Harting set the benchmark in terms of producing & modifying connector systems for use in industrial environments.
Throughout the year we are inundated with improvements to current systems, new literature and unique concepts from Harting which for a specialist distributor like ourselves is great as it opens up the options for current and potential users. Such diversity is just one of the reasons why Harting have such a good name and strong foothold in the industry.
This versatility and forward thinking has been rewarded in recent times as Harting has just won the 2011 Elektra European Electronics Award for Passive & Electromechanical Product of the Year for their Han-Yellock industrial connector system.
The Elektra event was held in London on the 14th December and the award was presented by comedian Greg Davies as seen on the left of the picture below.
Harting UK’s Managing Director Peter Hannon received the reward (as seen second left in the picture) and was quoted as saying “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award for what has become for us a flagship product range. Harting has a long and successful history in the industrial connector sector, and the latest award serves to further emphasis our leadership in this field.”
Hartings Han-Yellock is a new industrial connector concept which retains the core functionality of the existing Han product range but differs significantly in terms of size, shape and new features. Key features of the Han-Yellock range include an internal, latched locking mechanism on the connector hood, a wide range of Han-Yellock modules to offer a large number of potential configurations, an adaptor frame for use with modules in Harting’s Han-Modular series, insulators that can snap into the front or back walls of the housing, and a protected earth (PE) contact in crimp or Quick Lock termination.
Together, these features combine to offer a connector range with improved functionality in the form of increased versatility, multiplied potential for different configurations, simplified handling, a reduced incidence of errors and maximum safety.
Potential user benefits of Han-Yellock include fewer part numbers and lower inventory requirements, less wiring work during installation, fewer steps in the workflow and quicker assembly, and reduced downtime because of the latched locking mechanism and maintenance-friendly design.
If you require any further information about the Han-Yellock then the PDF below is a great place to start.