New from binder are M12 A-coded connectors designed specifically for applications in the food and beverage markets where more stringent hygiene requirements have to be met for machinery, systems and components. These new connectors will be highly suited to applications in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries and all types of industrial food processing including milk and cheese dairies, slaughterhouses, bottling plants and food storage.
High-quality materials such as stainless steel and special plastics are used with contours that are as smooth as possible to prevent dirt adhesion. In addition, a high protection class (IP68 and IP69K) is provided to meet with the requirements of high pressure cleaning with aggressive chemicals widely used in the industry.
The new range includes moulded and angled male and female cable connectors and connecting cables with M12 threads. The moulded heads are made from cream-coloured RAL 9001 polypropylene plastic and the cables have a grey PVC jacket. This specification ensures that these versions not only look different from the standard connectors but the light-coloured surface means dirt and residue are easy to see. In addition to the existing tests and the UL certification that is under preparation, the connectors have been subjected to the Ecolab test seal that confirms the material’s resistance to detergents and disinfectants.
The connectors are available in three, four and five-pole versions in accordance with DIN EN 61076-2-101 and DIN EN 61076-2-104 respectively.