Robotics Industry News
New M23 Hybrid Connectors for Signal, Data and Power Transmission
Phoenix Contact USA Posted 09/15/2014
Cordsets and connectors for servo-drive and encoder-feedback applications
Middletown, Pa. – The new M23 hybrid circular connector from Phoenix Contact is an all-in-one connector that securely transmits signals, data and power. The compact M23 connector can handle currents up to 30 A and voltages up to 850 V DC or 630 V AC.
The connector features a centrally located protective earth (PE) ground, along with four power contacts and four signal contacts. The data pins have a 0.8-mm diameter and can provide an optional Ethernet connection in accordance with CAT 5e.
The connectors are available in cable connection, coupler and panel-mount versions for cable-to-cable and cable-to-machine applications. The IP65/67-compliant connectors are designed for temperatures ranging from -40 to +125 degrees Celsius.
The M23 hybrid connector is ideal for servo-drive and encoder-feedback applications. They are also suitable for robotics, machine tool and any other industrial application that requires a compact, rugged connector.
About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 50 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa.