For years the industrial automation market has been asking for improvements in the M12 style connectors. New locking mechanisms provide a vast improvement over simple threaded connectors. As more industries embrace the IEC61076-2-101 standard, the variety of M12-style connectors will continue to increase. Vendors are already supplying junction boxes, Y-joints and male/female sockets and plugs. As more uses are discovered, vendors will be continually challenged to offer more options to meet the growing demand.
- A-coding M12 for general sensor connections (Cable assembly, Field assembly, Panel mount, Y-joint and Junction Box)
- D-coding M12 for Industrial Ethernets (Cable assembly with Cat5E for M12-M12/ M12-RJ45, Panel mount, Field assembly)