HARTING® Han-Power T® Connectivity Solutions on Display at IMTS 2012

ELGIN, IL - HARTING® (www.harting-usa.com), a worldwide leader in electrical and electronic connectivity, will feature its Han-Power T® connectivity solutions at the 2012 IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show), Chicago, McCormick Place, September 10-15.

Han-Power T components are used for power and signal connectorization to provide a single, quick electrical connection for multiple devices to a single power line. A key element in this connection design is the ease of installing and servicing these cable drops. Instead of two different connectors for power and control, a single Han-Power T connector has a contact arrangement custom tailored for both types of wiring. Power and control lines traverse the "top" part of the T as feed-throughs, while drops to individual drive motors exit the connector via the "down leg" of the T. By pre-engineering cables and motor drops in this fashion, on-site installation time is reduced, along with the high costs and wiring errors that are common in hardwired solutions.

The control lines use a smaller wire size than the power lines to conserve on copper usage and hold down costs. This means different pin size inserts for the two different lines. Mechanically, internal conductors must provide both the straight feed-through and right angle electrical paths, and the connector as a whole must pass UL testing.

The customizable Han-Power T system is rated for up to 600VAC power service, and up to 250V signal service. Power and signal inserts for the connector are available in different configurations for different wire sizes and current carrying capacity. For added safety, there is a locking clip on the Han-Power T connectors, which prevents inadvertent disconnection while the system is powered up. The locking clip must be removed manually before disconnecting the power and signal lines at the T connector, which is normally done only after electrical power is turned off.

More information and information on how to order free samples can be found at www.harting-usa.com or by calling 877-741-1500.


Founded in 1945 in Minden, Germany, the HARTING Technology Group is privately owned and employs approximately 3,400 people globally across more than 40 subsidiaries and branch offices. With production facilities in Europe, Asia 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. Product offering includes electrical and electronic interconnect products, backplane solutions, network components and cable harnesses for various industrial and high reliability markets. HARTING strives for the next design challenge to help serve its' customers better.


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Jill Shea

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HARTING Inc. of North America

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E-mail: Jill.shea@HARTING.COM

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