CDM Electronics, an authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables based in Turnersville, N.J., is now a stocking distributor of Binder USA’s circular connectors, cordsets and adapters for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries.
Engineered to provide power and Ethernet connectivity to process-automation equipment while significantly reducing production downtime, according to CDM officials, the cordsets are designed to withstand vibrations, chemicals, high-pressure washdowns, and extreme or varying temperatures at bottling, processing, distribution, and packaging facilities.
Devices are available in industry-standard M8 and M12 circular interface configurations, and are supplied standard with 3 to 12 gold-plated contacts and a maximum rated voltage of 250V. They feature a white overmold with a grey PVC cable and a stainless-steel locking nut to ensure durability. Detailed specifications pertaining to Binder’s full portfolio of cordsets for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries are accessible online from CDM.
The cordsets offer a customer-specific solution to streamline the initial installation and replacement of sensors and actuators to the central control panels in factory and production automation applications where hygiene is critical. The washable interconnects are most commonly used in food and beverage processing, beverage bottling and distribution facilities, and are suited for use in pharmaceutical and chemical processing and packaging.
The units are IP69K rated for use where high pressure and high-temperature washdown is mandatory to sanitize equipment, and the devices feature smooth surfaces to avoid bacteria and residue buildup. The M12 cordsets are UL certified and suitable for temperatures from -40° to 105° C. M12 cordsets are also Ecolab certified to resist harsh chemicals, cleaning, and disinfecting agents. They come in a variety of lengths and with a choice of connector configurations. Interconnects complying with all applicable ASTM food standards are also available.