In addition to the above-mentioned benefits, there are also some other benefits when it comes to these side-entry spring clamp terminal blocks, which are stated below.
1. Spring Clamp Mechanism:
The defining feature of these terminal blocks is their spring clamp mechanism. They are built with high-grade stainless steel springs. They are pre-stressed which needs actuation with tools such as screwdrivers. This spring clamping system offers anti-loosening & gas-tight connections even when subjected to severe vibration. Unlike traditional screw-type terminal blocks, which require manual tightening, spring clamps use a spring-loaded mechanism to hold the wire securely in place. This offers several advantages:
Time Efficiency: Spring clamps significantly reduce installation time, making them ideal for high-volume manufacturing.
Consistent Connection: The spring force ensures a uniform and reliable connection, eliminating the risk of loose or overtightened connections.
Maintenance-Free: Since there are no screws to loosen over time, spring clamps require minimal maintenance.
2. Side Entry Design:
The side entry design allows wires to be inserted horizontally, which is especially beneficial in applications with limited vertical space. This design enables easy access to the terminal blocks, even when installed in confined areas.
3. Multiple Spring Actuation Points:
In top entry spring clamp terminal blocks, the spring can be actuated only from the top side (next to wire entry), but in the side entry spring clamp terminal blocks, there are two actuation points, on the top and on the side. Hence gives the user flexibility to actuate from either side.
4. Versatile Wire Compatibility:
Spring Clamp Side Entry Terminal Blocks are compatible with a wide range of wire sizes and types, including solid, stranded, and ferruled wires. This versatility simplifies inventory management and reduces the need for multiple terminal block variants. These terminals can take wire from 0.2 to 10 sq. mm, 24-6 AWG.
5. Robust Construction:
These terminal blocks are typically built to withstand harsh industrial environments. They are often made from high-quality springs that offer excellent resistance to vibration, shock, temperature variations, and chemicals.
6. Secure Wire Termination:
The spring clamp mechanism exerts a constant force on the wire, creating a secure and gas-tight connection. This ensures optimal conductivity and minimizes the risk of electrical failures or signal loss.
7. Ground Terminal Blocks
Along with Feed-through terminal blocks these terminal blocks are also available in ground function which allows users to connect grounding wires.