Since it was founded near Zurich in 1892, the Stäubli Group has grown continuously, both at a technological and geographical level. The international company is now divided into three main sectors - robotics, textiles and connectors. This third sector has produced the innovative 16BL connector system, which Stäubli is now unveiling at HANNOVER MESSE 2018. The 16BL boasts numerous innovations, enabling safe intuitive use and reliable power transmission under extreme environmental conditions in a temperature range from minus 40 to plus 120 degrees Celsius.
The 16BL connector system satisfies the IP65, IP68 and IP69 protection levels, is salt spray resistant and is designed for high power ratings up to 630 A. The robust components have been optimized for safe and easy use even in the most hostile conditions. The new 45-degree bayonet locking system and the crimp and reusable AxiClamp cable connections ensure reliable results. Color and mechanical coding also enables quick and intuitive identification and connection in the field with no risk of mix-ups. A microswitch integrated into the flush-mounted socket confirms to the user that the connection is in place. If the IEC 61984 requirements are met, it can also be integrated into a safety circuit for machine enabling. What’s more, besides high numbers of mating cycles, the tried-and-tested MULTILAM technology ensures consistently high contact quality with uniformly low contact resistance throughout the entire service life.