Market Leaders Collaborate on new M12 Push-Pull Standard

By Christine Stieglitz | April 26, 2017

Molex, Phoenix Contact, Murrelektronik, and binder are driving the standardization of a non-proprietary push-pull connection system 

M12 connection technology market leaders Molex, Phoenix Contact, Murrelektronik, and binder have announced a cooperation agreement to drive the standardization of M12 push-pull connectors. M12 push-pull interlocks make traditional screw connections a thing of the past, as they automatically achieve interlock when plugged in. These connectors, which can be used without tools, offer significant advantages during mounting work, and especially within confined spaces.

The interlock mechanism is based on Brad® Ultra-Lock® technology in accordance with proprietary Molex specifications, but, thanks to the new cooperation agreement that ensures physical compatibility of the M12 push-pull connectors, customers can choose between several independent manufacturers,

Even in harsh ambient conditions, the push-pull technology ensures a reliable interlock between field and device connectors that is independent of the user. The fast-locking system also offers significantly higher installation comfort than traditional locking mechanisms, especially in confined spaces, and the positive locking mechanical design and radial O-ring seal provide robust protection against water ingress and inhibit signals from being interrupted by shock and vibration.

For more information, visit Molex at Hannover Messe this week: Hall 9, Stand F76.

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