Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Connections win award!

Greg Davies, presenter; Peter Hannon, MD of 
HARTING Ltd.; David Sheath, General Manager 
of Caltest Instruments;  and Richard Wilson 
editor of Electronics Weekly.
Harting's Han-Yellock® industrial connector system has won the 2011 Elektra European Electronics Industry Award for Passive & Electromechanical Product of the Year. The award, sponsored by Caltest Instruments, was presented by comedian Greg Davies at a ceremony at London's Park Plaza Hotel in December 2011.

Commenting on the award, Peter Hannon, Managing Director of Harting Ltd. in Britain, said: "We are delighted to have won this prestigious award for what has become for us a flagship product range. Harting has a long and successful history in the industrial connector sector, and the latest award serves to further emphasis our leadership in this field."

This major European honour joins a number of other awards, including the iF Design Award presented by the iF International Forum Design GmbH and the "Product of the Month" Award from the German magazine "Elektronik Journal".  

Han-Yellock® is a new industrial connector concept which retains the core functionality of Harting's existing Han® product range but differs significantly in terms of size, shape and new features. Key features of the Han-Yellock® range include an internal, latched locking mechanism on the connector hood, a wide range of Han-Yellock® modules to offer a large number of potential configurations, an adaptor frame for use with modules in Harting's Han-Modular® series, insulators that can snap into the front or back walls of the housing, and a protected earth (PE) contact in crimp or Quick Lock termination.

Together, these features combine to offer a connector range with improved functionality in the form of increased versatility, multiplied potential for different configurations, simplified handling, a reduced incidence of errors and maximum safety.

Potential user benefits of Han-Yellock® include fewer part numbers and lower inventory requirements, less wiring work during installation, fewer steps in the workflow and quicker assembly, and reduced downtime because of the latched locking mechanism and maintenance-friendly design.

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