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HARTING releases RFID-equipped Han HPR connectors

September 152014
HARTING releases RFID-equipped Han HPR connectors

September 15, 2014 – HARTING expanded its Han HPR heavy duty power connectors with passive UHF RFID-equipped housings that lets users track data they define about the unit, like part numbers for requisitioning or purchasing replacements. Accessing configuration and parts information via RFID is a faster and easier way of tracking inventory and handling maintenance issues. The Han HPR RFID comes in sizes 6B, 10B, 16B and 24B. The integrated transponder has a read range of one metre and enjoys the same IP68/69K protection as the locked Han HPR housing.

Han HPR connectors are used primarily for external electrical interconnections in railway rolling stock and other vehicles, in highly demanding environments and wet areas or where sensitive interconnections have to be shielded. They offer optimum protection against external physical influences: harsh weather, extreme temperature fluctuations as well as corrosive liquids such as cleaning chemicals or oils. The rugged Han HPR is designed to be impermeable to moisture, humidity, dust and dirt throughout the connector’s useful life. This is achieved using materials    and seals that are UV and ozone resistant and function within a temperature range of -40° C to +125° C.

The HARTING Technology Group, family owned and based in Germany, employs approximately 3,900 people globally across more than 40 subsidiaries and branch offices. With production facilities in Europe, Asia and the United States, the HARTING portfolio of connectivity solutions focuses on multiple levels, from the machine to the device and into the communication infrastructure. The US plant in Elgin, Illinois is one of three HARTING locations that manufactures the HIS product line (HARTING Integrated Solutions/ back-planes) and custom cable assemblies. The company’s core business is intelligent and high-performance connection technology. HARTING works in almost all industrial markets with a focus on requirements for robust, reliable connectivity solutions.