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Field wireable M8 and M12 connectors and T-couplers
Use to make custom patch cable lengths from existing cables or bulk wire
Turn a prewired sensor into a quick disconnect
Terminate field devices on a I/O block
Use T Splitters with our ZIPport modules to bring multiple sensor signals into one port
What I am going to show you is how to take one of AutomationDirects Field wire-able cable connectors from MURR Electroniks and go from this to this. These are a plastic bodied screw style terminal meaning – you will only need a screwdriver and possibly wire strippers and a pair of pliers to assemble. I am currently assembling an M12 male straight cable connector with 4 pins. This is being assembled to a 4 wire sensor cable with an M12 90 degree female connector made onto the opposite end. Automation Direct offers a huge variety of cables with 3, and 4 pin wires with M8 and M12 connectors in several styles. AutomationDirect also offers the cable connectors in many styles in M8 and M12 sizes like: male and female straight connectors, male and female 90 degree connectors in 3, 4 and 5 pin configurations. These screw style terminals only come in 4 and 5 pin configurations. I have already pulled this cable out of its bag and as you can see, the wiring pin out is on the bag label. If for some reason you do not have the bag, you can find these pin outs on our website at: automationdirect.com. This label tells us the pin out for this particular 4 wire cable. Our brown wire is pin number 1, our white wire is pin number 2, our blue wire is pin number 3 and our black wire is pin number4. Next is our cable connector. This one is already assembled off of a wire, so I will disassemble and explain each part included in this bag. This connector has 5 parts. First is the threaded plastic compression nut. Next inside the housing is a plastic compression ring, then our rubber grommet/ cord grip, then our plastic housing and last is the plug itself with screw style connectors inside. There is no specialty assembly with these, as long as they are assembled in the correct order. On the parts bag is a set of visual assembly instructions showing which order the parts mate up. The conductor wires on our cable need to be stripped. Next slide each component onto the cable in the order we took them apart. Once the first 4 parts are on the cable, we refer to our cable pin out found on the cable package. Using a small screwdriver like our WERRA screwdriver I am using, connect up each conductor to the corresponding terminal. If you look closely at the inside of the plug, you will see the terminals are labeled. (point with screwdriver) Once our cable wires are connected, we can slide the plastic housing up and tighten it to the plug, then fit the rubber grommet/cord grip inside of the housing, then the compression ring and last, tighten the threaded plastic compression nut. This will give us an IP67 rating when all parts are tightened onto the cable. Now our cable is complete. Thank you for watching this AutomationDirect tutorial.