Colder Products (St. Paul, MN) has introduced the Mini Hybrid connector, which eliminates the need for multiple connections between remote tools and a device. For applications requiring a smaller footprint, this provides a compact, single connection point for both air and electrical lines. With a breakaway latching mechanism, the Mini Hybrid incorporates the SMC coupling platform in the fluid path, features gold-plated brass electrical contacts, and is suitable for pneumatic and low power applications.
Blog: Test & Measurement
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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