NMW 2002: Lumberg launches Fixcon connector standard

Chicago, Ill. - Lumberg (Midlothian, Va.) introduced March 18 its new Fixcon industrial connector standard for sensors and actuators at National Manufacturing Week. Jointly developed by Lumberg Automation Components GmbH & Co. KG and Escha in Germany, Fixcon features a quick plug-and-lock mechanism that increased connection speed.

03/21/2002


Chicago, Ill. - Lumberg (Midlothian, Va.) introduced March 18 its new Fixcon industrial connector standard for sensors and actuators at National Manufacturing Week. Jointly developed by Lumberg Automation Components GmbH & Co. KG and Escha in Germany, Fixcon features a quick plug-and-lock mechanism that increased connection speed.

Based largely on the existing M12 industry standard, Fixcon's design eliminates the need for tightening down a threaded locknut. Instead, these connectors are equipped with a locking sleeve that is simply pushed downward in a linear direction to establish a secure, reliable connection. In addition to speed, Fixcon's new design allows large concentrations of I/O points, with little space for 'threading,' to be connected easily and efficiently. Tedious torque specifications are eliminated completely, which further enhances Fixcon's attractiveness.

Fixcon's products will initially encompass passive and active distribution blocks in 4-, 6-, and 8-port configurations, as well as 3-, 4-, and 5-pole male and female molded connectors in straight and right angle versions, with and without LEDs. An adapter and splitter will round out the initial product line, making it possible to interface Fixcon products with previously installed M12 sensors, actuators and distribution boxes, giving users maximum flexibility. Subsequent product additions will feature a line of receptacles, field installable connectors, as well as shielded and inverted keyway connectors, allowing for a high degree of application specific customization.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
jmontague@cahners.com





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Additive manufacturing benefits; HMI and sensor tips; System integrator advice; Innovations from the industry
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Integrated mobility; Artificial intelligence; Predictive motion control; Sensors and control system inputs; Asset Management; Cybersecurity
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me