Harting North America, Elgin, Ill., has expanded its PushPull device connector family and its RFID transponder lineup with VT92, optimized for use in North America.
The PushPull family features a new 10 pole PushPull Signal for delivery of analog, low voltage and bus signals in all power ranges. Ten contacts transmit rated currents of 5 A with conductor wiring gauges of AWG 24 to AWG 18. The PushPull product line IP65/67 is rated for deployment in temperatures of –40º to 158º F (–40º to 70º C). Contact inserts are screened to ensure full EMC interference protection. Like all members of the Harting’s PushPull lineup, the connector locks with a click for fast, reliable connections.
The PushPull lineup is available in many profiles to suit a wide variety of signal, power or communication demands, which include models for power and data (RJ45, USB, Fiber Optics) as well as a hybrid for combining up to 5 A of power and data in a single unit. PushPull connectors are available in two small sizes in both metal and plastic, for installation in machines, plants or for connecting distributed devices. The small size (IEC 61076-3-106, Variant 4) complies with the requirement for generic cabling. The larger size (IEC/PAS 61076-3-117 Variant 14) follows PROFINET guidelines widely used in plant automation. The modularity of these connectors allows the user to fit different contact inserts even when the exterior dimensions are identical. All models are designed for simple and swift commissioning in the field without special tools to minimize installation times. For example, PushPull RJ45 offers inserts for Cat.5 and Cat.6e in two different termination styles, with tool-less IDC contacts or piercing contacts.
In addition, Harting has given its new VT92 transponder for North America a read range up to 5 m by adjusting the antenna structure to pitch to 920 MHz. Passive UHF RFID operates globally from 866 to 930 MHz, but within this range there are target frequencies based on the location of the user. For Europe, it is typically 866 to 868 MHz and for North America and Asia it is 905 to 930 MHz; tags designed to transmit the same way globally sacrifice read range by not targeting a particular regional frequency. By pitching to the North American frequency, the VT92 nearly doubles the usual read range for tags on metal read by a stationary reader.
Suitable for virtually any RFID applications, the VT92 is small, with an IP69K housing that ensures consistently reliable operations in –85° to 410° F (–65° to 210°C) storage temperatures. That high heat resistance makes it autoclavable—ideal for medical sterilization applications, like instrument and other trays used in hospitals and research facilities. It can also be used in large-scale deployments in transportation and logistics, factory automation and machinery, such as the paint shop in car manufacturing plants.
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