HARTING Han® Ex Connectors for Explosive Environments Now Available in North America

Elgin, IL , December, 2017 – HARTING’s Han® Ex connector series have been certified to the National Electric Code’s NEC 500 standard for use in Class I, Division II hazardous locations, making them available for use across North America. An ideal alternative to hard-wiring electrical connections, the Han® Ex range is particularly well-suited for applications in the oil and gas, mining and chemical industries and in process automation. When compared to hard-wiring electrical circuits, Han® Ex connectors increase installation speed and safety while reducing downtime for maintenance downtime and trouble-shooting.

All Han® Ex connectors offer IP65/67 protection class in the mated position. Inserts and housings are available for for sizes 3A to 48B. Their contact inserts provide a high number of poles while meeting the standards of the ignition protection class even in the tightest spaces. For example, up to 24 contacts can be located in the size 24B housing. Crimp and screw terminals as well as HARTING’s proprietary fast connection technology, Han-Quick Lock®, can be used for creating connections. Housings are equipped with cable outlets for thread sizes M20 to M40.

Their reliable and vibration-proof Han® Ex contacting provides maximum safety even in demanding applications. Extremely robust metal locking levers lock the connector and can only be released with a tool, preventing it from being opened by accident in an explosive atmosphere. Their blue colour makes for easy identification of inherently safe circuits.


The HARTING Technology Group, family owned and based in Germany, employs more than 4,300 people globally with subsidiaries and branch offices in 40 countries. With production facilities in Europe, Asia, Mexico and the United States, the HARTING portfolio of connectivity solutions focuses on multiple levels, from the machine to the device and into the communication infrastructure. The U.S. facility in Elgin, Illinois is one of three HARTING locations that manufactures the HIS product line (HARTING Integrated Solutions - backplanes) and custom cable assemblies. HARTING also has custom cable assembly capabilities in Mexico and Brazil. The company’s core business is intelligent and high-performance connection technology. HARTING works in almost all industrial markets with a focus on requirements for robust, reliable connectivity solutions.

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