Harting releases high-current connector for rail vehicles
Harting has extended its Han HPR connector series with the Han 22 HPR slim. The slim, high-current device is optimised for up to four 250A contacts. Manufacturers of rail vehicles are faced with increasing constraints on available space to house a rising number of electrical components. The Han 22 HPR slim, with its significantly reduced dimensions, meets this need for compact dimensions with no compromise on performance, claims Harting.
The Han 22 HPR connector is equipped with a robust HPR housing made of die-cast aluminium. It is, says Harting, suitable for use in high-power motor connections in the restricted spaces available in the underfloor areas of rail vehicles.
The connector was originally developed for a tram project in Vienna. Working in close co-operation with the customer, Harting was able to fit the connector into the narrow gap of roughly 80mm between the carriage body and the bogie. Other housing dimensions were also optimised, with the result that the space requirement was reduced by some 40 per cent, compared to conventional solutions, reports Harting.
The Harting Group develops, manufactures and distributes electrical and electronic connectors, network components, pre-assembled system cables, and backplane assemblies. These products are capable of withstanding the harshest demands in industrial environments and provide high data rates for electronic applications.
Harting connectors and network components are used in mechanical engineering and plant manufacturing, in automation systems, energy generation and distribution, and in electronic and telecommunication markets. Industrial connectors are also used in construction machinery, rail vehicles and shipbuilding. Harting offers Ethernet network components and cable systems for both indoor and outdoor networking applications involving power and data.
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