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Field-installable, industrial I/O connector system from TE Connectivity simplifies installation and optimizes performance



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Dec. 1, 2021

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced a field-installable version of its space-saving industrial mini I/O connector system. With the new two-piece connector, installation time can be cut by as much as two-thirds.

“We live in a world where time means money. This connector reduces installation time in the field by a considerable amount, so the total applied cost for the buyer comes down, too,” says Ruud van den Brink, TE product manager. “Easy and fast installation is one of our customers’ top wishes, and we designed the field-installable range to meet those needs. Positive feedback from the market following these introductions tells us we are on the right track.”


Designed for premier performance 

The new field-installable connector is designed to cut installation time and reduce total applied cost. The innovative piercing termination decreases the time usually needed to terminate the wires through soldering. And the field-installable connector system can be used for installations with DIN rail equipment, PLCs, motor drives, robotics, and other applications running in environments subject to shock and vibration and/or where the need to save space is of particular importance. Additional benefits include:

Quick and easy installation — The mini I/O connectors consist of a termination unit and a rugged diecast outer housing. The streamlined design allows for minimal wire preparation and virtually eliminates the need for additional tools.

Minimal downtime — Two interfaces (Type 1 and Type 2) reduce the chances of unwanted mismating, and a compact metal latching mechanism prevents accidental pull-out and unmating. These features, combined with high retention of the board connectors, limit potential system downtime for enhanced productivity.

Trusted reliability — The mini I/O connectors are one-quarter the size of conventional RJ45 plugs and their wire-to-wire and board-to-board solutions provide reliable serial, bus, and Ethernet connections in even the most demanding industrial applications.

Signal path design — The 360-degree EMI shielding and highly reliable signal security are provided for by the connector’s signal path design.

About TE

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions enable the distribution of power, signal and data to advance next-generation transportation, renewable energy, automated factories, data centers, medical technology and more. With more than 85,000 employees, including 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).

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