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Harting debuts Han Pneumatic Module Metal

July 5, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Jul. 5, 2017 – With robust metal contacts that can be plugged and unplugged at least 10,000 times, Harting says its new Han Pneumatic Module Metal presents a “significant cost- and space-saving opportunity to use connectors to streamline flexible production processes with high mating cycles.”

The Han Pneumatic Module Metal claims to withstand pressure up to 10 bars, covering the entire low pressure range. This compares with an upper limit of 8 bars for the existing Han Pneumatic Module with plastic contacts. With pneumatic modules, users can route compressed air feed through the same connector along with power and signal lines rather than having to set up and maintain a separate compressed air connection for drive units, control units, brakes, holding and unloading units and much more, notes the company. The Pneumatic Module Metal is available in variants with two (for hose ∅ = 6 mm) or three plug slots (for hoses with ∅ = 1.6 to 4mm). The female contacts are available with or without a shut-off function – a spring-loaded valve that closes over an O-ring when the connector is opened, preventing compressed air from escaping.

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