Users can choose from pre-assembled compact overmoulded patch leads for layout-defined volume installations or quick-delivery, pre-assembled custom “push & go” patch leads using standard cable connector piece parts for small- to medium-volume installations.
For rapid on-site field termination in tight spaces or trunking drag-through applications, Harting also offers the repeatable, fault-limiting preLink IDC termination system, assembled using a double-jaw hand press tool.
Cable connectors are available in either crimp termination styles, normally preferred for high-vibration environments such as on-train installations, or hand-tightened HARAX IDC termination for low-vibration applications. They are also provided in slim-design housings for high-density installations in either straight or angled cable entry male or female versions. The slim-design parts are available in crimp termination for A, D and X-coded mating designs.
Harting is one of the few suppliers offering M12 PushPull mating slim-design cable connectors, which allow the highest possible M12 mating density for fixing to appropriate high-port-density Ethernet switches or sensor/actuator I/O modules. Such parts offer the added feature of simple tactile handling which provides audible feedback on mating. Where panel mounted PushPull mating parts are not fitted on such devices, Harting can provide suitable PushPull to threaded M12 adapters, allowing existing installations to benefit from the improved PushPull handling features.
PushPull panel feed-through D and X-coded female cable connectors are now available which are backwards mating compatible with the standard screw threaded mating M12 connectors. This gives users the option of continuing to use existing screw threaded styles, as well as upgrading to new M12 connectors with PushPull locking.
Harting’s extensive M12 connector range includes panel feed-through gender changers, including a female-to-female version typically used in the transportation market for through-bulkhead connections: for example, linking external inter-carriage jumper assemblies to internal carriage wiring systems. Similarly, the M12 female to RJ45 female connector is often used in automation cabling applications.
The most recent M12 range extension includes straight panel feed-through X-code female cable connectors, which can be supplied as single-ended patch leads to customers’ length requirements. These are particularly beneficial for transportation rail-carriage through-bulkhead installation cabling.