Field-wireable M12 connectors feature cage clamp termination technology

As an alternative to the widely used screw termination, cage clamp technology enables particularly simple implementation with very little time exposure for customer cable assemblies.

Vibration-proof cage clamp variants are now available for binder's M12 connector series 713, 715 and 825. These connectors include 4-pin and 5-pin variants, both male and female. Shielded and shieldable products equipped with A, B and D coding are available. As a consequence, cage clamp technology now covers a large part of the binder M12 portfolio.

Standardised M12 circular connectors are part of the basic equipment in factory and process automation as well as in robotics and are mainly used for field cabling, for example of sensors and actuators.

Depending on the coding, they are suitable for integrating automation components into Ethernet, Profinet, Profibus or CAN networks, for example, and can transmit signals and data as well as supply the field devices with electrical power.

Connectors that can be field assembled by the customer are particularly advantageous with regard to individual, flexible cable lengths or the assembly of special cables.

Here, the screw termination is particularly widespread as an inexpensive but comparatively labour-intensive technology. With the need for data acquisition devices as well as data transmission lines growing, the simple and fast manageability of termination technology is becoming increasingly important.

Both cost-effective and user-friendly screw termination is standard across all manufacturers, however, cage clamp quick connection simplifies this process further.

The constant spring force permanently acting on the wire establishes contact and ensures a vibration-proof connection that also withstands shock loads. This makes the cage clamp termination recommended for applications that are subject to mechanical loads.