New Industry Products

Compact Pluggable Terminal Blocks Can Reduce Mounting Time

May 01, 2015 by ABB

ABB has launched the new pluggable terminal blocks series which helps industrial equipment manufacturer reduce installation efforts and optimize inventory levels.

Mounting and testing time is reduced by connect-ing subassemblies with pluggable terminal blocks and harnesses. The pluggable termi-nal blocks enable easy on site configuration and eliminate the need to stock a vast range of preconfigured solutions. 

“The new SNK pluggable range has been developed to help customers increase their productivity by optimizing the factory com-missioning and secure their installation on-site”, says Frederic Stuckelberger, Connec-tion Product Group Manager, in ABB´s Low Voltage Products Division. “Instead of wiring one terminal at a time, cables can be easily combined into assembled wiring harnesses equipped with plugs. Thus all the manufacturing, testing and commissioning operations are optimized, costs are saved and labor time is reduced by up to 90%.”

The new range is particularly suited for appli-cations where products can withstand harsh conditions, such as marine, switchgears, elevators or railways. It has successfully passed the most severe vibration, shock, temperature rise and vibration tests.   
ABB pluggable terminal blocks offer a 15% footprint reduction compared to market average. The optimized size of the plugs provide larger marking surfaces for better visibility and identification of circuits. It is easy to create female plug assemblies without tool-ing from 2 to 15 poles by using only 2 plug variants which will reduce the stock of unitary plugs by up to 30%. The sub-assemblies of the industrial equipment can also be easily disconnected for transportation. 

The SNK series pluggable terminal blocks comprises the PI-Spring technology and the screw clamp technology. SNK pluggable terminal blocks combine the benefits of SNK smart connections with the flexibility and performances of the plug-in connection The connecting capacity is going from 0.2 to 6 mm² (26 to 10 AWG).


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