Weidmüller – SAI-M12 plug-in connector, D coded – with insulation displacement connection technology – Shield connection with contact spring – quick connection – less space required
Ethernet protocols such as Profinet have become indispensable in industrial applications. A robust connection technology is required for this, such as plug-in connectors in accordance with IEC 61076-2-101 Ed.3.0. However, many versions available in the market are still provided with classic screw connections. The technology is reliable, yet it requires a lot of space and the connection is relatively time-consuming. In contrast, plug-in connectors with insulation displacement connection save time and lower the space requirement. In particular, during assembly and installation in areas close to machines, this connection type makes the job significantly easier.
In addition to the insulation displacement connection, the SAI-M12 plug-in connectors from Weidmüller also offer a special shield connection solution. So for example, combining them with PROFINET strands saves time and cost during installation. The cable is simply inserted and the individual conductors are installed radially in the provided channels and cut to length. The connections contact automatically when screwed together. Detailed work such as stripping and connecting the individual conductors is avoided. The shield connection equipped with a contact spring works just as easily. Thanks to the new connection technology, Weidmüller has succeeded in engineering plug-in connectors which are around 20% shorter and thinner than conventional versions with screw or spring connections. All in all, a convenient solution with extremely compact dimensions.