Push-IN Terminals Save Time and Money

The PYK series Terminal Blocks are one of American Electrical, Inc.’s "Push In" style DIN Rail mounted tension clamp blocks.  Designed by Klemsan, wires are simply pushed into the entryway and secured by the tension clamp inside.  Wire ferrules may or may not be used - to remove a wire, simply insert a screwdriver in to release.

Four reasons to use tension clamp terminals:

In many Industries, tension clamps are preferred due to their vibration proof clamping mechanisms.  Read on to learn more… Tension clamp terminals, also known as spring clamp terminals or spring-loaded terminals, are widely used in electrical and electronic applications due to several advantages they offer. Here are four reasons why tension clamp terminals are preferred:

  1. Reliable and Secure Connections: Tension clamp terminals provide a consistent and secure connection due to the mechanism that maintains constant pressure on the wire. This ensures a reliable electrical contact even under conditions of vibration or thermal cycling, reducing the risk of loose connections and electrical faults.
  2. Ease of Use and Quick Installation: These terminals are designed for easy and quick installation without the need for special tools. The spring mechanism allows for simple insertion and removal of wires, making it faster and more convenient compared to screw terminals. This can significantly reduce installation time and labor costs, especially in applications requiring frequent wiring changes.
  3. Maintenance-Free Operation: Unlike screw terminals that may require periodic tightening to maintain a secure connection, tension clamp terminals are maintenance-free. The spring mechanism automatically adjusts to changes in wire size and environmental conditions, eliminating the need for regular maintenance and ensuring long-term reliability.
  4. Versatility and Flexibility: Tension clamp terminals can accommodate a wide range of wire sizes and types, including solid and stranded wires. This versatility makes them suitable for various applications across different industries, such as industrial automation, robotics, control systems, and other electrical installations.

Overall, tension clamp terminals offer reliable, secure, and maintenance-free connections, ease of use, and versatility, making them an attractive choice for many electrical and electronic applications.

Imagine the time savings when not having to open up a clamp every time a wire gets inserted into a terminal block?  This is exactly what the PYK terminal blocks were designed for!

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