Belden Australia has introduced PowerCINCH, a modular power distribution and motor control connection system for machinery applications that has been developed under the Lumberg Automation brand.
Recent revisions to electrical standards opened the door to a practical alternative to hard-wired power distribution and motor control within industrial machinery and coordination of multiple machines.
The PowerCINCH product line is a pluggable quick-disconnect modular wiring system comprising factory applied connectors over-moulded on to cable to provide 25A feeder and 15A branch power distribution circuits up to 600 V AC. It includes a series of cordsets, t-taps, in-line reducers, receptacles, locking clips and closure caps.
This new system brings a flexible, yet cost effective power routing and sourcing alternative to machine builders, system integrators and users of industrial machines.
At the heart of the PowerCINCH system is the rugged trunk and drop cordsets. This includes: over-moulded trunk cables for feeder circuits up to 25A, 600V AC and cables for branch circuits up to 15A, 600V AC. The cables provide for the installation of a trunk/feeder line along the machines structure or by daisy-chaining multiple machines and providing drops/branches for convenient access as required.
Regardless of the complexity of the machine or motor control system design, t-taps and reducers provide the flexibility for modular wiring design. Combining t-taps and drop connectors provide the connection of field devices via a branch connection, while t-taps with a trunk connector split the main feeder circuit into sub-segments. The PowerCINCH system provides multiple keying options to differentiate circuits on trunk feeder lines.