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The 10 Best HARTING Connectors For Your Industry

One of the most important considerations when designing an electrical setup for an industrial application is making sure you have the right connectors for the task. This can be difficult as these will vary from sector to sector, as every industry has its own requirements and environmental factors that will need to be taken into account.

HARTING has become one of the most respected manufacturers of high-quality connectors because its portfolio is designed to address this challenge head-on. The brand offers tailored connectivity solutions for a wide variety of industrial applications, meaning that no matter what your specific needs may be, there is likely to be a HARTING product available to meet them.

Northern Connectors has been a proud supplier of HARTING connectors for over 25 years, and is the one of the few UK distributors to provide access to the complete HARTING connector range. As such, we have teamed up with HARTING to create a guide to the very best products the brand has to offer for ten of the most common industrial applications.

Machine Tools: Han® 1A

Han® 1A is one of the newest additions to HARTING’s hugely successful portfolio of Han® industrial connectors, and is perfectly tailored for the needs of machine tooling and facility construction applications due to its miniaturised design.

Requiring up to 30% less space than the established Han® 3A, this product provides users with all the benefits of a modern network, thanks to its lightweight yet durable polyamide plastic design, its strong transmission capabilities and its versatile modular system of inserts.

These qualities have ensured that Han® 1A is widely used in a range of mechanical engineering applications, including tools and modules used in heating and cooling units, fans, control terminals, lighting systems, drives and vibration conveyors, as well as various railway vehicle applications.

To explore the HARTING Han® 1A series in more depth, click here

Food & Beverage Processing and Packaging: Han® F+B

The food and beverage industry has exacting standards and requirements for any electronic equipment and components used in food processing, bottling and packaging. They need to be easy to clean, preventing dirt pockets and bacteria from accumulating, and must also be tailored to account for the various contamination rules used in the different zones of food production.

Han® F+B addresses these needs with its innovative design. All hoods, housings and seals used with these connectors are IP69K rated, meaning the connections are fully protected from the water jets used to clean equipment, and cleaning and disinfecting agents can flow unhindered.

With their smooth finish, impurities and bacteria are prevented from accumulating, ensuring the very highest standards of safety and hygiene can be met. The connectors also offer simple, versatile and reliable performance, with a wide functional temperature range and compatibility with all types of industrial power, data and signal applications.

To explore the HARTING Han® F+B series in more depth, click here.

Logistics & Conveyors: M12 and M23

Logistics and conveyor applications require connectors that are robust, compact and able to guarantee signal integrity in the harshest of environments. HARTING’s M12 and M23 connectors are able to deliver on all of these requirements, which is why they have become commonly used in these applications.

HARTING offers a huge portfolio of field-assembly M12 connectors including field-wireable cable plugs, ready-to-use patch cables, panel receptacles and corresponding accessories, with a wide range of termination options and strong environmental protection. This makes them cost-effective and easy to use in high-specification scenarios.

Meanwhile, HARTING’s M23 circular connectors provide compact and robust interfaces for power, signal and data, with many possible combinations of hoods and housings, locking variants and inserts. With various modular options available and full metal housing offering excellent ingress protection and electromagnetic resistance, these connectors are highly versatile and ideal for transport and packaging systems.

To explore HARTING M12 connectors in more depth, click here; for the M23 range, click here.

Robotics: Han® DD High-Density Inserts

One of the key challenges of the robotics sector is the need for increasingly sensitive, narrow and flexible sensors to perform complex assembly operations. HARTING’s Han® DD High-Density Inserts are designed to facilitate this through an efficiently miniaturised design and shielded data transmission.

The Han® DD range offers a contact count up to 108 ways. With increased contact density, they are able to make efficient use of space, ensuring lower costs due to the higher number of contacts per interface.

The multipurpose Han® DD range is known for being versatile and easy to use, and new modules with higher contact densities are continually under development to further improve the performance of these products.

To explore Han® DD High-Density Inserts in more depth, click here.

Mass Transportation: Han® HPR

Mass transportation applications require reliable electronic performance and high-end protection from the elements. This can be achieved through HARTING’s Han® HPR range of heavy-duty power connectors and accompanying hoods and housings, all of which are designed to withstand the toughest conditions.

Manufactured with die-cast aluminium, the Han® HPR range provides the highest level of environmental protection and corrosion resistance, with products in various different sizes and configurations for compatibility with different system designs.

These products have been designed with rail car-to-car or motor connections in mind, with a focus on ease of use and ample space built into the hoods and housing, making installation, connection and disconnection a simple process.

To explore Han® HPR hoods & housings in more depth, click here.

Renewable Energies: Han-Modular®

Renewable energy applications are often varied and challenging, but many of the key requirements are universal: versatility, ease of installation, robust design and cost-effective performance. The Han-Modular® range from HARTING has become the market standard for modular connectors in the renewables sector and beyond, by fulfilling all of these requirements.

The Han-Modular® series consists of inserts designed to meet the needs of specific customers, with individually designed modules that can be combined to supply machinery and equipment across different transmission media, including support for signals, data, power and compressed air.

The modular inserts have been created with the support of potential users and are optimised for simple assembly. With millions of potential mating faces arrangements, Han-Modular® can offer a highly flexible and adaptable solution for any renewable energy application, offering cost savings on components and the entire system.

To explore HARTING Han-Modular® Connectors in more depth, click here.

Electromobility: EV Range

Efficient and easy-to-use connectivity solutions are at the heart of modern electromobility technology, which needs to be reliable, robust and well-designed in order to deliver fast charging for private and public vehicle charging facilities. HARTING’s extensive EV Range includes a number of products and accessories designed specifically to meet these needs.

Its product lineup includes the ergonomic and reliable AC Mode-3 charging cable, as well as a range of AC solutions for wallboxes and charging stations, a DC fast charging cable and various PCB, ethernet and other industrial connectors for use in charging station applications.

HARTING’s EV Range is designed to meet a wide range of customer needs and specifications, with flexible product options offering comprehensive infrastructure solutions for energy, signal and data transmission, and meeting the very highest industry certification standards.

To order any product from within HARTING’s EV Range from Northern Connectors, please get in touch with us today.

Automation Technology: PushPull V4 Industrial

Robust, simple connection technology is at the heart of the systems that form the backbone of automated IoT environments. HARTING’s PushPull connector system has always delivered these benefits, and the PushPull V4 Industrial connector provides further improvements and enhancements to ensure best-in-class performance.

PushPull connectors are designed to be disconnected and reconnected securely in a matter of seconds, making them ideal for modular and flexible industrial applications that need to be regularly reconfigured. The latest version of the connector also offers an enhanced housing material that protects it from aggressive chemicals and other environmental challenges.

Additionally, the newest PushPull V4 Industrial connectors are equipped with a rotation lock to secure the locking element when inserted. Providing reliable and user-friendly performance, these connectors can deliver simplified and safe handling, even in demanding environments.

To explore HARTING PushPull V4 Industrial connectors in more depth, click here.

Energy Distribution & Storage: Han® S

High-performance connectors such as HARTING’s Han® S range play a key role in facilitating the effective functioning of energy storage modules using lithium-ion cells. This  secure connection technology is specially optimised for modular battery storage systems, and offers several key advantages for these applications, and can also be used in many other applications where safe and secure high-current connections are required.

With compact and flexible housings accommodating contacts for currents up to 200A and 1,500V, Han® S is designed to be simple to use and connect without tools. Bulkhead housings can be flexibly rotated through 360 degrees, with straightforward locking processes and visual/mechanical coding to prevent the terminals from being mixed up.

Han® S is also the first special high-current battery connector designed to meet the relevant UL and railway standards for stationary energy storage systems, and offers high-end shock and vibration proofing to ensure reliable performance in almost any application.

To order your Han® S connectors from Northern Connectors, please get in touch with us today.

Industrial IoT: T1 Industrial Single Pair Ethernet (SPE)

Industrial IoT applications depend upon robust and reliable connector technology to realise the benefits of an always-online, always-connected industrial environment. HARTING’s T1 Industrial Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) has been recognised by the international standards body IEC as the future of SPE connectors for industrial applications, underlining its unique benefits.

Thanks to the advancements made possible by SPE technology, the T1 Industrial range allows users to supply both data and power across a single pair of wires, connecting devices through end-to-end IP-based communications, allowing data sharing from cloud systems all the way down to field level, using industry-standard protocols. These connectors are lightweight and compact, with simple setup and installation processes.

Offering the capability of achieving Gigabit Ethernet speed over long distances and multi-Gigabit speeds in the future, these future-proof connectors are ideal for industrial IoT applications where reliable data transmission is essential across the entire site. The technology also offers high shock and vibration resistance, strong environmental protection and a long service life.

To order your T1 Industrial SPE connectors from Northern Connectors, please get in touch with us today.

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