Communications & Networking
By Alison Dunn
For additional electromagnetic protection for the transmission of sensitive data and signals, Conec has expanded its M8x1 Field Attachable connector series by adding variants with 360 degree shielding. These connectors are recommended for use in automation engineering applications e.g. in robot controls or in the packaging and printing industries. With the new variants of the M8x1 connector, cables with a conductor cross section between 0.14 and 0.5 mm” (AWG 26 to 20) can be connected by means of screw terminals. The connection technology accepts both solid or stranded cables, which can be inserted with or without wire-end ferrules. The field attachable connectors are available as female or male connector with 3 or 4 poles. The housings are designed for cables with overall diameters between 5 and 6.5 mm. The completely mated condition meets the requirements of protection class IP67.