A clean connection: Han® F+B for the food industry

Food industry players who want to shorten set-up times and production stoppages can do so by using connectors. As a result, HARTING developed the Han® F+B series. The series’ design is intended to provide strong resistance to detergents, functionality in the widest possible temperature range (-40 to +125° C), and to prevent the build-up of dirt.

Accordingly, round shapes as well as smooth surfaces and transitions were chosen. An interface for food production must also be resistant to the water jets used to clean equipment (IP6K9K). Han® F+B meets these requirements. Mating and unplugging is easy, safe and fast. Special grip knobs on the housing components ensure secure handling even in humid environments. If machine downtime occurs, users no longer need to open a cable gland on the control cabinet to decouple field devices. Costly detaching and re-establishing hardwired connections is eliminated, and stoppage times are shortened.

For secure identification, the connectors are blue. The housings can be used with hybrid contact inserts for data, signals and power. This makes it possible to optimally configure future-proof machine design for processing units, including Ethernet. The maximum power is 16 A/500 V. An adapter permits users to integrate inserts of the Han® 3A size: the bandwidth ranges from RJ45 interfaces via signal inserts with a maximum of 21 pins up to power contacts for currents of 40 A.

The HARTING Technology Group is one of the world’s leading providers of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of Data, Signal and Power and has 14 production plants and 44 sales companies. Moreover, the company also produces retail checkout systems, electromagnetic actuators for automotive and industrial series use, charging equipment for electric vehicles, as well as hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, mechanical and plant engineering, robotics and transportation engineering. In the 2017/18 business year, some 5,000 employees generated sales of EUR 762 million.

HARTING Stiftung & Co. KG
Detlef Sieverdingbeck
General Manager
Communication and Public Relations 
Marienwerderstr. 3
32339 Espelkamp
Phone: 05772 47-244
Fax:     05772 47-400
Additional information at www.HARTING.com