PCB Plug Connectors prevent errors during wire insertion.

Press Release Summary:

Equipped with wire guard feature, BLZP Series 5.00 and 5.08 mm connectors prevent user from accidentally inserting wires under clamping mechanism. Units incorporate universal clamping screws that are compatible with standard flat or Philips screwdrivers. Optional release levers ensure wires are not pulled out accidentally while unmating them. Available in 2-24 poles, connectors are RoHS-compliant and have UL approval.

Original Press Release:

Weidmuller's New BLZP Plug Connectors Prevent Errors During Wire Insertion

RICHMOND, VA (February 18, 2009) - Weidmuller announces the introduction of a new line of printed circuit board plug connectors with an innovative wire guard feature- the BLZP series. This new series of 5.00mm and 5.08mm plug connectors is designed to maximize customer product quality by assuring error free wire insertion.

The BLZP wire guard feature actually prevents the user from accidentally inserting wires under the clamping mechanism- a condition that would result in a substandard electrical contact. By preventing this occurrence, the BLZP saves users time that would be spent diagnosing faults, as well as costly reworks.

"Error free application is critical for our customers, and the wire guard assures that the wires are properly inserted. The introduction of the BLZP series and wire guard feature completes our product portfolio of 5.00mm and 5.08mm clamping yoke plugs," states John Froustet, product manager of PCB Solutions for Weidmuller.

The BLZP series also offers users a range of features designed to save on installation time and reduce costs. It incorporates universal clamping screws that are compatible with either standard flat or Philips screwdrivers. The connectors are available with optional release levers to ensure the wires are not pulled out accidentally while unmating them, greatly reducing the risk of damage to the installation. For improved efficiency during installation, the BLZP connectors are shipped to customers with the clamping yokes already in the open position. This eliminates the added step of opening the yoke to insert the wire during installation.

This new series is available in 2 to 24 poles in standard configurations, in both black and orange. All BLZP plug connectors are RoHS compliant and have UL approval.

Weidmuller is the leading provider of solutions for the transmission of power, data and control signals in industrial environments. The company develops, produces and sells industrial electronics, network infrastructure components and connectivity solutions such as Wireless Solutions, Industrial Ethernet, Relays, Power Supplies, I/O modules, printed circuit board connectors, terminal blocks and complete DIN Rail assemblies. The Weidmuller group has a strong international focus with manufacturing and sales locations in over 70 countries.

Weidmuller 821 Southlake Blvd. Richmond, Virginia 23236

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