The preLink® system’s special operating feature is the separation of the – to date – fixed fixed and inseparable connection between cable and connector into two separate units. Whereas in the past cable and connector could only be connected once, preLink® features two separable units. The first unit is composed of connector, sockets, couplings and PCB connections with an identical connector for the preLink® connector block.
The connector block is the second unit – the centrepiece of the system. It can accommodate up to eight stranded or solid conductors, which are shortened and contacted with nippers at the same time in a single process. Completely reliable and suitable for assembly in situ, the cable fits any preLink® component and can be inserted or removed and swapped at any time. This means that cables and connectors can be interchanged individually or installed separately.
This modular system is already available with tried and tested RJ45 solutions for IP20, as waterproof PushPull connectors or sockets, for linking M12 connectors and also as extenders for line extensions. In order to adapt the system to the requirements of device developers even further, HARTING is expanding the preLink® portfolio in spring 2018 with the addition of an M12 socket, which can also be used as a wall duct. But the main preLink feature at this year‘s HANNOVER MESSE is the direct connection of a preLink® connector block and a circuit board – with the preLink® PCB socket. This gives device developers a quick and easy way of making a secure Ethernet connection with a circuit board. Unlike hardwiring, the connection can be reversed at any time.
Deployment in conjunction with HARTING pre-assembled preLink® cables provides users with totally reliable and user-friendly connection technology. Where sensitive systems such as fire alarms and other safety applications are concerned, the potential for error associated with individual wiring is easily reduced.
The addition of the PCB socket makes the preLink® system a truly complete cabling solution for 1/10Gbit Ethernet. IT, building automation or industrial applications – all possible interfaces can be connected with the modular preLink® solution rapidly, securely and reversibly.
The HARTING Technology Group is one of the world’s leading providers of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of Data, Signal and Power and has 13 production plants and branches in 44 countries. Moreover, the company also produces retail checkout systems, electromagnetic actuators for automotive and industrial series use, as well as hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, robotics and transportation engineering. In the 2016/17 business year, some 4,600 employees generated sales of EUR 672 million.
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