Interface reduces connection effort, says Harting

Construction and connection for industrial connectors can be reduced using the Han-Modular Flexbox, says Harting. The interface in a modular plastic housing allows users to sub-divide energy chains into manageable and easily replaceable segments, continues the company.

The modular housing concept replaces the earlier design of multiple individual connections and offers a single plug-in and disconnection point. This reduces the associated construction and connection effort, says Harting, and requires less space. Fastening elements can be used to join the housings together in different configurations to alter the height and width of the interface.

The Han-Modular Flexbox was developed with Harting’s partner igus. The Flexbox’s housing and other components are made of high-performance plastic and comply with the applicable standards in terms of fire protection and resistance to environmental influences. The seals on the cable glands are designed for easy handling and are available for cable diameters from 4.0 to 24mm. An integrated strain relief can withstand forces in excess of 150 Newton.

Nearly all the Han-Modular portfolio of over 100 modules for transmitting currents, signals and data, as well as compressed air and fibre optic signals can be used in the Flexbox.

A plastic frame enables integration of the Han-Modular modules in the Flexbox. Up to four modules can fit in one frame.

The connections in the Han-Modular Flexbox are securely protected against environmental influences such as water and dust. Screw locks are offered in different designs.

The Harting Technology Group provides industrial connection technology for data, signal and power. It has 14 production plants and 44 sales companies.

The company also produces retail checkout systems, electromagnetic actuators for automotive and industrial series use, charging equipment for electric vehicles, as well as hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, mechanical and plant engineering, robotics and transportation engineering.

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