TURCK has introduced M12 true torque connectors, which may be hand-tightened to a predefined torque, preventing over-tightening. Once the proper torque has been achieved, the nut rotates freely, indicated by a clear haptic and audible signal.
The true torque connector is compatible with all existing M12 products and can be manually connected, with no tools required.
Because the connector cannot be over-tightened, the integrity of the mechanics and the o-ring connection is maintained, according to the company. These connectors are available with three, four or five poles, and in either straight or right-angle configurations.