THE housings for the new S-Line Interbus range from Phoenix Contact allow connection of eight sensors within a small space, using standardised M8 round plug connectors.
Their low space requirement makes them suitable for use in machines where high packing density is needed. Arranged in rows, the plug connectors are easy to handle.
So that the modules can be installed directly on the sensors even in a harsh industrial environment, the housings are made in protection class IP 67. The housing comes complete with a standardised M12 round plug connector.
To meet the practical requirements of wiring up the field bus and the power supply, standard M12 cables are used. Y-plugs allow stub lines varying in length between a few centimetres and several metres to be run to the I/O modules, in order also to reach remote sensors.
The final component in the wiring is a marked M12 Y-plug which can be used to integrate a safety circuit into the existing wiring.
A conductor laid along the same path connects emergency stop buttons or protective door switches with the standard safety relay. Phoenix Contact 02 9524 4455.