The new M12 Varioport tolerance-compensating M12 housing screw connection from Phoenix Contact compensates housing and PCB production tolerances up to one millimeter quickly and easily.
When it comes to solutions involving IP67 protection, interaction between PCB components and IP67 housing mechanics is a prerequisite. Despite the tolerances associated with the soldering process, the mechanical ports of the contact inserts on the PCB must match the housing feed-throughs. This is the only way to ensure that the assembled PCB is inserted correctly into the housing. Consequently tools such as mounting templates or exact and therefore expensive CNC (computerized numerical control) manufacturing are often used in production.
A simpler solution is available in the form of the tolerance-compensating M12 housing screw connections. The connections are easy to mount, self-adjusting, and self-fixing. This innovative M12 screw connection for IP67 device ports is new to the market and provides an easy way to compensate production tolerances of PCBs as well as housing bore holes up to one millimeter during production and when joining the PCB and housing. Finally, the port is then automatically locked in place when the cable connector is screwed tight.