April 25, 2014
By Mary Del
Harting has expanded its portfolio of outdoor-ready connectors with derivatives of its Han-Yellock and Han-Eco series that offer enhanced resistance against the elements. The new Han-Eco Outdoor is made of a high-performance, fibre-reinforced thermoplastic highly resistant to environmental influence. High-quality profile and flange gaskets of fluorine rubber have been developed to give the outdoor version enhanced UV protection. The new black IP67-rated outdoor Han-Yellock uses an enclosed protected seal design. This outdoor version, available in sizes 30 and 60, features a rugged metallic finish designed to withstand such aggressive challenges as salt spray and industrial exhaust gases. The outdoor versions of Han-Eco and Han-Yellock join two other Harting connector hoods and housing lines that were created specifically for harsh environments. The black, die cast aluminum Han-M has UV-resistant seals, while the IP68/69K-rated Han HPR, widely used in external interconnections in rail and other vehicles and in other highly demanding environments and wet areas, is made of a die cast, corrosion-resistant alloy. It has fully protected enclosed standard seals with an outdoor-rated surface finish, screw-mated coupling and stainless steel locking parts.