Yamaichi packs push-pull system into M12 connector
M12 push-pull with inner locking marks the next step for M12 connectors, Yamaichi believes. It has developed the cable-side connector which engages into the device socket from the inside with locking hooks. As a result, the push-pull system requires only the same installation space as a conventioanl M12 connection with screw locking, says the company.
With this technology, it is possible to completely insert the M12 socket into the device, e.g. to integrate it into a distribution box, aligned flush with its housing. The system is IP65 / IP67 water- and dustproof. Mechanically, it is extremely robust due to the particularly long locking hooks, even when subjected to torsional loads, confirms Yamaichi. The user can take advantage of all the benefits of the push-pull locking system, i.e. time saving, miniaturisation, blind and tool-free contact mating with simple handling and all in accordance with the standardised M12 specification.
The system is currently in the process of international standardisation for CDV IEC 61076-2-012. In contrast to many other proprietary quick locking systems, this ensures cross-manufacturer compatibility and procuarbility, says Yamaichi.
The design is fully backwards compatible. The wall-mount socket can still be mated with conventional M12 connectors with screw locking so users are not necessarily dependent on a special cable connector.
The system is already available in A, B and D coding. X-coding for high data rates according to CAT.6A and L-coding for power transmission will follow shortly.
Yamaichi Electronics specialises in test and burn-in sockets, connectors and connection systems. The company manufactures high-quality, reliable components for demanding applications in various markets and applications, including semiconductor, industrial automation, automotive, data networking, measurement and testing, medical, mobile computing and embedded computing.