Hinged frame offers installation benefits for modular connector system
HARTING has added a new hinged frame module to its Han-Modular industrial connector system.
The new Hinged Frame Plus module incorporates a stainless steel spring that holds the frame together in the open and closed positions, as well as features to make assembling the connector modules easier and more efficient.
Highly visible lettering provides support in this context. All module positions are evident at first glance, while an additional marking with a black triangle indicates the orientation for proper insertion of the modules on the frame. Insertion of the modules is also easy as the spring maintains the frame in the open position and the modules fall into a defined support edge. The frame windows are optimised so that they have a funnel-shaped opening with the modules automatically centred when the frames are closed. When locking, a contour fitted to the joint works in tandem with the stainless steel spring to produce a clearly audible click, and holds the frame securely together – meaning that the fixing elements are not needed.
The new module is based on the design of the original hinged frame module, so is fully compatibility with the entire Han-Modular industrial connector range.
Source: Control Engineering Europe - All Articles