Stewart Connector, a Bel group company, announces the release of their M12 A-Code Series, targeting environments where rugged connectors are needed to power and communicate with equipment widely found in today’s manufacturing environments. This series is interface compatible with other industry standard M12 A-Code connectors.
Stewart Connector’s M12 series includes A-Code product variety including both male and female panel mount connectors and field terminatable plugs in both 4 and 5 pin options. DeviceNet, CANbus and Fieldbus communication protocols primarily use M12 A-Code connectors with either 4 or 5 pin options. The M12 series (M-metric/12mm circular connector industry standard diameter) with A-coding, or keying, prevents mismatching with other M12 versions. A-Code M12 connectors are most often used for sensor communication and carrying DC power. The M12 A-Code series offers both IDC and soldering termination options for quick and easy installations, replacements or upgrades.
All of Stewart Connector’s M12 products are IP67 rated when installed, adding to the reliable nature of these connectors in industrial environments. M12 connectors have been a popular standard in factory automation sensors and power applications while expanding into robotic applications and alternative energy solutions.
Stewart Connector products are available at Digi-Key, Mouser and Newark.