binder presents the Power Bayonet Connector PBC15. Its size corresponds to an M15 thread. Thus, in the field of power supply connectors, the PBC15 bridges the gap between the widely used M12 and M23 designs. The compact, yet robust connector is suitable for power supply particularly to three-phase motors or frequency converters. It features 3 power pins, for example to supply the 3 live phases of a 3-phase motor, 2 additional pins for signal transmission, as well as a Protective Earth (PE) contact.
Mini terminal blocks are particularly suitable for mounting in small control boxes, connection boxes, and control panels. Phoenix Contact is introducing the new MUTTB mini double-level terminal blocks, which enable extremely space-saving wiring. The screw connection technology also enables multi-conductor connections. The MUTTB terminal blocks feature function shafts on both levels, despite their compact design, meaning that they are very flexible in application.
The KEL-ER-BL is a split cable entry system for cables with and without connectors. Depending on the size, cables with a diameter of 1 to 16 mm (single grommets KT-BL 1 to KT-BL 15) or 16 to 35 mm (single grommets KT-BL 16 to 34) can be routed, sealed with IP65 and strain-relieved according to EN 62444. The cable grommets are placed into compartments and are securely fixed to the frame during assembly.
AutomationDirect has added 300V to 750V rated LUTZE Type HAR/MTW (Harmonized European Standard / Machine Tool Wire) wire that meets National Electrical Code (NEC) and NFPA Standard 79 requirements and is commonly used for appliance wiring, control cabinets, and machine tool applications in Europe. These wires consist of a tinned copper single conductor covered with a color-coded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) outer jacket and are available in sizes ranging from 0.75 mm2 (19AWG) to 4.0 mm2 (12 AWG).
Nothing is too small to make a positive impact on our environment. As a result, WAGO have reimagined one of their best-known products – the 221 Series Splicing Connector. A variant made of partially bio-circular and recycled plastics has been created to keep existing resources in circulation. The connector thus lays a more sustainable footprint right at the start of the installation.
The new “BFW” line of M8 and M12 connectors enables efficient field connection via screw terminals, requiring no soldering. The connectors are available with an increased range of gland sizes that can accommodate cable diameters up to 8mm, making the line more versatile and comprehensive. The BFW line is in stock and ready to ship.
TPC Wire & Cable (TPC) has recently expanded its comprehensive industrial wire & cable portfolio with two new additions to their Thermo-Trex family: Thermo-Trex 2000 Shielded Multi-Conductor and Multi-Pair Cable and Thermo-Trex 2800 RTD Cable. TPC’s Thermo-Trex brand is the solution for a high temperature resistant cable available in many different configurations gauge sizes for power or control applications.
RS Adds Seven New Suppliers That Expand its Selection of Lighting, Enclosure, and Connectivity Products
RS has recently added seven new suppliers: Columbia Lighting, Compass, Dual-Lite, EXO Outdoor Lighting, NX Lighting Controls, Phoenix Mecano, and Remke. The seven new suppliers provide customers with access to an even broader selection of commercial, industrial, and outdoor lighting, electrical and electronic enclosures, and cable grips and cord connectors. Columbia Lighting, Compass, Dual-Lite, EXO Outdoor Lighting, and NX Lighting Control are all part of Current’s HLI brand portfolio, which offers a wide variety of lighting and control solutions engineered to create beautiful, functional, and safe environments.
The EL2068 digital output terminal connects the binary control signals of the automation device to the actuators at process level with electrical isolation. This EtherCAT Terminal contains eight channels, which display their signal status by means of LEDs. The integrated diagnostics can be evaluated in the controller and are indicated by the LEDs. A diagnostic bit is set for the affected channel if there is an overload. The diagnostics serve to simplify the maintenance of the application.
binder presents the 696-series Harsh-Environment Connector (HEC) for outdoor use in extreme weather, dust, humidity, contact with liquids, extreme temperatures, or vibrations. The power connector was engineered for versatile power supply in both the low- and high-voltage segments under particularly harsh conditions. Its compact design supports the supply of equipment or assemblies, such as drive units, in confined spaces.
When moisture meets electricity, a short circuit can happen quickly. Encapsulation is a proven solution. But now reliable moisture protection for splicing connectors can be achieved even more quickly and easily with the WAGO Gelbox. It is ready for immediate use in a wide range of low- and extra-low voltage applications.
AutomationDirect has added LUTZE SUPERFLEX control cable that is well suited for short to medium length articulated drag chain (C-tracks) installations requiring moderate to high performance. The High Glide TPE insulation and PVC outer jacket provides resistance to sunlight, oil, and moisture penetration, and makes this cable suitable for indoor wet and dry applications or outdoor installations. Cables are available with conductors in 21 AWG to 12 AWG sizes, with up to 34 conductors including ground, and is made in the USA.