Belden presents new field-attachable valve connectors

Belden has extended its Hirschmann product program to include new field-attachable valve connectors from the GDM series. These type B connectors guarantee both a dependable power supply and reliable data transmission, ensuring high productivity for systems and machines.

The connectors are available without circuitry or with more than 20 different electronic inserts that protect downstream circuitry against voltage surges or electromagnetic interference. Versions featuring built-in status indicators (with/without circuit protection) are also available.

The valve connectors feature industrial protection class IP65/67 (optionally IP68) and can be used within a maximum temperature range of -55°C to +125°C. Other connector features include high shock and vibration resistance, and extensive resistance to chemicals and UV radiation. Easy-to-grip housings ensure that connectors can be rapidly assembled. Rounded edges make it difficult for dirt to accumulate and ensure that it can be easily removed.

Depending on the version, the rated voltage ranges from 12 to 250 VAC/VDC, and the rated current amounts to between 1 and 10 A with circuitry and 16 A without. The body of the valve connectors, which comes with two poles and PE, is made from either black or transparent polyamide (PA). Customer-specific versions are also available on request.

Cable diameters of between 4.5 and 10.0 mm with a cross-section of up to 1.5 mm2 can be used. Connectors can be assembled simply by tightening the accompanying central screw. No additional gasket is required. Integrated strain relief compliant with UL 2238 ensures secure connections.

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