REDwire Harting’s new Han Ex connector sets made for explosion-proof environments

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Harting's Han Ex industrial connector portfolio is ideal for applications where the substance being processed or transported is explosive or combustible.

Harting has launched the Han Ex industrial connector portfolio for explosion-proof applications. The series of five size 3A sets are each comprised of a hood, housing and high pin count insert. The connectors are for use exclusively in intrinsically safe circuits of categories “ia”, “ib” and “ic” of explosion protection method “Ex i”, and are suitable for Zones 0, 1 and 2 for gas and Zones 20, 21 and 22 for dust. The “Ex i” protection method assures intrinsically safe electrical circuitry that is limited for maximum voltage, current, capacity and inductance. The Han Ex housing’s blue colour indicates that an intrinsically safe circuit is present.

Harting’s Han Ex sets are available with four, seven, eight or 12 contacts. There are three variants with crimp termination and two with Harting’s proprietary Han-Quick Lock termination technology. Other variants are available upon request.

The Han Ex portfolio is suitable for a wide range of applications where the substance being processed or transported is potentially explosive or combustible. These include gases, liquids and solids in the chemical and mining industries, grains and sugars in the food sector, alcohol and dust in pharmaceuticals, fermentation gases in waste management, thermal fuels in power generation, and even biogas plants on farms.

The Harting Technology Group employs more than 4,000 people globally, with subsidiaries and branch offices in 40 countries, including one in Saint-Laurent, Que. With production facilities in Europe, Asia and the United States, the Harting portfolio of connectivity solutions focuses on multiple levels, from the machine to the device and into the communication infrastructure. The company’s core business is intelligent and high-performance connection technology. Harting works in almost all industrial markets with a focus on requirements for robust, reliable connectivity solutions.

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