M12 Push-Pull with inner locking according to IEC 61076-2-012
Apr 13, 2023
The push-pull version with inner locking of the M12 connector from Yamaichi Electronics is specified in the international standard IEC 61076-2-012. This makes design-ins for M12 push-pull systems possible without having to utilise proprietary solutions.
Yamaichi Electronics has set a new standard with the M12 Push-Pull with inner locking. The plug on the cable side locks from the inside deep in the device socket via locking hooks. As a result, the push-pull system requires exactly the same installation space as a common M12 connection with screw locking.
With this technology, it is possible to integrate the M12 connector socket completely recessed into the end device, e.g., the distribution box. The connector socket can still accept conventional M12 connectors with screw locking. Users are therefore not necessarily dependent on a special cable connector and remain flexible.
The system is IP65/IP67 waterproof and uses independent sealing concepts for screw-type and push-pull connectors. Mixed use of the connectors is thus reliably possible. In addition, the connector socket uses a standard O-ring - ensuring the easiest possible assembly and integration.
The locking hooks of the cable connector are on the inside and metallic, so they are optimally resistant to mechanical stress, e.g., by stepping on them when unmated. They are also particularly long and lock deeply into the socket. Thus, the system is guided and is mechanically extremely robust, e.g., under vibration. This also offers significant advantages when exposed to torsional loads and rotational forces. All connectors are electrically shielded and ensure electrical performance even at high data rates.
The user benefits from all the advantages of push-pull locking: Significant time savings, miniaturisation, blind and tool-free mating with the easiest handling - and all this in accordance with the proven M12 specifications.
Standard means safety
During the international standardisation process, industry-standard requirements regarding device integration and functionality were integrated and complied with. This ensures perfect cross-manufacturer compatibility, which has already been proven between different manufacturers.