By Design Engineering staffFluid Power Machine Building
HARTING’s Han Pneumatic Module Metal built to withstand 10,000 mating cycles.
HARTING released its Han Pneumatic Module Metal that features metal contacts that can be plugged and unplugged at least 10,000 times. The connector can also withstand pressure up to 10 bars, compared to 8 bars for the existing Han Pneumatic Module with plastic contacts. The Pneumatic Module Metal is available in variants with two (for hose ∅ = 6 mm) or three plug slots (for hoses with ∅ = 1.6 to 4mm). The female contacts are available with or without a shut-off function –a spring-loaded valve that closes over an O-ring when the connector is opened, preventing compressed air from escaping. The Han Pneumatic Module Metal can be employed in a range of HARTING connector series that take Han-Modular inserts, including Han-Yellock and Han-Eco.