HARTING has extended its preLink pre-wired connector system with a number of additional components that allow easy, quick and reliable installation under extreme environmental conditions.

preLink offers a robust and installer-friendly connection technology that is equally suitable for PROFINET communication and Gigabit requirements in industrial applications. Wiring is greatly simplified by using the preLink terminal block, which accommodates up to eight wires and is connected in a single operation involving the preLink assembly tool. This simple and very fast installation process is identical for all preLink products.

Feedback from the assembly tool confirms to the installer that assembly has been properly performed – making the preLink installation process error-free.

In addition to the existing preLink RJ45 jacks, HARTING has added the preLink RJ45 connector in IP20 design and the Han PushPull connector for V.14 (PROFINET and AIDA compliant). The preLink RJ45 connectors in IP20 are exceptionally well suited for connections from field devices such as data-collection terminals, controllers and wireless access points.

The preLink range is supplemented by D-coded M12 connectors for Fast Ethernet (100 Mbit/s) and X-coded M12 connectors for Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gbit/s.