M-Type Connectors Product Roundup   

By AJ Born | May 14, 2024

This week’s Product Roundup highlights M-type connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers.   

Smiths Interconnect M12 connectorsSmiths Interconnect M12 connectors provide a complete solution to safely and reliably ensure efficient communication in industrial environments while decreasing downtime. The  compact and robust design incorporates Smiths’ Hypertac hyperboloid contacts for performance, ease of use, and reliability. In real-world industrial operating scenarios, the M12’s comprehensive sealing properties ensure uninterrupted signal integrity by keeping out dust, moisture, dirt, and oil that can corrupt the connection. The design features a unique side-loading contact retention system for a positive contact retention. A simplified assembly process makes the product series user friendly and reduces assembly times. Within a common housing design, the M12 series includes insert options from 3 to 8 ways, with both crimp and solder contact terminations available. Smiths Interconnect M12 connectors are ideal for communication applications, including gigabit internet network on-board, factory automation, drive motors, machine tools, robots, conveyor systems, handling machines, and elevators.  

binder’s K- and L-coded M12 connectorsbinder’s K- and L-coded M12 connectors are suitable for transmitting electrical power to AC and DC applications in factory automation. binder offers a selection of overmolded cordsets that were developed in conformance with IEC 61076-2-11 for use in industrial automation environments.  

 

Avnet supplies TE Connectivity's M12 circular connectors.Avnet supplies TE Connectivity’s M12 circular connectors. Purpose-built for industrial applications, they provide robust and reliable connectivity solutions and feature a circular design with threaded couplings. These connectors ensure secure mating and prevent accidental disconnection in harsh environments. With a focus on durability, versatility, and high performance, they resist dust, moisture, and vibration, accommodate various installation requirements, and provide reliable signal transmission. Easy to install and compatible with a wide range of industrial equipment, TE’s M12 connectors are ideal for applications such as factory automation, robotics, sensors, and industrial networking, meeting the demanding needs of industrial environments. 

JAE’s JB12 Series (M12-style X-code and D-code) compact waterproof Ethernet connectorsJAE’s JB12 Series (M12-style X-code and D-code) compact waterproof Ethernet connectors are compliant with IEC standards and ideal for use in a wide variety of connections within industrial applications. These connectors meet the latest industrial equipment design needs for markets including robots, automated equipment, industrial equipment (such as numerical control machines), semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and general equipment. These screw-mating connectors are available in many lengths, including the shortest class in the industry among various alternate in-line connectors, which allows them to be installed even in constricted spaces within industrial equipment.  

Cross-manufacturer compatible M17-M40 PRO circular connectors from Phoenix Contact are one size fits all.Cross-manufacturer-compatible M17-M40 PRO circular connectors from Phoenix Contact are one-size-fits-all. They offer uniform solutions for signal and power transmission. Thanks to the unique ONECLICK fast locking system, devices can be connected quickly and safely. M17-M40 PRO series ensures reliable connections in industrial applications. The wide range of pin assignments and the continuous expansion of housing variants in sizes M17, M23, and M40 also provide a new level of freedom when it comes to system design. 

The dimensions and performance data predestine HARTING’s M17 series as the new standard for drives with up to 7.5 kW power and beyond.The dimensions and performance data predestine HARTING’s M17 series as the new standard for drives with up to 7.5 kW power and beyond. With a rated voltage of up to 630V and a current carrying capacity of up to 26A at 40 °C ambient temperature, the M17 series delivers very high power density for compact and efficient drives. 

Micro-Change M12 connectors from Molex are high-quality, durable connectors designed for use in harsh-industrial and weather environments.Micro-Change M12 connectors from Molex are high-quality, durable connectors designed for use in harsh-industrial and weather environments. They provide reliable connections for control elements in automated equipment, enabling easy replacement of various input and output devices. Offering a comprehensive range of configurations and designs, including harsh duty receptacles, these connectors are suitable for demanding applications such as petrochemical and commercial vehicles, providing sealed connections with superior EMI/RFI shielding in high-vibration systems.

ATTEND's M5, M8, M12, and M23 circular connectors offer 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12 pins in a range of male or female receptacle and plug typesATTEND’s M5, M8, M12, and M23 circular connectors offer 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12 pins in a range of male or female receptacle and plug types, featuring current ratings from 0.5 A to 20 A and voltage ratings from 50 V to 250 V in IEC-compliant configurations. They are suitable for almost all fieldbus specifications and are available in various coding. Multiple contact and shell sizes make these connectors useful for many different designs. Waterproof capabilities help ATTEND’s circular connectors serve a broad range of factory automation and industrial applications. 

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