TURCK Announces Passive Junction Boxes for Harsh Environments
November 19 2014
TURCK announces passive junction boxes with stainless steel ports help plants integrate multiple devices into a single unit, and consolidate the number of cables on the plant floor. The stainless steel M12 port connections allow the junction boxes to be used in harsh environments.
The passive junction boxes are available in 4-, 6- or 8-port configurations, with one to two discrete signals per port capability, so plants can consolidate multiple discrete devices in an area to a single product. A single cable then connects the junction box to a controller, eliminating the tangle of cables when individual lines are run from each discrete device. Discrete signals can be either inputs or outputs from the controller; each box includes port and unit labels, and integral homerun cables.
With a compact, low-profile housing, these passive junction boxes can be used in a variety of industrial and factory automation applications. The new boxes fit on the same mounting platform as the non-stainless steel junction boxes.
TURCK’s passive junction boxes are available in PNP LED, NPN LED and no LED options. All feature fully encapsulated nylon housings with stainless steel connectors to ensure strength and ingress resistance, and include IP68 and IP69k ingress protection. Specifications include 2A of current per signal, up to 9A total current per box, with 10V-30V operating voltage. TURCK’s passive junction boxes are certified for temperatures -40 degrees Celsius to 85 degrees Celsius.