These actuator and sensor connectors, which fulfill all requirements with respect to shock and vibration resistance, are being offered in two variants with moulded cables as well as in three field-attachable installation variants.
All variants are designed for a temperature range of between -25° and +80°C, and, when screwed together with the appropriate counterparts, meet the requirements of protection type IP67.
Thanks to their high contact density the new eight-pole M8 actuator and sensor connector is able to transmit up to eight signals with an external power supply, making this product especially suitable for connecting optoelectronic sensors or safety switches of the kind used for monitoring safety doors on machines and systems, as an example.
The moulded M8 actuator and sensor connectors, which can be used to connect sensors or actuators to switch cabinets or distribution boxes, have an open cable end, which ensures a high degree of flexibility in terms of the wiring. The male connector (RSM 8-354/0.3 M) has a snap-in/threaded joint and the female connector (RKMV 8-354/2 M) has a self-locking threaded joint.
The receptacle connector RSMF 8/0.5 M is screwed down on the front side of switch cabinets or other equipment, for example.
Conversely, the RSMEDG 8, which is designed for installation in sensors, can be simply pressed in and connected by means of a snap-in/threaded joint.
Belden has set a further milestone in the area of connection technology with their eight-pole M8 actuator and sensor connectors and according to Adam Callender, Belden Regional Manager Australia/New Zealand this is the first time it has been possible to implement this many contacts in an IP67-rated M8 connector.
"It will be of benefit to all users who want to process a large number of signals in a confined space under tough environmental conditions," he says.