|TE Connectivity introducess its hybrid connectivity solutions portfolio with the Power4Net hybrid connector and the Motorman hybrid connector.|
NUREMBERG, Germany -- Nov. 21, 2011. TE Connectivity is showcasing its hybrid connectivity solutions portfolio at the upcoming SPS/IPC/DRIVES tradeshow in Nuremberg, Germany from 22 - 24 November, 2011. This includes the Power4Net and Motorman connector ranges.
Both the Power4Net and the Motorman hybrid connectors integrate several functions into a single compactly designed connector. The flexible Power4Net hybrid connector has space for up to eight power and four Ethernet contacts -- or even for 12 power contacts by changing the insert and has been designed for machine automation applications that require high data transmission security and power of up to 10 Amps. The Motorman hybrid connector goes even further and features two fast Ethernet interfaces, five power sockets (three AC and two DC), five signal sockets and one protection-earth contact. Both connectors provide reliable connection technology and meet the demanding durability, safety and quality requirements of real-time Ethernet applications in industrial automation. Combining power supply connectivity plus Ethernet and/or signal into a single cable and connector significantly reduces cabling complexity and costs while providing flexibility in machine architecture. The Power4Net and Motorman hybrid connectors from TE also reduce installation time, as only one cable providing multiple functions needs to be installed per motor.
Designed with the Customer in Mind
The Motorman hybrid connector is designed for applications that use decentralized servo motors connected via a deterministic system. Applications include I/O connectors on decentralized servo motors or AC servo motors with PCB and drives (amplifiers) for use in industries such as packaging, assembly or food processing machines. Motorman is particularly suitable for use in consumer goods industries as it allows the production line operator to decentralize the production process easily. Machine architectures can be more flexibly arranged, resulting in cost and electricity savings.