TURCK has introduced a new, miniature-size eurofast junction box it claims is the smallest M12 moulded junction ever offered.
The small footprint of the four-port, dual or single output junction, available from Micromax , offers greater installation flexibility to OEM machine builders without compromising the features and benefits of larger models.
The miniature four-port fully potted nylon junctions are available in four-pin single or five-pin dual outputs per port with optional power and signal LEDs.
The four-pin model uses an M12 thread size Homerun connection for power to the box and the five-pin model uses an M16 thread size connection, both models offer an integral cable as an option.
Homerun connectors are available in straight or right angle styles with high-flex PVC or PUR cable construction. An accessory option is a separate tiny, splitter "tee" which allows two sensors access to each dual output port.
Operating current is 4A per port, total operating current 2-4A for four-pin versions and 3-6A for five-pin versions, operating voltage 10-48V dc and protection rating IP67.
Junction boxes offer a convenient way to maintain, identify and consolidate machine or panel wiring from multiple I/O devices and can be used as inputs or outputs.
By selecting a smaller size junction box, manufacturers can reduce the total weight and space requirements for wiring consolidation and cut equipment maintenance costs.