TE Connectivity (TE) is expanding its range of M12 connectors.

The latest connectors, with eight and twelve pin positions for direct mounting onto PCBs and panels, complement field-installable connectors and cable assembly solutions.

The new connectors, which are UL certified and have an IP67 rating (indicating that they are dust-tight and waterproof down to a depth of at least 1m), ensure efficient, high-quality and reliable signal transmission. The high pin density on the 12-pin connector in particular provides customers with a very compact design.

“Our new plug-in PCB connectors are easy to install and help to increase production efficiency and decrease installation cost in digital factories,” says Ruud van den Brink, product manager industrial communication.

Van den Brink suggests applications for installers in industrial automation, machinery, industrial ethernet, sensors, and other areas where IP67 protection is needed. He continued: “Adding this product to our portfolio allows us to better serve our customers and accommodate their needs for higher signal and data transmission.”