Han-Modular® - New (shielded) modules for future-proof power, data & signal transmission
Han-Modular® stands for the combination of power, data and signals – like no other connector. In fact, the series established the trend towards modular connectors. The system is not only highly versatile, but also flexible and future-proof. New and future requirements can be rapidly and conveniently integrated into the existing modular system.
Higher power transmission with up to 300 A / 1200 V
The market for energy storage systems is currently undergoing a very dynamic phase. Existing requirements are changing, new requirements are being added, while power density is on the rise and systems must become more efficient at the same time.
Today's systems are operating with 200 A / 800 V DC. Future generations will require even higher power densities with up to 300 A and 1200 V.
With these demands in mind, HARTING has developed the 300 A module, which is downward compatible with the proven 200 A module. Consequently, the new module can also be plugged into the 200 A module (in which case only the lower rated power would be available). Therefore, existing systems can be easily upgraded. The new module is designed so that both direct connections to a busbar and installations in slide-in systems are easily possible. The market requirement for the module to be touch-proof on both the socket and pin sides is also met.
Integrate 10 Gbit/s Ethernet into modular connectors
The demands for higher transmission rates are driving the continuous development of data interfaces. This not only applies to the office area, but also to the industrial arena, where the advantages of modular interfaces especially come into their own. All the common, standard bus systems can be easily adapted, including Profibus, Profinet, CAN, Ethernet Cat. 5, Cat. 6A and Cat. 7A.
Thanks to the M12 module, there is now a further possibility to integrate 10 Gbit/s Ethernet into modular connectors. The module enables a significant reduction in required space, as two D- or X-coded M12 connectors fit into a single module. Moreover, compared to conventional RJ45 solutions, the M12 system is more robust and offers greater operational reliability.
Creating modular interfaces for shielded lines
The new Han® Shielded power module has three power contacts and one PE contact for connecting typical three-phase loads. It also has two signal contacts for temperature monitoring, brakes, etc., as well as a large shield that allows EMC-compliant connection of the cable shielding directly to the module. It represents an alternative to the hardwiring of shielded power lines while also allowing such connections to be made alongside other modules in the Han-Modular® series in one hood or housing.
HARTING has tested the new module in practical applications in the EMC laboratory: the EMC characteristics of the shield in the Han® Shielded power module are entirely suitable for typical drive applications such as frequency-controlled three-phase motors or other loads. This makes it possible to plug in shielded power lines and it is easy to use and allows direct connection of the shield to the module. As a result, installation times for machines and systems are shorter, whether in a factory or at the end customer's site.
The series will also have an EMC-protected module for signal transmission. With a large shield and additional 360° shielding plate, the module not only offers excellent shielding, but also ensures a high transmission volume in minimal space. 27 shielded D-Sub contacts up to 4A / 32V can be plugged in. Under the name Han® Shielded Module Basic, this new product will be a simple and cost-effective way for users in the machinery and robotics sectors (for example) to integrate shielded transmission into modular connectors.