New Han® modules for compressed air, energy storage and Ethernet

14 APRIL 2021

Greater capacity, less weight

Han-Modular® pneumatic double module for the installation of powerful compressed air networks in industrial connectors.

In the Han-Modular® series, HARTING offers numerous connectors with which the energy efficiency of machines and systems can be sustainably increased. The latest example of this is the Han® 300 A module. It fits in with the classic development goal for energy storage systems by enabling more capacity with less weight. Today’s energy storage systems often work with outputs of 200 A / 800 V DC. Future applications with higher energy density will require transmissions of 300 A / 1200 V DC and more. The Han® 300 A module is the matching interface.

The Han® 300 A module is suitable for connecting new energy storage units, as well as for upgrading existing systems (being plug-in compatible with the Han® 200 A module). Equipped with touch-safe contacts, it can be connected directly to the busbar or integrated into storage drawers.

The M12 connector format is new to the Han-Modular® range. Two connectors, either X- or D-coded, each fit into one module. In this way, for example, it is possible to integrate 10 Gbit/s Ethernet into a modular interface in a particularly compact, space-saving manner. By comparison with conventional RJ45 solutions, the M12 interface is significantly more robust. All common bus systems can be easily adapted, including Profibus, Profinet, CAN, Ethernet Cat. 5 and Cat. 6A.

The trends towards greater digitization and modularization will also continue to grow:The Han® Shielded Power Module represents a space-saving and easy-to-maintain alternative to hard-wired shielded power cables. The module features three power contacts (16 A/400 V) and is suitable for connecting frequency-controlled drives, for example. Moreover, the series has also been supplemented with an EMC-protected module for signal transmission: with a large-area shield transfer and a 360° shield plate, the Han® Shielded Module Basic not only offers good shielding, it also enables a great deal of transmission in a compact installation space. Up to 27 shielded D-Sub contacts with 4 A/32 V can be plugged in.

There are already several solutions for 360° shielded data transmission in the Han-Modular® programme, including the Han® Megabit module, among others. A new feature, however, is an adapter for the module that allows it to be plugged onto printed circuit boards. The module features 8 data pins and a shield contact and enables Ethernet transmission with two lines according to Cat. 5 or with one line according to Cat. 6A.

Introducing the Han® Pneumatic Double Module, a new HARTING connector for compressed air transmission will be launched in the current quarter. The contacts of the interface have a larger connection range of 8 or 10 mm. This enables the design of compressed air transmission with sufficient capacity to operate valve terminals for various consumers.

What’s more, the double module is also easy to assemble: A push-in solution using the proven quick connection technology and alternatively a conventional pneumatic connection are available for the hose connection. The combination can be inserted into the module – tool-free. With this module, HARTING is now further expanding its range of compressed air interfaces: Systems with internally and externally calibrated pneumatic tubing of 3, 4, 6, 8 or 10 mm can now be reliably installed with the help of pneumatic modules.

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