New industrial connector combines 10k mating cycles with protection against harsh environments

The new Han HMC industrial connector series from Harting has been designed toprovide for more than 10,000 mating cycles while at the same time offering protection against harsh environmental conditions. The new connector is designed for use in applications – in the medical, laboratory and test engineering sectors, for example – where equipment may be employed in different locations and can often be connected and disconnected several times a day.

Similar situations occur in the automation environment, where the trend to modular and interchangeable machine tools and control systems also requires connectors that can handle a large number of mating cycles.

The Han HMC connectors are based on the Han industrial connectors that have been tried and tested for decades, offering the additional benefit that all existing processing tools can also be used for the Han HMC. The complete Han HMC series consists of Han B HMC housings, Han HMC connector inserts with crimp connection in four different versions, Han HMC crimp contacts in two sizes, a range of Han-Modular modules together with the Han HMC crimp contacts, and two different docking frames.

The Han B HMC housings are equipped with durable locking levers in order to continue to provide the connector with IP 65 protection against dust and water after more than 10,000 locking cycles.

Han HMC connector inserts contain high-performance grounding contacts, while the crimp contacts are equipped with a special HMC gold surface and constant spring force. These special properties guarantee the complete connector’s flawless function – even after 10,000 mating cycles.


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