Taicom introduces high quality rising clamp terminal blocks
The rising clamp blocks are available in conventional vertical (180º) mounting style, or diagonal (45º) for applications where access is restricted. The diagonal (45º) mounting versions allow the user easy access to the wire entry hole and screw. The rising clamp types also have a wide variety of industry standard pin pitches to choose from, 3.5mm, 3.81mm, 5mm, 5.08mm and 7.5mm for vertical (180º) mount styles and 5mm or 10mm pitch for diagonal (45º) mount.
Terminal blocks with rising clamp wire protection offer several advantages over more traditional wire guard blocks particularly in situations where the wire termination needs to be more secure and have greater resistance to vibration. The rising clamp method of termination also improves the protection of stranded wires and ensures that all of the strands are clamped securely. This is one of the main advantages over the standard blocks where wires can be damaged during assembly or even inadequately clamped creating a poor or high resistance termination that could cause a hot spot and possible failure of the connection.
Applications include for example process instrumentation, medical equipment, control systems, SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition), test & measurement, I/O modules, signal linking & telemetry equipment and industrial control, as well as many others.
Current and voltage ratings for the rising clamp terminal blocks range from 6A/125Vac up to 10A/750Vac depending on pitch chosen, whilst wire acceptance extends from 1.0mm2 (1.5mm2 Solid) up to 2.5mm2 (4.0mm2 Solid) again depending on the model.
clamp blocks are offered in 2 to 12 ways throughout and have an interlocking
dovetail feature as standard so that a larger number of ways can be assembled
to customer’s specific requirements. Screws have a combi head design
to allow the use of either a flat bladed or Philips style screwdriver
and are held captive within the blocks.
Click on the links below to view data on the various types of rising clamp terminal blocks available from Taicom
For more information on the full range of Taicom products available from Anglia please call +44 (0)1945 474747 or email email@example.com
This news article was published in July 2004.