Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, announces new Lumberg Automation brand wash-down connectors. Optionally available as single-ended or double-ended actuator/sensor cord sets, these connectors come with an M8 or M12 thread and a hexagonal stainless steel coupling nut. Resistant to aggressive chemicals and cleaning agents, these new connectors have an operating temperature range of -40 to +105°C. They also satisfy the IP67, IP68 and IP69K requirements for ingress protection. As a result they can be high-pressure cleaned, and are therefore ideally suited for use in areas where stringent rules of hygiene apply (i.e. in the food and beverage sector, chemical and pharmaceutical industries). The seal of quality by ECOLAB attests to the suitability of the connectors for wash-down applications worldwide. Other features include gold-plated crimp contacts, high shock and vibration resistance, and simple installation. The wash-down connectors guarantee reliable data transmission even under harsh environmental conditions to keep equipment up and running. By combining standardized M8/M12 connection technology with an extremely robust design in the new wash-down series, Belden has added an innovative solution to its Lumberg Automation brand. “These connectors ensure a high level of operational reliability at all times and even in the most demanding applications. They are also easy to install,” said product manager Fabian Seymer. Connectors are available in 3-, 4-, 5-, or 8-pole versions (M8 3 or 4 poles) with a contact resistance ≤ 5 milliohms. Nominal current, rated voltage and rated impulse voltage are in accordance to DIN EN 61076-2-101 and DIN EN 61076-2-104. Insulation resistance is > 10 9 ohms. Available in a cream-white color, the connectors have compact polypropylene housings. Lumberg Automation, a Belden Brand, means dependable signal transmission – even in harsh industrial environments. In several industrial industries, automation technologies make things move. Since the early 1980s, industrial automation customers have trusted the Lumberg Automation brand to deliver the quality connectors and wiring components necessary for maximum reliability of their dynamic automation technologies. Lumberg Automation products have outstanding compact design, chemical resistance and high mechanical and electrical loading capacity. From single- and double-ended cordsets to centralized or decentralized field bus components, the Lumberg Automation brand offers optimal solutions. For more information about Lumberg, please visit www.lumberg-automation.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for product inquiries. About Belden Belden Inc., a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.belden.com; follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc Belden, Belden Sending All The Right Signals, Lumberg Automation and the Belden logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Belden Inc. or its affiliated companies in the United States and other jurisdictions. Belden and other parties may also have trademark rights in other terms used herein.