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Connector reduces space in servomotors

Posted: 21 Nov 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:servomotor? servomotors? ITT Electronic Components? circular connectors? circular connector?

The CmX series servomotor interconnect system from ITT, Electronic Components may replace two traditional circular connectors for a wide range of servomotor sizes. These low-profile connectors are 50 percent smaller and lighter than conventional circular connector designs with significantly lower installation costs, said the company.

The CmX series connector features a simplified connection design that replaces conventional circular connectors, which require a large number of components and at least twice the length and four times the diameter to house the same components as CmX connectors, according to the company. The design also reduces the connector footprint on the servomotor by half and is one-third the height of traditional circular connectors.

Installation is also easier. The design enables installation in four steps, and includes a new clamp technology that minimizes the space required for cable strain relief, shielding and sealing components.

The CmX series connector family will be introduced in a number of sizes compatible with the various flange diameters and power requirements of servomotors currently on the market and in development. They are currently offered in three sizesthe Cm2 for flanges less than 40-by-40mm, Cm3 for flanges up to 100-by-100mm and Cm5 for flanges up to 150-by-150mmcovering a power range from less than 5A to more than 40A.

Each connector size has varied dimensions for the power cable entry and power connector, while the feedback cable entry and feedback connector dimensions remain similar across the connector family.

All connectors in the CmX series are completely sealed and shielded for high reliability and provide a high degree of vibration and shock resistance. The connectors feature IP-67 sealing, a housing that contains power and feedback insulators, and a first-make/last-break power ground contact electrically linked to the shell. They consist of a zinc die cast shell, Fluor rubber sealing parts, high temperature insulator material and high-quality contacts. They meet all requirements for DIN EN61984 safety compliance.

Servomotor applications include machine tools, packaging, factory automation, material handling, printing, food packaging, assembly lines, motion control, marking and labeling, robotics, production machines and laser trimming systems.

Pricing varies depending on connector size and design options. Lead times start at three weeks.

- Gina Roos

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