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Connecting cables

October 28, 2010
By Mary Del

Weidmuller now offers fully shielded M12 cables with a braided shield connected to the coupling nut. This design provides 360-degree protection of the connector and the cable against electromagnetic interference, and gives users fully shielded and secure signal connections, the company says. Weidmuller’s broad range of M12 fully shielded cables includes three-, four- and five-pole versions as single- and double-ended cables. These are all available with straight and right angle connectors for applications with limited clearance space. As with most Weidmuller Sensor Actuator Interface connectors and cables, the fully shielded M12 versions feature a self-securing ratchet coupling nut for secure connections in applications where shock and vibration are present. This feature helps eliminate the risk of loose connections that can cause unreliable and intermittent signal transmission. The cables feature halogen-free PUR jackets, and are rated for over two million bending cycles.

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