and high-performance capabilities. They facilitate quick, simple replacement of sensors, encoders, and other I/O devices in industrial machinery. These circular connectors have a threaded coupling system that provides a secure, reliable connection. Both types are available in various configurations, including male, female, straight, and angled options. M8 connectors are widely available with watertight sealing and are typically used for sensor, switch, and actuator connections in tight spaces. M12 connectors are similar to M8 connectors but are larger and feature more contacts. Options are available with IP68 or IP69 sealing. Their robust design makes them ideal for robotics, motion control systems, and larger sensors and actuators requiring higher currents, and they can also be used in fieldbus connections.
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Other types of rugged, reliable connectors include rectangular connectors and coaxial connectors. Thermoplastic rectangular connectors are commonly used for power and signal connections in production equipment, while coaxial connectors are used for RF and high-frequency signal transmission. APPLICATIONS Many different connectors are available for harsh environments. Selecting connectors for each specific application is important. Engineers should consider how the system can further enhance sustainability, efficiency, and safety, including implementing processes to reduce waste and emissions to improve sustainability. Stamping and Pressing This first stage in vehicle manufacturing includes machinery, like stamping presses, hydraulic presses, and shearing machines, which require connectors that withstand high temperatures and
M8 and M12 cordsets (cable assemblies) are frequently used in automotive manufacturing and other high-production volume applications as they quickly and easily establish connections between field devices and terminal connections and transfer power and data to other components and processes. AT Series connectors from Amphenol Sine Systems provide a cost-effective, high-performance, IP68/69K- rated solution with thermoplastic housing, integrated latching, and wide range of end caps and strain reliefs for heavy duty, transportation, and other demanding interconnect architectures.
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