Leading global connector manufacturer and supplier, ITT Interconnect Solutions has announced the industry’s first fully-sealed (IP69K) RoHS compliant high-temperature signal connector. The new Metr1x range is designed to provide complete reliability and guaranteed signal integrity in extremely harsh environments and was specifically developed to fulfil the need for increased functionality and vibration resistance in complex thermodynamic conditions. ITT ICS developed the new Metr1x connector drawing on expertise gained through its highly successful Quadrax military and aerospace grade connectors and QXM12 mass transit range. The Metr1x series is available in different housing variations to suit applications as diverse as heavy diesel or gas engines, agricultural machinery, power generating units and industrial automation through to defence systems and robotics.
Available in multiple receptacle variations, the Metr1x series features CGK size 20 contacts. The mating face adheres to M12 industry standards and allows 2, 3 or 4 way versions and standard cable configurations. Special screw-in variants allow for direct replacement of cable gland configurations and optional end bells are available. A crimped housing eliminates cable overstressing and provides sealing up to IP68 (water ingress protections of a minimum 2 hours when immersed in up to 4m depth).
Metr1x connectors operate at 100VDC with a current rating of 4A and provide complete EMI shielding. Devices conform to UL94-V0. The stainless steel design, sealed to IP69K standards, remains fully dry and functional even in conditions involving heavy salt spray, engine oil, diesel, kerosene and similar noxious fluids. Proven in temperatures up to 150degC, Metr1x withstands vibration up to 20G and shock to a maximum of 50G, protecting vital signals particularly during combustion control and regulation procedures. Claims Patrick Bauer, Global Metr1x Product Manager at ITT ICS: “No other connector on the market can currently meet these specifications within the small housing size of the Metr1x series.”