Heavy-duty multi-wire connectors are used wherever there is a need for a secure, simple and time-saving assembly of machinery and facilities. The connector housings are made of die-cast aluminum or thermoplastic and offer excellent protection.
Welcome to Kickstart where you get to see new products here at AutomationDirect. Well today I am going to show you our new ZIPport Multi-wire connectors. AutomationDirect offers many wiring solutions, so make sure you check out our latest products. We have just added 206 new parts with these multi-wire connectors. We’re going to divide these up and show you what we’ve got. You may ask yourself what these are used for? These are Heavy Duty connectors designed to maintain reliable electrical connections for multiple wires while keeping the environmental protection required for industrial environments. Multiple wire connectors make it possible to connect things like signal, power and data through these connections. They are great for things like mobile machines or say a large machine that has many stations off of it and you need to connect the power or signal or like I said, even data from one point to another. And you might be able to disconnect these or need to disconnect these quickly. This is going to make it possible, otherwise you’re going to have to have an electrician come in and connect or disconnect these every time. Now, if you’re not familiar with them or have never seen them, I bet you have, you just didn’t realize it. The next time you’re at an amusement park, or better yet, a carnival or fair, look at a carnival ride. The operator stations typically will have something like this. This will be connected on the carnival ride operator station and the wires coming from the control cabinet will go through here. They’ll connect it up and end of the day when they have to tear everything down they just disconnect, roll the wires up, and they’re ready to go. These feature Heavy – Duty metal housings and are powder coated so they are built really tough! There are 5 different frame sizes with a total of 40 different inserts. A Key point to remember is any insert will work in any housing that is the same size as the insert. Also, every insert has its complementary “mate” so if you use a male in a base housing, then you will need a female on the opposite side in the hood housing. And if you want to zoom in I’ll show you really quickly. I have a base housing here with the male connectors inside and I have a hood housing with a female connector. Plug it up and lock it down. Now, we could have flip-flopped these and used the inserts in opposite sides. It doesn’t matter; you can do it either way. These will hold anywhere from 3 to 108 terminals in a housing depending on the insert and frame size. The housings include: hoods, bases, couplers and covers. Once again, if you want to zoom in I’m going to show you really quickly again like I just showed you, we have a base and we have a hood and you will notice that this base is a single lever style. This base is a double lever style. What I have here is a coupler and a hood. The coupler has double levers and a hood. So this is used if you’re just connecting up two lengths of wire, versus having a base that would be mounted on a control cabinet. The last would be a cover, which will have the latches, and it is just to keep contaminants out of the electrical connections. Accessories include cable glands, adapters, plugs, gaskets, tools, crimp contacts, screw kits and DIN rail mounting kits like we have here. So you don’t necessarily have to use the metal style if you’re going to use on inside of a control cabinet or an enclosure you can use this style and mount it on DIN rail. All of these ZIPport wiring connectors have a 30-day money back guarantee and they have a 1 year warranty. You can find the agency approvals and the specs for these connectors on our website at : www.automationdirect.com Don’t forget: we sell many other wiring solutions as well as wire itself! Check back with us often on AutomationDirect’s websites or on Youtube.com/Automationdirect for more Kickstart videos. If you are watching us today on Youtube, please let us know what you think about these products or how you plan to use these products in your next application by dropping us a comment down below. Thanks for watching and we hope to see you again soon.