Small-sized M5 angled panel mount connectors

06-07-2023 | Binder | Industrial

binder now offers compact angled panel mount parts in M5 size. The three- or four-pin connectors of the 707 series are equipped with dip solder contacts for PCB mounting, and screw locking ensures the reliability of the connection. Mated and locked, the interface provides a protection degree of IP68.

Within the expanding markets for UAVs and collaborative robots, machine vision cameras, and linear encoders, the need for compact interfaces for signal transmission is continuously growing. In these and related application areas, highly specialised and individually tailored systems are being engineered on the one hand. On the other, maximum reliability is a core aspect of engineering here. Customer demands upon the electromechanical interconnects, therefore, primarily address flexibility and robustness in use and consistently high component quality. The particularly space-saving M5 design with screw locking provides an extremely reliable connectivity solution. The components within the series are now available as angled panel mount variants.

The M5 angled panel mount parts are equipped with slightly splayed positioning pins. Hardly visible to the naked eye, these ensure the best possible protection against twisting on the PCB even before the contacts are soldered. Another advantage is the deeper O-ring that seals the interface against the housing. When the panel mount parts are connected, the O-ring is pressed against the housing as far as the stop, thus optimising the sealing effect. Destruction of the seal by overtightening is impossible. The M5 angled panel mount parts measure only 7.5mm in width. This is less than the usual connector dimensions, facilitating use in confined spaces.

Guido Werner, product manager at binder for a decade, is convinced by the potential of the small circular connector design: "We have already registered numerous attempts by Asian manufacturers to replicate these connectors. However, apart from the benefit of lower costs, our customers realise once and again in practical use that 'Made in Germany' still plays in a different league." Some customers, Werner reports, have had their experience but have returned and are now convinced not to compromise on quality and reliability – even for a small connector.

The series angled flange connectors are rated to 60V and 1A and withstand impulse voltages of up to 1.5kV. The brass contacts are plated in gold. The housing and the screw-locking threaded ring are brass; the contact body is made of Liquid Crystal Polymer. In accordance with the IP68 protection degree, the interface is protected against dust and permanent immersion (1.8 bar for 24 hours) in water. Designed for operating temperatures between -25C and +85C, it achieves a mechanical lifespan of more than 100 mating cycles.

Fields of application include automation technology, metrology and controls, sensor technology, machine vision, and robotics.


By Seb Springall