Explosion-proof connectors for use in harsh-environment applications introduced by Amphenol

SIDNEY, N.Y., 14 April 2015. Amphenol Industrial Products Group in Sidney, N.Y., is introducing the Amphe-Coal EX miniature connector for harsh-environment applications like coal mining.

Apr 14th, 2015
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

SIDNEY, N.Y., 14 April 2015. Amphenol Industrial Products Group in Sidney, N.Y., is introducing the Amphe-Coal EX miniature connector for harsh-environment applications like coal mining.

The explosion-proof, heavy duty hazardous rated connector is for automated process control and instrumentation systems that must operate in harsh conditions.

Amphenol’s Amphe-Coal EX series provides a reliable connection in power distribution, data acquisition and transmission, communication systems, process control, as well as in embedded computer and other applications where zone or class-rated connectors are required.

Made up of environmentally sealed plugs and receptacles, the Amphe-Coal EX series is certified for IECEx Group 1 -- mining in Australia, and is going through MA, mining certification in China.

Used in the mining industry, this connector series is for classified facilities like underground mining sites where machinery requires more power and signal in a smaller interface.

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These compact, environmental connectors offer exceptional mating properties and come in high grade 316 stainless steel. The Group 1 shell is only offered in stainless steel, while Group II and Group III come in stainless steel, aluminum or brass. Shell sizes include 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19.

In addition to its full range of hardware styles, including the use of flameproof rated cable glands, the Amphe-Coal EX series has high quality copper contacts with silver plating (gold plating available as an option).

The Amphe-Coal EX offers high amperage to 217 amps at 1,250 and 900 volts DC as well as a broad range of inserts ranging between 2 and 79 contacts. The unit’s plug and socket, when connected together, are mechanically interlocked by means of a threaded nut retained by a locking set screw.

For more information contact Amphenol Industrial online at www.amphenol-industrial.com.

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