TE Connectivity (TE), one of the world’s market leaders in connectivity solutions, today announced the release of the Industrial Mini I/O connectivity system—a small, compact, latching, wire-to-board I/O interface that allows for safe high-speed connections at all angles.
Designed with two points of contact to enable reliable connections, this connector is built for industrial and high vibration environments, allowing for increased reliability compared to other I/O alternatives. The compact latching feature provides a high retention rate force of up to 98N which protects the plug from accidental pull and un-mating—reducing downtime, unstable connections and unnecessary consequential losses. Saving up to 75 percent of space compared to conventional RJ45 plugs, the Industrial Mini I/O connectivity system provides engineers with greater design flexibility on the PCB and ultimately gives engineers the freedom to decrease the size of their overall applications. With these benefits, the Industrial Mini I/O is well equipped to lead Industry 4.0 trends towards miniaturization and intelligent production.
The connectivity system is available in two polarized versions to prevent mis-mating. The four most common applications for TE’s Industrial Mini I/O connectivity system are industrial communications; motion and drives; PLCs; and robotics—or anywhere design engineers need to increase PCB space by 75 percent.