HARTING: Innovative Push Pull Standard for M12 Connectors – Across Manufacturers

June 29, 2020

Eight well-known manufacturers established on the market for M12 connectors ­– Phoenix Contact, HARTING, Molex, Murrelektronik, Binder, CONEC, ESCHA and Weidmüller – have come together to establish a standard for the push-pull locking mechanism of M12 connectors on the market. Together, we are pursuing the one goal of ensuring compatibility across manufacturers.

This joint approach resulted in the IEC 61076-2-010; a standard that describes both external and internal locking by utilizing push-pull locking.

The vote on the CDV was approved with an outstanding 92.9% in favor. This indicates that a final form of the IEC mentioned can be expected in December 2020. With this standard, a milestone for automation technology has been achieved – both the saving of installation time and thus costs as well as a safe, robust and widely available locking system can be realized.

 

 

 

 

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