THE painstaking task of individually connecting multiple tubes to a control panel is a thing of the past thanks to the DMK multi-connector range from SMC Pneumatics .
And with the recent addition of a 4mm version to the range, more work places can now benefit from the quick failsafe connections the range provides.
The DMK series connectors enable the clamping and unclamping of multiple tubes to a bulkhead, including connecting multiple cylinders to cabinet-mounted control valves, in one quick and easy operation.
Through using one-touch DMK multi-connectors instead of individual connections, assembly and maintenance time is greatly reduced and operational efficiency is increased.
Tube connections on each side of the connector are numbered to ensure corresponding connections can be easily made with every reassembly. A fouling peg positioning mechanism has also been included on the connector to prevent incorrect or misaligned assembly.
DMK multi connectors are available with six or twelve connections for use with nylon, polyurethane or polyethylene tubes with diameters of 3.2mm or 4mm.
All models have a maximum operating pressure of 1MPa and can operate at temperatures of between -5°C and 60°C.
SMC claims its multi-connectors provide a reliable tube retaining force in any normal working environment where control panels are used, such as in manufacturing and packaging operations.
Manufactured from die-cast aluminium, the connectors are also available with a rubber boot for protecting the connections and keeping tubing neatly in place.