Hygienic M12 coupler connector for thermometer connection head

The use of an M12 coupler connector at the connection head of a thermometer, rather than standard cable outlet, enables quick and safe connection. In the hygienic, food and pharmaceutical industries such a design is also being demanded ever more frequently.
Used, plant manufacturers like to depend on pre-assembled cables with fitted connectors, since this completely eliminates having to fix the single strands in to the thermometer head. Happy required for assembly and for disassembly during calibration or when replacing the instrument can thus be reduced considerably. Another advantage is that, in case of changing out any instrument, incorrect re-wiring could be avoided.
In general, it is also worth noting that, to ensure the operational safety of plants and because of their maintenance and servicing, it really is imperative that equipment is simple to completely clean and that moisture protection reaches a maximum. These requirements apply for all process components, also outside the process (in the ?splash zone?).
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WIKA has adapted the full-metal M12 coupler connector, familiar from the TR21 (TR21-A, TR21-B, TR21-C) products, to the cable outlet for thermometers with connection head and therefore enabled a straightforward and reliable connection with a 4-pin M12 connection cable. The high-quality sealing idea of this connector in addition has shown in the extreme requirements of autoclavable sensors. As well as the already established TR21 miniature resistance thermometers, that have been designed for the high IP requirements of sanitary applications, WIKA now offers thermometer products with connection heads ? models TR20, TR22 (TR22-A, TR22-B), TR25 ? with a hygienic M12 coupler connector for the hygienic, food and pharmaceutical industries.

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