Eight-pole actuator/sensor connector range provides high contact density

Belden's eight-pole M8 actuator/sensor connector range fulfill requirements for shock and vibration resistance and provide up to eight signals of transmission with an external power supply.
March 29, 2011

Belden has introduced an eight-pole M8 actuator/sensor connector range. These connectors fulfill all requirements for shock and vibration resistance and come in two variants, molded cables and receptacles, according to Belden. All variants have a temperature range of -25°C to +80°C and are IP 67 rated when connected to their mating parts. These connectors provide high contact density – providing up to eight signals of transmission with an external power supply. The new eight-pole M8 actuator/sensor connectors are especially suitable for connecting optoelectronic sensors or safety switches typically found on monitoring safety doors machines and systems.

The single-ended molded connectors connect sensors or actuators to switch cabinets or distribution boxes and have an open cable end, which insures a high degree of flexibility in terms of wiring. The male connector (RSM 8-354/0.3 M) has a snap-in/threaded joint and the female connector (RKMV 8-354/2 M) has a self-locking threaded joint. Both molded bodies are made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). The cordsets, which are available in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or halogen-free polyurethane (PUR), have a cross-section of 0.25 mm2 and are available in 2-, 5- or 10-meter lengths. Other materials, cross sections and lengths are available upon request.

The receptacle connector RSMF 8/0.5 M has stranded wires, solder contacts, and a potted housing. These receptacles are ideally suited for use in switch cabinets or other machinery equipment.  Conversely, the RSMEDG 8 is ideally suited for installation in sensors and is easy to install by means of a snap-in/threaded joint. An additional plug insert (RSEM 8) is available for various sensor housings that already have an M8 thread and/or snap-in joint. The housings of receptacle connectors are made of nickel-plated brass (RSMF 8/0.5 M and RSMEDG 8) or polyamide (RSEM 8).

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– Edited by Amanda McLeman, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com