Sealcon: M23/M40 Hybrid-Ready for Global Supply Chain Challenges


September 13, 2021

The complex global supply chain has a an ever-stronger demand for customization along with the desire for more data collection. Manufacturers and OEM’s are attempting to gain productivity improvements and uncover new ways of streamlining manufacturing and supply chain production. Sealcon can help with its vast portfolio of products. Among them is our Hybrid connectors which combine various electrical and data functions in one unit. Sealcon Hybrid connectors combine offering equipment status and transmission power with easier field maintenance. They transmit power, signals, (analog) and data/Ethernet (digital) all within one connector shell. Sealcon Hybrid connectors are available in M23 and M40 sizes and have many advantages.

Sealcon’s M23 hybrid (4+4+4) Circular Connector is the compact all-in-one solution for the transmission of power, Industrial Ethernet (IE) and signals. The plug-connector series unites the separate, shielded data transmission on 4 contacts according to CAT.5e with a high processing power on 4 additional power contacts (up to 28A and 630V). Data transmission rates of up to 500 MBit/s are possible without any problems. In addition, 4 other contacts are available for signal transmission. The assembly time is minimal, and the Ethernet element is simply snapped into place. Sealcon also has a more powerful option for larger power transmission the M40 connector.

The M40 Hybrid is a robust powerhouse. It combines the power of the standard series with the versatility of a hybrid connector. This circular connector transmits power up to 55 A and parallel data rates up to 100 Mbps. A special feature of the M40 Hybrid are the high electrical characteristics of the signal contacts. They enable users in servo technology to achieve transmission rates of up to 300 V/7 A for brakes.

Some of the advantages of Sealcon Hybrid connectors are one connector instead of 2 or 3 (=> at least halving), reduced space requirement, shorter processing time for connector assembly, reduced costs, less weight on the end device (e.g., motor), several cables can also be brought together in one connector (Multi). There is also a push for “OCT” or One Cable Technology.

Single cable solutions with hybrid connectors (OCT – One Cable Technology) are becoming increasingly important in automation and robotics. They transmit power, signals, and Ethernet in one connection. This saves assembly time, space, and money.

The Sealcon M40 Hybrid connector is also available with a Twilock-S option. The Twilock-S option makes Sealcon circular connectors intermateable with Speedtec by Intercontec/TE. It is now possible to spec in a Sealcon M40 Hybrid Twilock-S into an existing Speedtec application. 

A characteristic feature of Sealcon connectors is their absolute suitability for industrial applications. Metal housings protect the sensitive and impact-sensitive contact inserts safely and reliably. The various housing insert designs and contacts can be combined and thus offer the user a wide range of variants. Choose Sealcon Quality.

Sealcon circular connectors have many advantages

  •    –   Robust Design
  •    –   Mechanical Protection of the Contact Inserts
  •    –   No Protruding Plastic Inserts
  •    –   Better Impact Protection
  •    –   Good Processability
  •    –   Time Savings in Connector Assembly
  •    –   Potential Separated Shields for Ethernet
  •    –   Universal Approvals
  •    –   Modular Concept (many variants in design and application)
  •    –   Twilock-S Quick Release Fastener (Intermateable with Speedtec)


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