Harting has enhanced its simple, process-safe field installation preLink industrial Ethernet cabling termination system with a preLink PCB jack version which enables flexible cable-to-board connectivity within a device or machine. All the preLink connector parts are produced in rugged metal housings, enabling robust end-to-end mating. RJ45 preLink male plugs also incorporate stronger latches for extra field-installed reliability, minimizing the chances of system downtime which often occurs when fragile, consumer-grade RJ45 cabling systems are used in industrial installation environments.
The functional principle of the preLink system is based on two parts: the connector carrier and the plastic terminal module. The module has eight entry holes for finger insertion of insulated solid or stranded cable conductors, and is pressed together in a single operation with a simple 360̊ hand press tool, providing dependable IDC termination. It is then simply clicked into the connector carrier to produce a highly reliable, repeatable field termination cabling system, saving costs by minimizing assembly time without the need for costly skilled installers.