Compact, high-density D-Sub interface modules for motion control
Wago Corp. Custom Products Division has engineered a new line of 26-pin D-sub interface modules for motion control applications.
Wago Corp. Custom Products Division has engineered a new line of 26-pin D-sub interface modules (product number 51013375) for motion control applications. The high-density, male interface modules have been paired with the company’s 737-109 Triple-Deck Terminal Strips to provide efficient control-level connections for electromechanical devices. The interface modules offer straightforward integration with 1-to-1 pin contact for proper signal transmission and distribution. Use of 737-109 Triple-Deck Terminal Strips enabled a PCB that is approximately 1/3 the width of traditional blocks. The triple-stacked terminal configuration makes determining pin-to-terminal correspondence simple. The DIN-rail mountable interface modules provide convenient wiring for conductors AWG 28-12. Using CAGE CLAMP Spring Pressure Connection Technology helps modules provide fast, maintenance-free wiring along with an operating temperature range of -25 °C to 55 °C.
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