M12 Field-Wired Connector allows tool-less installation.

Press Release Summary:

Insulation Avoidance Connector (IAC) has pin-shaped contact that is forced into end of conductor. Pin makes contact with stranded wires of conductor, without removing insulation. Connections are rated for 4 Amps of current. Elastic material of insert ensures proper connection and provides gas-tight and vibration-resistant connector. 4- and 5-pin versions are available, for use with 20 to 26 AWG cables, and are rated to IP 67.

Original Press Release:

Tool-less Installation for M12 Field Wired Connectors with New, Innovative Insulation Avoidance Technology

Minneapolis, MN-TURCK Inc. has announced the Insulation Avoidance Connector (IAC) which applies a new technology to an old problem of wiring cables and connectors in the field. This new style of field wiring connectors is a convenient alternative to other termination methods such as crimped, screw terminals or soldered contacts. Instead of stripping and soldering, the individual conductors are simply placed into an elastic insert and the assembly is then screwed together. The field wireable connector can be assembled in less than 30 seconds!

The IAC field wireable connector uses a new contact technology that provides a simple, tool-less installation and a completely secure electrical connection. The advancement includes a pin-shaped contact that is forced directly into the end of the conductor. This pin is then in contact with the stranded wires making up the conductor, all without removing any insulation. This connection is electrically superior to IDC or screw terminal technology because of the large surface area of the pin that is in contact with the conductor. IAC connections are rated for the full 4 Amps of current supported by the eurofast® connector design. The elastic material of the insert used
to ensure proper connection also provides the added benefit of a gas-tight and vibration resistant connector. The TURCK IAC field wireable connectors are available in 4 and 5 pin versions, for use with 20 to 26 AWG cables and are rated to IP 67.

TURCK is a leading supplier of advanced sensing solutions to help manufacturers improve their automated processes, products and profits.

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