Provertha has released a new tamper-proof connector in the M12 style for applications in industrial automation, particularly for encoder housings exposed to high vibrations. Due to a patented press-fit section, this connector removes the disadvantages associated with screw-in connectors.
The specially slotted contour of the press-fit section enables significantly greater manufacturing tolerances and a more flexible press-fit section in the enclosure. Customers can configure the 90-degree cable outlet in their own products so the enclosures or the plug-in connections do not have to be adapted further in the final assembly of encoders or actuators.
The new connector facilitates a vibration-proof connection that is superior to screw connections, particularly in the case of high vibration. It is firmly connected to the customer's enclosure, for example, in the case of encoders. It cannot be manipulated by the end customer because – unlike screw connections – it has no width flat. The plug-in connection is exceptionally resistant to traction and ensures very high retention forces in the customer's enclosure in a compact design.
Most flange connectors on the market have a thread for standard fastening. However, it is nearly impossible to flexibly determine the coding position and, therefore, the cable outlet for 90-degree cable connectors. Until now, large special versions with a locknut system were needed for this.
The new connector, on the other hand, supports not just safe use but also the trend towards customisation. The customer can flexibly select the direction of the cable outlet and align the connector completely to the end customer's needs. The connector with a press-fit flange provides high reliability throughout mounting. The position of the coding is marked on the flange with an indentation so that the orientation can be identified when pressing in or attaching the cables. The new connector system is a safe, robust and flexible solution.