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Terminal blocks

January 3, 2011
By Mary Del

Weidmuller has introduced a new terminal block series, the WMF 2.5 (Weidmuller Multi Function), designed for DCS marshalling applications. The WMF 2.5 terminal block series features several new functions in a single profile, just five-mm wide. These new functions include feed-through, fusing and quick disconnects. The WMF 2.5 terminals incorporate advances such as an integrated shield or ground (PE) connection, and three separate jumpering channels to accommodate parallel and series jumpering. In addition to the ability to terminate each individual signal with a screw connection, the new WMF 2.5 series offers the option to use a pre-assembled cable that features Weidmuller’s pluggable BLZ connectors. The connectors can be plugged directly into the bank of terminal blocks, creating a "plug-and-play" option that reduces wiring time, the company says. Weidmuller’s new WMF 2.5 terminal block series includes clearly identified, black fuse terminals that are equipped with a robust pivoting fuse holder.

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