Rugged M12 connectors for use in automation, sensors, actuators, and robotics introduced by Binder USA

June 3, 2024
These M12 connectors come in 4, 6, and 8 contacts; A-, B-, D-, X-coding; IP67 protection; and offer easy-to-automate and economical processing.

CAMARILLO, Calif. – Binder USA in Camarillo, Calif., is introducing M12 connectors as surface-mount devices (SMDs) for dense double-sided assembly of printed circuit boards in automation, sensors, actuators, and robotics.

The circular M12 connector has a 12-millimeter locking thread primarily for factory automation, actuators, sensors, industrial Ethernet, and Fieldbus, and are designed for washdown and corrosive environments. M12 connectors are for power, signal, and data connections.

These rugged connectors come in 4, 6, and 8 contacts; A-, B-, D-, X-coding; IP67 protection; and offer easy-to-automate processing. SMDs are space-saving and economical to process.

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During miniaturizing electronic assemblies, surface mounting has proven itself in component assembly with high component density. In contrast to the classic through-hole technology or through-hole reflow process, the SMD contact pins are placed on the surface and connected using solder paste instead of being inserted through the circuit board and then soldered.

This allows significant space savings; for example, many connectors can be mounted with very small distances in one plane, as is required for passive/active sensor distributors in automation technology.

The binder SMT products are available in shielded and unshielded versions, and different codings. The M12 connectors are also available as a set with different flange housings, as a built-in part in blister packaging, or in tape and reel packaging for automated processing.

All M12 products from binder provide protection against dust and water, according to IP67. For more information contact Binder online at

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