Subminiature connectors meet highest demands on protection and flexibility 03 January 2022

The compact and highly flexible circular connectors of binder's 670 series withstand demanding protection requirements. Rated as particularly innovative among more than 100 products, the connectors have now received a prestigious award.

Form factor, protection degree, signal integrity – these are key features of binder's award-winning NCC series 670 (Not Connected Closed). Thanks to a special design feature, the extremely flexible, space saving subminiature connectors can achieve IP54 protection when unmated and IP67 when mated. Thus, they are resistant to physical contact, dust and splashing water on all sides (IP54, unmated) and dust tight as well as protected against temporary submersion (IP67), respectively.

This property is beneficial, for example, in test and measurement as well as medical applications that are subject to limited installation space and also have special requirements for protection against environmental influences. Other applications include temperature analysing instruments, lighting, signage and further equipment in washdown environments.

Permanently protecting the pins from contact, dust and moisture under all operating conditions is a challenging task for any supplier of electromechanical connectivity solutions. In general, products achieve their specified degree of protection only when mated. If they are not connected, protective flaps or covers are used as standard market measures. For users, however, this often means restrictions in design or handling.

NCC technology, a special design feature of binder's 670 series, overcomes these disadvantages, a spring-loaded plastic cover inside the connector housing protects the contacts from the ingress of particles, dust and splash water. It also ensures that the pins are enclosed in a contact-proof manner and protected against external mechanical impact. Compared to conventional competitive products, the 670 series male cable connectors and female panel mount connectors enable particularly robust, compact and cost saving connection solutions in harsh, demanding environments.

Developed more than 30 years ago, the connectors of the binder 670 series have now received a prestigious award - the silver medal at the '2021 LEAP Award' (Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program) – an annual competition that recognises particularly innovative and forward thinking products in the design and engineering space. Twelve independent judges, including recognised engineering and academic professionals, selected the most award worthy products from more than 100. Sponsor of the LEAP Award is the US media company WTWH Media with its publications 'Design World', 'Fluid Power World', 'EE World' and 'Fastener Engineering'.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

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