New terminal block technology improves control wiring

Research shows that 80% of UK manufacturing leaders understand the benefits of investing in innovative technologies and adopting data-driven technologies[1]. Pivotal to this and Industry 4.0 is the collection and use of plant data to improve understanding and performance. New terminal block technology supports this trend and makes control cabling faster.

In response, Mitsubishi Electric has released a technology discussion guide examining the cable connection technology options available to industrial automation users. Moreover, push-in terminal block technology comes at a crucial time for businesses, says Duncan Nicol, Market Development Manager at Mitsubishi.

Exploring efficiency gains for something that is as widespread across shop floors as control cabling, helps the drive towards smart factories. Furthermore, control wiring plays a key role in the installation, operation and maintenance of future-oriented smart manufacturing solutions. By the same token, the use of I/O terminal blocks is growing.

To support both OEMs and plant engineers, the new guide from Mitsubishi Electric shows how to identify the most suitable I/O, terminal blocks, and termination cables. It also helps companies streamline the implementation of industrial automation systems whilst increasing their robustness.

How to achieve faster automation system wiring times

Push-in connection with an individual clamping lever

The paper reviews the numerous cabling options, to present their designs as well as pros and cons. In its analysis, Mitsubishi highlights why screwless push-in technology with a mechanical release offers the best outcomes. By providing quick, reliable, and maintenance-free wiring, users also reduce cost, time and resource utilisation.

Nicol, comments further: “Manufacturers know that smart manufacturing is key to driving up their competitiveness. To profit from the key advantages that digitalisation offers, every component and its integration needs to be more effective. For this reason, every aspect of an industrial automation project, including the wiring and cabling, should maximise the return on investment.”

“With our wide expertise in drives, controls and automated components, we identify the technologies best suited to support the digital transformation of business.”

Mitsubishi Electric exclusive guide on terminal block technology

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[1] Made Smarter. (2022). Market research report. Available at: [Accessed: 31.08.2022]

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