The German connectivity specialist ESCHA presented its new M12-connectors with plastic locking nut for the first time. As of now, these are available in four different colours, especially adapted for demanding applications in utility vehicle area or agriculture. The plastic locking nuts developed by ESCHA are extremely robust and provide a cost-effective alternative to stainless steel. Through their unique design, they can be tightened by hand as well as with a torque wrench. They meet standard IEC 61076-2-101 and fulfil the high protection degrees according to IP67 and IP68.
Plastic locking nuts dispose of a decisive advantage over stainless steel locking nuts: They are a cost-effective, but no means a cheap alternative. Due to high-quality plastics, they are temperature resistant and are perfectly suitable for applications in the field of mobile automation. In this environment, containments with pressurised water, mud or oil are typical. Additionally, it is predominated by extremely high temperatures in the summer and extremely low temperatures in the winter. Plastic locking nuts and grip bodies from ESCHA can easily be cleaned and withstand temperatures from -30°C to +90°C. Furthermore, UV stabilizers prevent them getting porous or rough.
The new connectors are optional available with black, grey, red or blue plastic locking nuts. This helps the user to easily mark, match and differentiate the connectors in the end. Clarity in the application enhances noticeably and mismatching while mounting can be avoided.