Easy-to-install industry standard Connector System safely and reliably ensures communication in harsh industrial environments

Schaffhausen, Switzerland – 02 June 2014 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, has launched a new Connector System for machine industrial automation and control applications. The newly expanded, easy-to-install M8/M12 Connector System offers design engineers a reliable and complete solution to decrease downtime in industrial environments and supports higher bandwidth needs, meeting the requirements of up to 10 Gb/s.

The new system includes an extensive range of board and field installable connectors, cable assemblies and IO boxes. Key applications include: industrial automation, automobile manufacturing, machine tooling, semiconductor manufacturing, factory automation machines, vision systems, and manufacturing of solenoid and sensor valves. The system is also sufficiently robust for use in harsh commercial applications such as outdoor data communications, outdoor telecoms, and advanced traffic monitoring.

Designed to meet IEC-61076-2-101, the new M8/M12 Connector System is also well suited for applications outside the traditional industrial environment, offering benefits wherever a compact reliable connection system with IP67 and IP68 environment protection is required. 

Introducing the new product range, Eric Leijtens, global product management leader, TE Connectivity said, “At TE, we understand that different applications and industries have various requirements. However, the one thing they have in common is that the communication needs to work consistently and flawlessly. The new M8/M12 system fully complements our industrial communications portfolio and enables us to offers customers a solution that is time-saving and error-free, both now and in the future.”

TE’s broad solution provides customers with shielded, unshielded and customized cable assembly options in both Cat5e and Cat6A types, offering different lengths and temperature resistance. 

While the passive distribution boxes offer reduced cabling and ease of installation and maintenance, the range of straight, angled, LED, multiposition and high-speed connectors provide a solution for many industrial applications. Additionally, the T and Y adaptors facilitate simple splitting of control signals, allowing versatile systems to be quickly and easily established.

For more information on the new M8/M12 system, please visit www.te.com/products/m8-m12.

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TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world’s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit: www.TE.com.


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