Connectivity for


HARTING connectors are used for the reliable transmission of power, signal, and data in drives.

HARTING Interface and board level connectors have been used extensively in the connection of power, signal, and data in drives.  Our connector portfolio meets all design trends such as miniaturization, robustness, and higher data transfer rates. 

Connectivity for Drives

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Decentralized Drive Systems

Metric Circular Connectors & Cordsets



Wide range of metric circular connectors and cordsets in sizes M8, M12, 7/8", M17 and M23 with coding options A, B, D, L, P, S, X, and Y.  Available as completed cordsets (M8, M12, and M23) or individual components.  

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Han® Connectors



Wide range of industrial connectors in a variety of sizes and IP ratings.  Used for the transmission of power, signal, and data. 

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har-flex®: 1.27mm Pitch Board Connectors

Wide range of robust PCB connectors with 1.27 mm pitch, available in all pin even pin counts from 6-100.  Power and hybrid versions also available. 

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ix Industrial®: Miniaturized 4-8 Wire Ethernet


The ix Industrial® is a miniaturized Ethernet connector for 4-8 wire Ethernet that is 75% smaller and more robust than an RJ45.  With Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities, it can reduce the number of components needed for the transmission of power and data. 

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Design Considerations / Trends for Drives 

The below table refers to frequent design considerations / trends important for engineers designing drives.  The recommended products you found above are included and rated for how well they fit these trends.  

Higher Data Transfer Rates
Drives are becoming smaller / more compact in order to add more functionality or save space. Smaller components help reduce the size .
Drives need to send a receive more data more quickly than ever. HARTING connectors support high data speeds
All components for drives operating in industrial environments should have an IP rating suitable for that environment to ensure reliability.
M8 D-code (30% smaller than M12 D-Code) and Y-Code hybrid versions available in addition to standard options
Up to 10 Gbit/s
IP65/67 Ratings
M8 D-code (30% smaller than M12 D-Code) and Y-Code hybrid versions available in addition to standard options
Up to 10 Gbit/s
IP65/67 Ratings
Available in every pin even count from 6-100 for the perfect fit
SMT hold-downs protect against mechanical stress
75% smaller than standard RJ45
Up to 10 Gbit'/s
IP65/67 with M12 housings
Compact 1A and 3A sizes available
Up to 10 Gbit/s
IP20 - IP69K ratings available

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a drive?

A drive is a device that harnesses and controls electrical energy sent to a motor. It feeds electricity into the motor at varying frequencies and amount, which controls the motor’s speed and torque.


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