New product on market, and U.S. President Obama visits HARTING!
April 27, 2016
MONTREAL—HARTING Technology Group is launching a new Han B bulkhead mounted housing on the market: it is equipped with a hinged cover, which automatically closes when the connector is removed. The hinged cover effectively protects the interior from external influences via a spring. This special spring on the bearing pedestal presses the hinged cover against the housing with sufficient pressure to prevent water spray and dust from entering the interior.
The new housing is locked with Han-Easy Lock levers, which are easily closed, provide a good sealing effect, and have a low operational force. In an unplugged condition the new bulkhead mounted housing meets the requirements of IP44, and in the plugged condition, such as in combination with a suitable Han B hood, it complies with the IP65 protection class.
The Han B connector range, with its housings and inserts, covers the entire range of industrial requirements for professional connection technology. Introducing the new Han Snap Cap Mechanism allows HARTING to expand the options within the Han B range for protecting electrically powered applications against external influences. The application possibilities of the bulkhead mounted housing with hinged cover range from wind turbines and wind energy systems, cranes and switchgear, all the way through to trains and trams, for motor connections in areas exposed to water spray, for example.
In all these applications, the Han B bulkhead mounted housing ensures reliability of operation – also under extreme conditions. Users can choose from standard sizes ranging from 6B to 24B.
Hail To The Chief
U.S. President Obama visited the HARTING booth at this year’s Hannover Messe (HMI 2016) trade show.
President Obama opened the world’s largest industrial fair on Monday, April 25, 2016 – and included a stop at the HARTING booth in his walk-around with German Chancellor Angelika Merkel.
The photo above—with Jon DeSouza on very left—received lots of attention in Germany’s news and B2B media.
The HARTING Technology Group, family-owned and based in Germany, employs more than 4,000 people globally with subsidiaries and branch offices in 40 countries. With production facilities in Europe, Asia and the U.S., the HARTING portfolio of connectivity solutions focuses on multiple levels, from the machine to the device and into the communication infrastructure. The North American facility in Elgin, Illinois is one of three HARTING locations that manufactures the HIS product line (HARTING Integrated Solutions – backplanes) and custom cable assemblies. The company’s core business is intelligent and high-performance connection technology. HARTING works in almost all industrial markets with a focus on requirements for robust, reliable connectivity solutions.
Photo (see jpg attached): HARTING’s new Han B Snap Cap bulkhead mounted housing automatically closes when the connector is removed. Image courtesy of Harting.