Interconnection Product of the Year
Product Name: M12 Push-Pull Y-Circ M
Company: Yamaichi Electronics Deutschland GmbH
International Standard IEC 61076-2-012 for M12 Push-Pull with Inner Locking
The push-pull version of the M12 connector with inner locking from Yamaichi Electronics is the very first M12 push-pull design, which has been defined as an international standard. Therefore, M12 push-pull design-ins are possible now for M12 push-pull systems, without using proprietary solutions.
From the beginning, Yamaichi Electronics has been setting a new standard with the M12 push-pull with inner locking. The cable-side connector engages deep into the device socket from the inside with locking hooks. As a result, the push-pull system requires only the same installation space as a common M12 connection with screw locking.
With this technology, it is possible to completely insert the M12 socket into the device, e.g. to integrate it into a distribution box, aligned flush with its housing. The system is IP65 / IP67 water and dust proof and uses independent sealing concepts for screw-type and push-pull connector. Thus, the mixed usage of the connectors is possible in a reliable way.
The particularly long locking hooks of the cable connector are supported by the threaded segments of the device socket. This makes the system mechanically extremely robust. In addition, this offers significant advantages when subjected to torsional loads and rotational forces. This means the user takes advantage of all the benefits of the push-pull locking system: considerable time saving, miniaturisation, blind and tool-free contact mating with simple handling – all in accordance with the standardised M12 specification.
Standardisation brings security
During the international standardisation, industry-standard requirements regarding device integration and functionality were introduced and taken into account. This ensures the ideal basis for cross-manufacturer compatibility, which has already been proven between different manufacturers.
The fast implementation of the IEC 61076-2-012 in less than 2 years is further evidence of this.
Fully backward compatible
The wall-mount socket can still be mated with conventional M12 connectors with screw locking. Therefore, users are not necessarily dependent on a special cable connector and thus remain flexible.
• BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE: The push-pull device socket fits both M12 push-pull plugs and conventional plugs with M12 screw thread.
• ROBUST & SAFE: Long locking hooks lock deep inside for maximum robustness – even with torsional loads. An intelligent sealing system seals against media entry as early as possible.
• BLIND MATEABLE: Correct locking is confirmed by haptic and acoustic feedback.
• TOOL-FREE: The push-pull connector is locked by hand, no tools needed.
• SPACE-SAVING: Same space requirement as M12 with screw locking. The socket contour can be flush mounted and fully integrated into the device.
• TIME SAVING: Up to 75 %-time savings compared to M12 connectors with screw locks.
Circular Connector variants:
The portfolio of Yamaichi Electronics Germany offers many other alternatives, in different codings and designs. This allows to connect the molded metric push-pull circular connectors to all common device-side sockets.
Both the Y-Circ M push-pull variants and the sockets are standardized according to IEC standard 61076-2-012. The connectors are available in angled and straight form. The sockets can be provided as a standard variant with single wires, PCB contacts or cable outlets.
Another option for integrating the M12 push-pull mechanism are two-part socket solutions. With a simple press-in sleeve, any commercially available insulator can be made push-pull capable.
Push-Pull unlocking aid:
The unlocking aid is compatible with all straight and angled M12 push-pull connectors. The retrofittable accessory is available in different colors and can therefore also serve as color coding. The optional release aid enables the push-pull circular connector to be unlocked even in recessed installation spaces, as it is no longer necessary to reach to the front part of the housing. This means that limited installation space can be used even more efficiently.
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