With the ML-I, Multi-Contact is bringing in a new generation of MULTILAM.
The ML-I is made from a sustainable contact material and optimised for manufacturing and installation. It was designed to meet different requirements from the market and for various areas of application.
The newly established nomenclature to describe this and future types of MULTILAM is used for the first time here (ML-I). With the ML abbreviation, Multi-Contact combines the standardisation of types with the trademarked MULTILAM brand name.
Compact and efficient contact solutions
The new ML-I is a high-performance, slim MULTILAM. Made from a beryllium-free copper alloy, it represents an optimised synergy of geometric, electrical and mechanical properties.
It is based on the proven basic principle of MULTILAM contact technology, and guarantees low contact resistance, high contact quality, reliability and durability to which clients are accustomed.
Both versions, with and without corrugation, permit concise and compact contact solutions with a high current-carrying capacity. These advantages, together with the new easier installation in a simple, inexpensive groove (straight groove), translate to material and cost savings for the customer.
New manufacturing and logistics processes enable short delivery times and high flexibility with different lengths and diameters. The ML-I is suitable for static and dynamic applications, and can be used for round, flat, and forked connectors.
One of the features is that it is suitable for connectors that are only inserted once and need to be cost-effective, as well as for those with at least 10,000 mating cycles or those that must withstand a high number of insertion cycles.
It is ideally suited for efficient, high-performance contact solutions and connectors in energy technology, medium and high-voltage switchgear, or for pluggable connectors, for example in transformers.
Contact solutions in application areas where beryllium is to be replaced in the future can be implemented, as can sophisticated, customer-specific solutions.