The Module Connect is a new kind of plug-in connector for the connection of electric cables, fibre-optic cables and pneumatic hoses. It is characterised by a space-saving, low-profile housing and can be used wherever a large number of cables have to be connected in an installation space as small as possible . In 2018, the Module Connect won the Red Dot Design Award.
Thanks to the simple modular design, a unique plug-in/disconnect point can be configured as a single module consisting of several different connector housings. Each housing can be fitted with up to four different connector inserts.
The housings can then be joined together, making an almost unlimited number of module variations possible in terms of individual widths and height. Due to the low-profile housing design, the Module Connect saves a lot of space and enables a high contact density for every application.
1 Flexible assembly
Mounting bracket for wall and floor installation as well as joint connection
2 Quick identification
Individually printed and colour-coded identification plates: 60 characters per housing
3 Lightweight and robust
Fibre-reinforced, high-performance polymer: up to 50% lighter than conventional rectangular connectors
4 Tried and tested inserts
Up to four HARTING Han Modular inserts per housing, e.g. pneumatics, power, BUS, signal: 100 plug inserts to choose from
5 Polarised without additional coding
Individual housing configurations by combining several assembled connectors: connected in seconds
6 Safer strain relief
Strong and easy to handle due to one-piece, screw-on clamping jaw
7 Tightly sealed
Various sealing elements adapt to different cable diameters: 3 or 4 cable outlets
In the case of maintenance, igus has provided a plug-and-play system to enable quick maintenance. Previously, maintenance work took about four hours, which could often only be carried out by two employees. A replacement of the energy supply system now takes about 45 minutes with just one person using the new interface concept, the Module Connect from igus.
GHD Hartmann is one of the first customers to use the Module Connect connector. End customers of GHD Hartmann easily replace the energy supply with the plug-in connector from the modular system.
Where the automation of machines and industrial plant is concerned, there is a whole series of different reasons to decide in favour of pre-assembled energy supply systems.
Manufacturing costs decrease, sources of errors are practically excluded. Less project planning work is needed whereas reliability increases. Possible areas of use are in assembly/installation engineering and handling technology, in conveyor technology or in mechanical engineering.
The connector modules can be adapted to the filling and geometry of the e-chain in one or more layers. This enables ideal cabling in terms of function and design for every application.
Combining the system with the universal strain relief system from igus enables secure attachment directly in the connector housing. The soft elements used enclose the cables and hold them securely in place without damaging them. Visually reminiscent of a honeycomb, the flexible structure adapts itself to different cable diameters which provides universal strain relief.
For Module Connect, there are a variety of application possibilities, such as at the chain fixed end or moving end, between two e-chains or for the insertion of cables in terminal boxes or switch cabinets.
The Module Connect adapter joins the Module Connect plug-in connector and the energy chain together to form a composite assembly.
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