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New Han-Modular frame makes assembling a modular connector easier than ever

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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HARTING intros its new building block system that includes over 100 different modules for combined power, data and signal options.

MONTREAL—With the introduction of a new spring-loaded frame to the Han-Modular building block system, HARTING is making it even easier and faster to create a modular connector that precisely fits each application.

The Han-Modular lineup now includes over 100 different modules for power, data and signal that can be combined virtually without limitation.

The new “hinged frame plus” for Han-Modular connectors features an additional stainless steel spring that holds the frame in the open position during assembly so modules can be easily fitted into their proper position for faster assembly, and time and labour savings.

All module positions (A to F) are evident at a glance; while an additional marking—a black triangle—indicates the orientation for proper insertion of modules into the frame.

The frame windows have been optimized so that the modules are automatically centered as the frame is closed. Upon locking, there is a clearly audible “click” and the spring holds the frame securely together—dispensing with the locking tab used in the past.

Since the general design of the previous hinged frame is maintained in “hinged frame plus”, the new design is fully-compatible with all Han-Modular connectors, the market standard for modular industrial connectors. No compromises need be made in terms of mechanical stability.

The HARTING Technology Group, family-owned and based in Germany, employs more than 4,300 people globally with subsidiaries and branch offices in 40 countries. With production facilities in Europe, Asia, Mexico 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 U.S. 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. Company information available at


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