LISLE, Ill.--Molex along with Phoenix Contact, Murrelektronik and Binder, market leaders in the field of M12 connection technology, have announced a cooperation agreement to drive the standardization of M12 push-pull connectors. For users of the push-pull interlock, traditional screw connections are a thing of the past. The interlock is achieved automatically when plugging in. This connector, which can be used without tools, offers significant advantages during mounting work, especially in confined spaces.
Thanks to the cooperation agreement, customers can choose between several independent manufacturers. The interlock mechanism is based on the Brad® Ultra-Lock® technology in accordance with proprietary Molex specifications. Independent of any specific manufacturer, this ensures physical compatibility of the M12 push-pull connectors.
Even in harsh ambient conditions, the push-pull technology ensures a reliable interlock between field and device connectors that is independent of the user. Especially in confined spaces, the fast locking system offers an installation comfort significantly higher than with traditional locking mechanisms. The positive locking mechanical design as well as the radial O-ring seal provide robust protection against water ingress and inhibit signals from being interrupted by shock and vibration.
Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, medical, industrial, automotive, and commercial vehicle. For more information, please visit www.molex.com.
About Phoenix Contact:
Phoenix Contact is the worldwide market leader of components, systems and solutions in the area of electrical engineering, electronics and automation. Today, the family-owned company employs 15,000 people worldwide. Phoenix Contact produces with a high vertical range of manufacture in ten countries all over the world. The product range comprises components and system solutions for energy supply including wind and solar, device and machine building as well as control cabinet engineering. www.phoenixcontact.com
Established in 1975, Murrelektronik is a system partner—from the switch cabinet via an active or passive interface down to the field level. The company offers a widely diversified product range and supplies single-source solutions customized for industrial automation applications. www.murrelektronik.com
Binder is a traditional family company and market leader in the area of field-attachable circular connectors for sensors. The binder group is based in Neckarsulm, Germany, and has 1,400 employees worldwide. The group includes 14 companies. www.binder-connector.de
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