A Panel Interface Connector (PIC) has several different names in the industry such as programming ports, programming interface or interface ports. They typically mount on the outside of a control panel enclosure and provide a quick, easy and safe method of accessing the contents inside the cabinet without opening the control panel door. By using a PIC to communicate with a PLC inside the cabinet, you can eliminate downtime and prevent risk of arc flash & other safety concerns while saving significant time and money. Mencom PICs are rated IP65 (NEMA 4, 4X, 12) so they can reduce potential risk of the enclosure being exposed to any unwanted substances in harsh environments.
Mencom, the industry leader in Panel Interface Connectors, has well over 3,000 designs in production that provide safety, convenience and flexibility for programmers and trouble-shooters.
In addition to the traditional PIC where multiple components can be mixed into one housing to meet your specific needs, Mencom offers smaller interface circular connectors known as Port Adapters, ideal for tight spaces. They are available in metal and plastic versions and can easily be mounted to a cabinet through a 1” diameter hole. These circular port adapters are designed to use a single interface component. Several component options are available including but not limited to, RJ45, RJ11, USB type A, USB type B, BNC, and fiber optics connectors. Like the traditional PIC, these port adapters are also rated IP65.
T35 DIN Rail Modules, also known as breakout boards, are designed to make connections inside the panel. They can be mounted with a wide variety of connectors to the DIN rail while taking up minimal space. These modules are easily customizable, with quick turnaround from design to delivery.
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