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Han-Smart® - Intelligence in the connector v2

Connectors with extra functionality can be used in many different applications, such as machinery identification, energy measurement and surge protection.

About Han-Smart®

About Han-Smart®

Han-Smart® - Intelligence in the connector

Intelligence in the connector – this is the Han-Smart® strategy. HARTING combines many years of connectivity expertise with advanced technology to extend the portfolio of established HARTING connectors. The products that will be used for smart industry applications must meet the new demands for dynamics and versatility. Manufacturing can be made more cost-efficient by strengthening communication and networking.

Smart services enable the customer to minimise facility downtimes. Connectors with extra functionality can not only receive data, but can also process and forward data to other systems. They can be used in many different applications, such as machinery identification, energy measurement and surge protection.

Protection for sensitive electronic components

A company’s profitability depends on their ability to minimise downtimes for their facilities and machines. Unplanned outages, such as those caused by negligence, fire or overvoltage, represent significant costs. The costs associated with downtimes can escalate rapidly; they depend on the application, the particular industry, and the size of the company.

According to a study in the F&B sector, unplanned outages result in average costs of 5,000 to 10,000 euros per hours (Source: http://www.videojet.de). When a machine breaks down in the automotive sector, the related outage costs can be up to 22,000 USD per minute (Source: http://www.it-production.com).

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Surge protection without relying on seperate, external solutions
  • No additional installation work needed
     

Energy measurements and condition monitoring

The profitability of a complex manufacturing facility depends on minimising facility downtimes. Signals are acquired and facility conditions are communicated to relevant levels of the automation system to keep the system updated. 

When used together with HARTING IIC MICA® (Modular Industry Computing Architecture), the Han-Smart® system also provides sensor functionality to supplement its main task – the transmission of power, signals and data.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Monitoring the facility
  • Condition-based maintenance is possible
     

Identifying facility components

Modularly designed manufacturing equipment is becoming essential because of the increasing flexibility of industrial manufacturing. Adding such equipment to existing facilities should be an intuitive plug-and-play process. More mating cycles are required in smart factories, since machines, modules and tools must be frequently replaced. Faulty plugging can result in considerable losses of time and revenue.

Integrated into machines that use pluggable drives, auxiliary devices and/or other components, the ID module helps to determine whether all components are connected at the right position. Sources of faults are detected quickly, so that a faulty configuration can be avoided right from the beginning.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Identifcation functionality combined with storage options for peripheral devices
  • Saves time and reduces service costs
     

Ethernet networking via connector

Manufacturing processes are becoming increasingly modularised and more flexible. Powerful, durable connections which can supply machine components with data, signals and power are essential for these processes. Han-Modular® has established itself as the market standard for modular connectors. Entirely new possibilities are opened up by their integration of electronic components.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Easy to add new ethernet devices
  • More freedom when creating topologies
     

Configure your smart connector

Need to find the right interfaces for your machine construction quickly and reliably without the drawn-out process of considering the connector details and all the many combination options? The Han® configurator will quickly put all the necessary information and data relevant to your decision making at your fingertips.

Online-Configurator for industrial connectors
Range & Key Features

Han-Smart® - Range & Key Features

Surge protection integrated into the connector

Surge protection for electronic components often requires separate, external solutions that demand more space and installation work. The new Han® Surge Protection Module from the Han-Modular® series adds surge voltage protection in the connector, which makes the system integration process much easier. Installation is quick and easy. The module is normally already included in the basic configuration of the connectors being used. Learn more.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Surge protection without relying on seperate, external solutions
  • No additional installation work needed
     
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Identifying facility components

Integrated into machines that use pluggable drives, auxiliary devices and/or other components, the ID module helps to determine whether all components are connected at the right position. Sources of faults are detected quickly, so that a faulty configuration can be avoided right from the beginning.

When combined with the HARTING IIC MICA® additional opportunities arise: information about the facility components (e.g. year of manufacture, revision status and other component parameters) can be saved in the ID module and be provided for an application's predictive maintenance.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Identifcation functionality combined with storage options for peripheral devices
  • Saves time and reduces service costs
     
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Ethernet networking via connector

For state-of-the-art forward-looking facilities, the number of devices requiring an Ethernet supply is increasing steadily. For example, industrial image processing has become a basic technology in modern manufacturing processes. In order for this technology to be seamlessly integrated into industrial manufacturing systems, there must be an intelligent and reliable supply of power and data available.

The interfaces play a crucial role here. At all levels of the manufacturing process, machine components are connected using pluggable connectors. Switch functionality is also finding its place inside such connectors. This makes it possible to install network nodes closer in the field and on-site. Subsequent installation efforts for adding new Ethernet devices are significantly reduced. Learn more.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Easy to add new ethernet devices
  • More freedom when creating topologies
     
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Applications

Machinery

Industrial connector module protects sensitive electronics

In addition to energy and data, highly automated production plants require one thing above all: the reliable and powerful transmission of signals from measuring, control and regulation technology. Minimal downtimes are a decisive factor in the profitability of production plants. Unpredictable failures, e.g. due to negligence, fire or overvoltages can be expensive. The new surge protection module from the Han-Modular® series brings surge protection into the connector and thus makes integration considerably more simple. Installation is quick and easy.

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Wind Energy

Safe signal transmission due to surge protection module

Due to their altitude and often exposed location on hills, ridges, etc., wind turbines are frequent targets of lightning strikes. The strike passes through the entire system and affects the components and electrical systems. However, not only direct lightning strikes, but also strikes in the immediate vicinity of the turbine and the connected supply networks can lead to malfunctions or failures of sensitive electronic components.

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What our customers say:

We are using HARTING components a long time and in many of our products. In particular, we rely on them because of their high service and product quality, reliability and HARTING stand out due to shortened response times when it comes to technical support.

Cosimo Pierri
Technical Database Line Manager, SITAEL S.p.A.

I am from Shenyang Machine Tool Co., Ltd. Our company is the biggest supplier of metal-cutting machine in China, which is our core business. We have been cooperating with HARTING for a long time and we are very happy with HARTING’s products, quality and after sales service. We look forward to our comprehensive and long-term cooperation in the future. We aim at providing better service to our customers.

Dong Zhang
Product Manager, Shenyang Machine Tool Co., Ltd

I am from Xi’an XD Switchgear Electric Co., Ltd, which is the subsidiary of China XD Group Corporation. Our company manufactures, develops and produces high voltage GIS. At the moment, XD Switchgear has 3,000 employees. HARTING provides efficient products and solutions for us during our cooperation. I am extremely grateful to HARTING. I look forward to our comprehensive partnership in the future.

Maoyuan Tian
General Manager, Xi’an XD Switchgear Electric Co., Ltd

The rectangle connectors made by HARTING are versatile and yet easy to handle. Thus, the completely pre-assembled high quality power chain systems made by igus® – supplied by HARTING industrial connectors – are more quickly delivered to our customers worldwide.
 

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Christian Stremlau
Head of business unit readychain® & readycable®, igus® GmbH

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