to its broad-ranging series of M12 connectors. The company anticipates that these SMT connectors employed across various industry sectors comprising automation, control, sensing and instrumentation equipment. Being able to be surface mounted, they are excellent for high volume applications where automated production is employed. The connector is provided in two halves. The SMT contact carrier made from liquid crystal polymer and an optional nickel-plated brass body should the application demand.
According to the company, the connector can be reflow soldered at 250C for up to 40 seconds and can be provided with or without shielding. It is compatible with pick and place component systems and is available in tape and reel packaging.
Both male and female versions are offered with gold-plated contacts on the mating side, and gold/tin plated contacts on the solder side in four, five and eight pole formats. The M12 interface is offered with A, B and D coding.
The housings have a height of either 9mm or 13mm and guard to IP67 when mated. Current rating is 2A and 4A with voltages at 60V, 125V and 250V.