TURCK has announced the Insulation Avoidance Connector (IAC) which applies a new technology to an old problem of wiring cables and connectors in the field.
This new style of field wiring connectors is a convenient alternative to other termination methods such as crimped, screw terminals or soldered contacts.
Instead of stripping and soldering, the individual conductors are simply placed into an elastic insert and the assembly is then screwed together. The field wireable connector can be assembled in less than 30 seconds.
The IAC field wireable connector uses a new contact technology that provides a simple, tool-less installation and a completely secure electrical connection.
The advancement includes a pin-shaped contact that is forced directly into the end of the conductor. This pin is then in contact with the stranded wires making up the conductor, all without removing any insulation.
This connection is electrically superior to IDC or screw terminal technology because of the large surface area of the pin that is in contact with the conductor.
IAC connections are rated for the full four amps of current supported by the eurofast connector design.
The elastic material of the insert used to ensure proper connection also provides the added benefit of a gas-tight and vibration resistant connector.
The TURCK IAC field wireable connectors are available in 4 and 5 pin versions, for use with 20 to 26 AWG cables and are rated to IP 67. Micromax 1300 362 626.