Press Release Summary:
Combining IP67 sealing with external-thread design, BradÂ® mPmÂ® DIN Valve Connectors provide optimal cable retention. One-size-fits-all design accommodates PG9 and PG11 cable and up to 9 mm cable OD. With external-nut design, units minimize number of individual components to facilitate assembly and mounting. Standard circuitry options include LED indicators, blocking diodes to protect against over-voltage or peaks, and voltage-dependent resistors to protect supply and switch.
Original Press Release:
Molex Augments Brad® mPm® DIN Valve Connectors with Form C and Form Micro Housings
IP67 sealing performance and external-thread design simplify manufacturing process and deliver superior cable retention and connector performance
LISLE, Ill. - Molex Incorporated, a leading global supplier of interconnect solutions, has released the next generation of Brad® mPm® DIN Valve Connectors featuring the addition of Form C and Form Micro housings. Combining IP67 sealing properties with an external-thread design, the mPm DIN valve connector range provides superior cable retention for increased performance and reliability. mPm DIN valve connectors simplify the manufacturing process and reduce overall applied costs for hydraulic, pneumatic and electromagnetic drive systems.
The external nut on the Molex mPm DIN valve connector provides greater and consistent torque, which ensures cable retention and high reliability. The mPm DIN connectors achieve a sealing performance from dust and water to IP67. Cable retention force is increased by up to 115 percent compared to traditional internal nut designs. The innovative new design reduces the number of components in the connector, making customer assembly and secure mounting easier and quicker.
"The Brad mPm DIN valve connector range is recognized throughout the industry globally and the name has become synonymous with high performance and reliability," says Gilberto Rizzo, global product manager, fluid power, Molex. "In comparison to similar products on the market, the internal volume of the DIN Form C housing is increased by 30 percent with no change to the external dimensions of the connector."
The mPm external-nut design reduces the number of individual components within the DIN valve connector to simplify assembly and mounting. Since the housing of the new design does not protrude past the toe of the nut, the external width of the connector has not increased and thus has no impact on the customer's application.
"In a newly-designed product or as a drop-in replacement, there's no impact on space requirements. mPm DIN connectors are superior to internal nut versions in terms of improving overall handling, wire routing and speed of assembly," adds Rizzo.
Molex mPm DIN connectors are supplied ready-to-use in single sets, or as bulk components, to save assembly time and per-part costs. The one-size-fits-all design accommodates PG9 and PG11 cable and up to 9mm cable outer diameter, so customers can reduce their connector inventory. Pre-terminated and overmolded mPm DIN valve connectors are also available in standard lengths. Standard circuitry options include LED and bi-polar LED indicators, blocking diodes to protect against over-voltage or peaks, and voltage-dependent resistors (VDR) to protect supply and switch.
The Brad mPm DIN valve connectors from Molex conform to Industry Standard EN 175301-803 (formerly DIN 43650) for electrical connectors commonly used with solenoid valves, especially those used on valves in hydraulic and pneumatic systems. All Molex manufacturing facilities are ISO9000 and ISO14000 certified. For additional information about mPm DIN Valve Connectors and Brad products, please visit www.molex.com/link/mpm.html.
About Molex Incorporated
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