August 2017 Electronic & Mechanical Components-1

OAKWOOD, Ga.—Mencom Corporation has introduced a new series of modular inserts, dubbed MIXO, that are designed to allow different types of connections—ranging from small signal connectors with low amp and voltage, up to 200 amp connectors—housed in a single traditional rectangular enclosure. A vast number of combinations are possible because each insert is designed to fit and lock into a frame that ranges in size from 1 module to 12 modules in a single enclosure, the company said in a press release.

Each enclosure can house signal, power, data, and pneumatics contacts for the conduction of compressed air with pressure values of up to 8 bars. The inserts are mounted side-by-side to form a single compact block that mounts and locks into a metallic frame with included locking tabs. The modular system is said to provide easy and quick access to a series of contacts installed in the frame without disassembling the entire connector.

The MIXO modular inserts are reported to be extremely resistant to mechanical stresses, such as vibrations, shock, and cable loads, and to corrosion (gas-tight). They are UL 94-V0 approved and built in self-extinguishing thermoplastic material that is reinforced with glass fiber.  The MIXO series frames can be used in housings ranging from standard classic to aggressive environments, high temperature, IP68, and more.

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