Connectivity+ focuses on the customer

With its Connectivity+ strategy, HARTING offers industrial customers concrete, customised services that optimally complement the classic core functionality of a connector. These include the user-friendly online configurator and a "digital twin" (the digital image of the connector). Connectivity+ solutions deliver additional benefits for our industrial customers over the entire life cycle of a connector.

Industrial customers need a lot – but not complexity

HARTING's extensive product portfolio provides the best solution for every user and almost every technical challenge. However, customers must also find their way through the diversity and complexity. Hoods and bulkhead mounted housings, inserts, contacts, modules, tools and accessories are available in a wide range of product variants and interfaces. Before placing an order, designers have to find out which interfaces are suitable, which components fit together, and whether their technical requirements are satisfied. In the past, this process cost much time.

The HARTING eShop: Fast digital self-service in the highest quality

Users can select their interfaces themselves in our eShop: From product search to product customisation, with many helpful functions such as a watch list, product notes or the derating tool including documentation and engineering data. Orders for individual products and entire configurations can be made directly in the eShop or via one of our affiliated distributors.

Implement customised solutions, even for a "batch size 1"

Some designs are so customised that it's not possible to use a standard interface. That's why designers appreciate the option to customise the required component themselves in the online configurator (e.g. to select the housing outputs as needed). So even the smallest order quantities of single-item batches ("batch size 1") are possible. All configuration data is automatically saved in the system as a digital twin for connectors under its own article number and provided with the corresponding documentation. This enables a repeat order to be easily triggered.

Connectivity+ is more than just a plus for customers:

  • Efficient workflows and process reliability
  • Accelerated construction process
  • Samples for quick prototypes
  • Batch size 1
  • Customised designs
  • Just a click away: engineering data, data sheets and much more product-related data
  • Digital twins for connectors – for all types of applications
  • Technical feasibility testing
  • Cost-saving design before and for the series production
  • Economical design-in process
  • Workflow combining physical and digital components

More services to accompany the connector's life cycle: easy installation, integrated development, optimised maintenance.

Norbert Gemmeke
Managing Director of the Global Business Unit HARTING Electric