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April 29, 2014 - Offered in 3-, 4-, and 5-pin versions, M12 90-Degree PCB Connector System mates according to IEC 60076-2-101, and is IP67-rated in mated and locked position. Integrated PWB support pegs allow connector to be centered on PWB edge for each nominal thickness of .040, .063, and .079 in. Available with A, B, and D coding, right angle connector is suited for fill level, range, measuring, and pressure sensors; light barriers; position switches; field bus; and industrial equipment.

Original Press Release

ERNI'S M12 90-Degree PCB Connector System Delivers Space Savings Versus Top Mount Right Angle Connectors

Press release date: April 17, 2014

Providing an IP67 rating in the mated and locked position, the M12 right angle PCB connector is ideal for industrial applications ...

RICHMOND, VA — ERNI has expanded its M12 wire-to-board connector product offering to include a center axis, PCB edge mounting connector that saves significant board space when compared to top mount right angle connectors. The M12 90-Degree PCB Connector System mates according to IEC 60076-2-101, and is IP67-rated in the mated and locked position.

The M12 90-Degree PCB Connector System is well suited for a wide variety of applications such as fill level, range, measuring and pressure sensors, light barriers, position switches, field bus, industrial equipment and peripheral equipment.

Part of ERNI’s modular circular connector product portfolio, the M12 90-Degree PCB Connector System features multiple configurations for flexible integration. Male direct integration versions for sensor pipes can be front mounted/loaded into the pipe, 'snapped' into the pipe, or a rear mount/loaded version may also be utilized.

Available in 3-, 4-, and 5-pins versions, with 8-pin shielded and unshielded models in development, the M12 right angle WTB connectors also have an early mate / first break option. The connectors are available with A, B, and D coding. The required threaded metal shells for panels, O-rings and cordsets are also available.

Plug and socket PCB layouts are identical with a different PCB layout for each thickness: 1.0 mm [.040”, 1.6 mm [.063”, and 2.0 mm [.079”. The connector’s integrated PWB support pegs allow the connector to be centered on the PWB edge for each nominal thickness. PWB thicknesses between the nominal 1.0 mm to 1.6 mm and 1.6 mm to 2.0 mm can be realized if the non-centric condition between the PWB and connector are considered.

ERNI's unique design approach allows for automated pick and place assembly and reflow solder processing through SMT production lines. M12 right angle connectors are delivered in tape & reel packaging for automated processing.

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About ERNI
ERNI Electronics is a leading global manufacturer and worldwide supplier of a broad line of interconnects for the telecommunications, data communications, computer, industrial and medical markets. ERNI Electronics GmbH belongs to the international ERNI Group of companies specializing in electrical engineering and electronics. At present, the ERNI Group employs some 650 people, with annual sales of approximately 150 million Euros. ERNI has manufacturing operations in Europe, as well as sales offices in more than 40 countries. ERNI products are also marketed via a worldwide network of representatives and leading distributors.

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