PROVERTHA launches new D-Sub full-metal hoods with the most flexible locking options currently available for maximum flexibility
FLEXLOCK® bietet verschiedene Verriegelungsarten für unterschiedliche Einsatzszenarien
Pforzheim – 10 November 2021 – Flexlock® from Provertha is the new patented locking system for D-Sub full-metal hoods. For the first time, users can freely choose between several different locking systems for a D-Sub hood series in line with application requirements. The patented dual locking system offers both the conventional screw locking mechanism with knurled screw, combination slot and Allen key as well as the innovative Quick Lock® push-pull locking system. In addition, there are other locking options: the sliding lock and a locking system with insertable nut for cable-to-cable connections.
With the new Flexlock hoods, Provertha offers users a D-Sub system for highly flexible locking at equipment interfaces and for “loose” cables or cable connections. The zinc die-cast enclosure is designed for very harsh requirements in industrial automation and control cabinet construction at temperatures between -55 °C to +90 °C. The nickel-plated surface offers an attractive visual appearance for applications where good looks are important.
With the locking system Quick Lock, shock- and vibration-proof D-Sub fastenings in accordance with EN 61373 require no auxiliary tools and can be carried out in seconds with a single-handed operation. Secure locking is ensured by the acoustic and tactile feedback. Compared to conventional screw and slide locking systems, assembly can thus be carried out much faster. Existing D-Sub unit interfaces can be easily converted with low-cost locking pin sets to support the locking of the Quick Lock hood. Various locking pin versions are available for this.
The two half-shells of the new Flexlock full-metal hood can be joined together during assembly simply by snapping them into place (“snap-together design”), requiring only two cover screws at the cable outlet. This reduces assembly time and preparation costs. The spring-steel snap-together retaining springs ensure that they snap in securely and ensure reliable locking over the entire service life – even when exposed to vibration and extreme loads during operation.
The outer dimensions of the Flexlock enclosures correspond to established market standards. Thanks to this compatibility, the new D-Sub hoods can easily be used as an alternative solution in existing applications. In addition, they will be available in future in different enclosure sizes and in an angled design: as a 9-pin version with diameters from 3 mm to 9.5 mm and as a 15-pin and 25-pin version with diameters from 3 mm to 8.5 mm. The variants meet a wide range of mating requirements and can be fixed with rivets or tabs.
Full-metal hoods from Provertha excel due to their high mechanical strength, especially when used in very harsh environments. The spring-steel retaining spring reliably guarantees its function even under high loads. Thanks to the easy-to-grip design and the pre-cut threads as well as the pre-assembled locking accessories, the full-metal hoods are particularly easy to assemble. The new Flexlock hoods are available as an individual packaged kit for assembly directly on site. However, they can also be supplied in bulk packaging for cable assemblies in larger quantities.
((Bild:)) New D-Sub full-metal hoods from PROVERTHA with the most flexible locking options currently available ensure maximum flexibility
PROVERTHA Connectors, Cables & Solutions GmbH, a privately-owned business founded in Pforzheim, Germany, in 1981, has more than 800 employees at four locations in Germany and Hungary. Among the many customers from 45 countries are companies from the automotive, aerospace, healthcare, and electronics markets. A tight network of distribution partners ensures customer proximity and competent technical service.
PROVERTHA’s large range of products and services include standard and special connectors with an extensive range of accessories, including data cables, harnesses and cable looms as well as complete solutions for plastic moulding and tool making. By means of an online order service, even small order quantities from the comprehensive product catalogue can be delivered on time. A QS9000, DINISO 9001 and IATF 16949 certified quality management together with a UL certified cable assembly guarantee high product quality. The ISO 14001 certification of our manufacturing sites ensures the environmentally friendly manufacturing of our products.
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