Coming up with design solutions is always at the forefront of the mind at Weidmuller. Recognising the need for excellent, high quality products but compact and clever to suit the demands of industrial installations is always a top priority. Weidmuller’s Omnimate range of products offers just such a solution.
Weidmüller’s OMNIMATE® PGK 4 feed-through terminal for tight spaces
Weidmüller has developed the new OMNIMATE® PGK 4 through-panel terminal with PUSH IN connection system, specifically for times when space for applications is limited, and flexible, space-saving connection systems are needed, such as when installing devices with a panel or enclosure feed-through.
The PGK4 feed-through terminal is a convenient and cost effective solution enabling simple and secure installation in housing walls. Incorporating Weidmüller’s innovative PUSH IN connection system means a conductor connection is provided on the inside and outside of the device which is easy to operate, without any tools. It also meets the need for permanent and vibration-resistant contacts. Stranded wire conductors with a ferrule (DIN 46228/1) and single-stranded conductors can be directly plugged in on the PGK 4 feedthrough terminals. Conductor connections with a cross-section of up to 4.0mm² with ferrules are possible and users can perform a simple function check at any time using the easily accessible diagnostic test points.
The PGK 4’s ease of use results in reduced installation costs. The connection blocks enable a large number of poles to be quickly and simply assembled, without taking up valuable space, thanks to the sliced construction. This means that users can engage the slices with incredible ease and fix the terminal block in the housing cut-out in a matter of seconds. The terminal block engagement mechanism developed by Weidmüller ensures a safe and reliable hold for the device feed-through and is suited to panel thicknesses of between 1.50mm and 3.00mm.
Future-proofed, halogen-free materials and numerous approvals mean that the terminals can be used for even more purposes in new device designs. The rated data of the PGK 4 feedthrough terminal complies with IEC 60947-7-1: rated voltage of 500V, rated impulse voltage of 6 kV, rated current of 32A. The terminals are made from Wemid and classified as flammability rating V-0 according to UL94. The Wemid insulating material permits use up to a continuous usage temperature of 120°C.
The PGK 4 feedthrough terminals can be clearly labelled on the top and bottom such that the legend can always be read regardless of mounting position.
Compact OMNIMATE® Signal LMF PCB terminals with innovative PUSH IN connection system
Weidmüller’s new, compact OMNIMATE® Signal LMF PCB terminals with the innovative PUSH IN connection system meet the stringent design requirements of industrial devices needing a reliable power supply connection system. These requirements include a 250V voltage supply, high electrical safety for the insulation material and access to cable wiring to suit the relevant application.
The PUSH IN connection system results in valuable time savings and features an integrated test point and variants with 90° and 180° conductor outputs. The integrated test point allows users to safely access potential during service work, which simplifies maintenance and improves ease of use. In addition, the PUSH IN system ensures reliable contact with the connecting line. Conductors with ferrules and single-stranded conductors can be plugged in directly.
The LMF PCB terminals enable users to remain flexible: conductor outputs from above (180°) or the side (90°) allow for designs with different wiring direction configurations. Two solder pins per pole ensure a high current-carrying capacity and a stable seat for the terminal unit on the PCB. There is no need for additional fastening elements. The LMF PCB terminals are available with 5.0mm and 5.08mm grid dimensions and as 2 to 24 pole versions.
The LMF PCB terminals are produced from Wemid insulating material. With a continuous usage temperature of 120°C, the standard value of PA (100°C) is exceeded by 20K.
The rated voltages (according to IEC 60664-1 / 04.07) of the LMF are 250V/ 4kV/ 3 (classification III/3), 320 V/4 kV/ 3 (classification III/3), 400 V/ 4 kV/ 2 (classification II/2). The rated current of 24 amps max. up to an ambient temperature of 40°C is limited by the maximum permissible loading of the conductor according to IEC 60947-7-1.
For designs requiring a screwdriver operated system rather than the ‘pusher’ actuation element the LMF is also available in a LMFS variant giving a choice of conductor connections.
Weidmüller’s on-demand, 72-hr sample service can be used to order OMNIMATE® samples, in addition to samples from their device manufacturing components and electronic housings portfolios to any location worldwide.