MINNEAPOLIS, MN— Turck, a manufacturer of sensors, connectivity and fieldbus technology for factory, logistics and process automation, today announced it has launched the first phase of its redesigned M12 connectors and receptacles. The new design includes a patented torque sleeve that eases the installation of every cordset while also improving its ability to keep contaminants out. It also provides improved vibration performance.
In automotive and mobile equipment manufacturing as well as logistics, safe and reliable communication between machines and systems is critical. This next-generation M12 helps ensure industrial communication is not put at risk in tough applications. Straight/right-angle, male/female, 3/4/5 pole configurations that are 18-24 awg and unshielded are currently available, with additional configurations available in 2023.
The patented design provides tactile feedback so when the sleeve is turned, users feel a snap, signaling that the required minimum torque is achieved. This ensures the product is resistant to accidental disconnection and keeps the interworking of cordsets and receptacles free of contaminants such as dust, oil, and water – and critical signal transmission stays flowing. Certifications for this design include UL 2238, CE, CSA as well as IEC IP67, IP68, IP69K, NEMA 1, 2, 4, 6P and 12.