M8, M12, and MINI 7/8” form factors have become an industry standard for robust and watertight quick-connect applications. Used primarily on sensors, actuators, instruments, and devices, these circulars are now an essential component on most industrial machines.
We’ve learned over the years that the greatest benefit a customer can receive from a cordset manufacturer is fast delivery of quality products. At Phoenix Contact, we are committed to developing our portfolio, technologies, and capacity to handle growing demand. We’re investing millions in capital to expand cordset output by millions. Whether you are a large OEM requiring hundreds of thousands of cables or just a handful of pieces for MRO, our logistics run seamlessly.
M8 and M12 signal cabling
Our M8 and M12 stocked product is made with 105°C yellow PVC. Our M8 products are ideal for areas with space constraints or devices with the smaller M8 interconnect. The cable is sunlight resistant and is offered in both shielded and non-shielded variants. M12s with 18 or 22 AWG wires are PLTC (Power Limited Tray Cable) rated, which allows easier cable routing according to NEC guidelines. Configurable cables are now available in black and gray PVC.
M12 Ethernet cabling
The high-flex 600 V TPE jacket has become the industry standard for Ethernet on machine, and it is now available from stock in addition to our traditional PUR cable material. North American production offers both D- and A-code variants.
- D-code M12 uses a 4-wire SF-UTP cable for speeds up to 100 Mbps
- A-code M12 uses an 8-wire SF-UTP cable for speeds up to 1 Gbps
M12 for Hazardous Locations
In many process applications, it is not just the measuring and evaluation devices that must satisfy the requirements of the standard for potentially explosive areas. The connection components must also meet these demands. We offer UL Listed M12 cabling for Class I, Division 2 and for Class I, Zone 2 IIC in Groups A, B, C, and D.
M12 cabling for potentially explosive areas is supplied with a locking clip. It can only be opened using a screwdriver and prevents accidental disconnection of the plug-in connection.
NPT threaded M12 and MINI 7/8” receptacles
National Pipe Threading (NPT) receptacles provide a sealed disconnect point for threaded devices and enclosures. This newly-expanded series is ideal for use with either instruments or control cabinets. The product range is geared toward industrial applications and offers various form factors to match current and voltage requirements.
MINI 7/8" signal and power cabling
Our MINI 7/8" program offers three different series to accomodate various application requirements:
18 AWG - PLTC-rated yellow PVC jacket for 300 V signals
16 AWG - STOOW-rated yellow PVC jacket for 600 V signals
14 AWG - STOOW TC-ER-rated black PVC jacket for 600 V power
M12 and MINI 7/8" DeviceNet™
DeviceNet™ is ideally suitable for clear automation tasks, due to the ultra-compact SMA format of the CIP (Common Industrial Protocol). DeviceNet™ is standardized in European standard EN 50325 and is maintained by ODVA (Open DeviceNet™ Vendor Association). It is one of the main fieldbuses used for material handling and industrial vehicle applications. Both M12 MINI 7/8" products via trunk and drops support the physical layer of this protocol.