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Omron Expands New Next Generation “M12 Style” Smartclick™ Connector Line With Panel Mount Versions

May 2008—Schaumburg, IL USA—Omron Electronic Components LLC announces the expansion of their Smartclick™ connector line making available the XS5M panel-mount plugs and XS5P panel-mount sockets in both front and rear panel-mount versions. These IP67 rated circular industrial connectors feature a one-touch bayonet locking system, enabling connection in just 1/8th of a turn. When coupled with Omron’s XS5 connectors they provide a superior circuit connection (as compared to traditional screw style connectors) and an audible and tactile click indicating secure locking. They are also compatible with traditional screw-on type M12 connectors already available in the market. They are shipped with 0.5 meter long 20AWG color-coded leads. By utilizing Omron’s Smartclick™ connector system, assembly time will be reduced significantly when compared to screw styles. Assemblers will experience less fatigue, and easier “blind mating” . The connectors also provide optimum seal performance when compared to screw styles because the chance of over or under tightening seals has been eliminated. Improved shock/vibration resistance combined with a connector that will not unscrew ensures the connection thus reducing costly equipment downtime.


"The industry is embracing Omron’s Smartclick™ connectors. The addition of these panel mounts will enable industrial automation system and component manufacturers the chance to take advantage of the Smartclick™ system,” said Cami Marsh, Marketing Communications Coordinator of Omron Electronic Components LLC