Significantly Reduce Cost for Industrial Applications
TE Connectivity (TE) has extended its portfolio of heavy duty connectors (HDCs) with a new range of cost-effective thermoplastic locking levers, which are ideal for industrial applications that do not require stainless steel enclosures. Made of industrial thermoplastic, they help to reduce corrosion and are simple to exchange without any tools.
July 06, 2017
TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has extended its portfolio of heavy duty connectors (HDCs) with a new range of cost-effective thermoplastic locking levers, which are ideal for industrial applications that do not require stainless steel enclosures. Because of this, the HDC thermoplastic locking levers achieve significant cost savings while delivering the same level of performance as full metal levers.
TE’s HDC thermoplastic locking levers’ robust design provides excellent IP65 ingress protection, as well as vibration and shock resistance. They are easy to handle and can be mounted either on the hood or on the housing for maximum flexibility. Made of industrial thermoplastic, they help to reduce corrosion and are simple to exchange without any tools. Operating temperatures range from minus 45 degrees Celsius to 125 degrees Celsius.
Fully compatible with already available hoods from TE’s HDC IP65 product series, these lightweight variant levers require reduced retention force during locking and unlocking operations, making the mating process more user-friendly. The movable locking mechanism lifetime lasts a minimum of 100 mating cycles. Maintenance is very easy due to the availability of spare locking levers, which are sold separately.
Ewa Bazior, product manager for the Industrial Solutions segment at TE said: “Our new HDC thermoplastic locking levers are ideally suited for machinery and robotic equipment interconnections, control cabinets, cable assemblies, cabinets and other indoor applications e.g. machinery, robotic transmission of power but also industrial/plant usage – where they will deliver an excellent performance. The tool-less installation is an additional bonus, saving further costs on time and labor.”
TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.