1. Connectors save time and cost more than hard wiring
Most industrial equipment contains a large number of wires between its components and subsystems. When the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) manufactures products, they are usually assembled in the factory before delivery, and then the system is disassembled, disconnected and transported to the end user for re assembly. If all cables need to be hardwired into the system, then removed and rewired in the field, it will be a very time-consuming task.
The pre assembled connector ensures that the cable is directly connected to the connector, which makes the manufacturing, installation and maintenance of the equipment more efficient, cost-effective and reliable. It is easier to cancel the connection and re match the connector at each stage of the subsequent life cycle of the product. This reduces the total time of termination and completely eliminates the need for on-site termination. All in all, OEMs can use connectors to order and install faster than usual hardwired.
2. Connectors are more flexible and easier to maintain than hard wiring
Through the connector based wiring, the components and subsystems can be disconnected with compatible connectors according to the needs, and exchanged with other components, so as to eliminate the time and cost of rewiring every time the equipment is moved, upgraded or replaced, so as to achieve greater flexibility in the system.
This supports the development of the trend of modularity in the industrial field, which allows the system to be rearranged to perform different shop operations or to be easily disassembled and reassembled during maintenance. In fact, most connectors themselves are modular, and users can be configured to accommodate a combination of transmission media with different voltages (such as signal and power), thereby reducing the total number of cables and connectors required.
3. Connectors are easier to remove the risk of contamination than hard wiring
Sensitive electronic equipment designed for harsh industrial environment is usually placed in waterproof and dustproof enclosure to prevent adverse production factors. However, if rewiring is required for installation and maintenance, these cabinets need to be opened to terminate the cables, which may increase the risk of immediate contamination during the wiring process, but the risk of damage or wrong setting of the enclosure seal on completion is greater, resulting in the possibility of contamination entering the enclosure, accumulating and eventually causing contamination over time, Serious damage to equipment.
The use of connectors can eliminate this risk, because the insertion and insertion of connectors will be far away from the cabinet, and they are designed for harsh environment. The pre assembled connectors are sealed around the connector body and, to a certain extent, around the connection area itself – to prevent the terminals from invasion, vibration and extreme temperature. If any contamination does occur, it will contaminate the connector rather than the electrical / electronic equipment inside the enclosure.
4. The error of connector is smaller than that of hard wire
In addition to the obvious shortcomings of hard wiring in processing time, there may be unforeseen costs due to wiring errors during installation or maintenance. The use of connectors will reduce the skills of installation personnel or maintenance personnel, and will not cause damage due to wiring errors.
5. Connectors are less wasteful than hard wiring
Connectors reduce unnecessary waste on a range of materials, such as expensive cables (shortened by repeated rewiring) and other electrical consumables (such as crimping terminals), which increase over time.