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What are the Advantages of a Rear Panel Connector?
Rear panel connectors make installing connectors in a control panel easier and help optimize cable build processes. By using rear panel connectors, the pre-wired assembly can be simply snapped into back from inside the cabinet (rather than feeding wires through before terminating to the connector). This saves substantial time while installing. In addition, processes can be optimized as assemblies can be built in a separate location from the cabinets.
Efficient pre-assembly of rear panel cable harnesses saves time and money
Until only recently, the application of rear panel connectors in switch cabinets required substantial effort that could not be avoided. Pre-assembled cable harnesses and connector parts must be inserted from the inside of the switch cabinet into a bulkhead mounted housing attached to the inner wall of the cabinet. This can be a rather complex challenge.
But no more: The new rear panel connectors of the Han-Eco® B series provide valuable time advantages for equipment using the Han® B industry standard. For installation, both ends of the cable harnesses can be rear-mounted from the inside of the switch cabinet into the bulkhead-mounted housing.
The rear mounting option considerably simplifies the assembly of cabinets and therefore saves time and money. The switch cabinet units and the cable harnesses can be pre-assembled separately. This allows for the work to be divided up in a more optimal way; processes can even be outsourced, if necessary in order to facilitate even more efficiency and therefore increase productivity.
Combinations with Han-Modular®
In addition to monoblocks for Han®B, the Han-Modular® range can also be used in a plug-compatible fashion in the new Han-Eco®. The hinged frame allows the modules to be integrated into the plastic hood or housing. As a result, this considerably increases the application possibilities for plastic housings in manufacturing.
Metal and industrial plastic connector versions are intermateable
Further advantages result from the plug-compatibility of the Han-Eco® B with standard metal Han® B housings. Thus, combining plastic and metal hoods and housings does not imply any time-loss when it comes to system conversion. Parallel use is also possible, since both variants can be integrated homogeneously into your production equipment. This makes it easier to respond with a flexible solution to customer demands. You can also continue to use existing testing facilities, since they fit both material versions; there is no need for changes or additional effort.
Your benefits at a glance:
- Savings of time and cost due to rear mounting options
- Separate pre-assembly of entire cable harnesses possible – thanks to the option to rear assemble inserts as well as hinged or holding frames subsequently by snapping these components “from the rear”
- Reduction of manufacturing cost by better division of labor
- No time-losses when introducing plastic connectors as a new standard in your production facility, since metal and plastic variants are fully intermateable
- Full corrosion resistance due to use of plastic housings
- Fire-resistant according to UL94-V0