Terminal Blocks Product Roundup
This week’s Product Roundup highlights terminal blocks from leading suppliers.
The new XTV terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact can accommodate the direct insertion of conductor types: ferruled, solid, or stranded wires. The XTV series is the first product family to feature Push-X connection technology. Push-X operates similarly to Phoenix Contact’s popular Push-in Technology (PT) but uses a preloaded mousetrap design that keeps the leg spring depressed. As a result, the technician only needs to apply enough force to unlatch the spring and directly insert any type of wire. Tapping the inserted conductor triggers the preloaded contact spring and automatically establishes safe contact. This reduces installation times and enables faster wiring without tools or force. To release the conductor, the technician presses the orange push button, the same method used in Push-in Technology. The push button always displays the chamber position clearly, regardless of the conductor diameter and orientation of the terminal block. The initial XTV product range includes three cross-sections: 6, 10, and 16 mm². Push-X technology has been tested beyond the standard requirements, making it suitable for industries that place high requirements on vibrations, gas tightness, and robustness. The XTV family is fully compatible with the CLIPLINE complete terminal block system, making it easy to combine with other Phoenix Contact terminal blocks and accessories.
WAGO’s new triple-deck push button terminal blocks, an addition to its extensive TOPJOB S Series, features the industry-proven CAGE CLAMP connection technology for reliability and a maintenance-free experience. Solid, stranded (seven strands or less), or ferruled conductors can be terminated simply by pushing in the wire or utilizing the easy-to-identify, orange pushbuttons using any standard tool.
TTI supplies Phoenix Contact AXC F 2152 PLCnext Controllers for the direct control of Axioline F I/Os. The controller is fast, robust, easy to use, and has been designed for maximum performance, easy handling, and use in harsh industrial environments. The AXC F 2152 PLCnext controller offers two Ethernet interfaces and comes complete with a connector and bus base module. Features include 2x Ethernet interfaces (integrated switch), connection to PROFICLOUD, connection to the PLCnext Store, extended temperature range of -25 °C to +60 °C, and increased resistance to EMI. With a Linux operating system, the controller supports numerous protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, OPC UA, SNTP, SNMP, SMTP, SQL, MySQL, and DCP. Up to 63 AXIO I/O modules can be mounted side by side.
Powell Electronics supplies MTC6 thermocouple terminal blocks from TE Connectivity. The MTC6 is adapted to many types of thermocouples. It allows thermocouple wire extension with no loss of signal integrity and is compatible with solid type thermocouple wires. One thermocouple lead connects through one terminal block. The MTC6 requires only 6 mm of space, allowing 50 terminals per foot of rail. Only one part number is needed for all configurations.
SCHURTER’s FPBB Rail features a compact dual-stage EMC filter that provides high performance with optional circuit protection, a fuse holder or circuit breaker for equipment, overvoltage protection, quick wiring with cage clamp terminal, and protection against interference voltage from the mains or power supply. FPBB is designed for electric switch and control cabinets. It is suitable for use in equipment according to IEC/UL 62368-1 and for use in medical equipment according to IEC/UL 60601-1 (1 MOOP).
With SNAP IN from Weidmüller, installation and maintenance work can be performed as quickly as snapping your fingers. The new connection is as simple in principle as it is to use. The stripped conductor is inserted directly into open connection points and the snap connection snaps into place with a click. And it is just as fast the other way round. By simply activating the lever, the operator can open the connection point again and remove the connected conductor.
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