They will be more prevalent as the industry moves toward industry 4.0 with increasing integration and digitalization. "Industrial circular connectors M8 and M12" from ASSMANN WSW components integrates the transmission of data and power with a wide variety of plug standards, so that they are suitable for mixed signal applications. With compact form-factor, robust mechanical and electrical stability, these circular connectors are ideally suited for use on moving parts in outdoor applications, as well as in applications with high demands on ingress protection (IP) and mating cycles. These connectors are available in free hanging (with screw clamp or solder-cup termination) and panel mount (with through-hole termination). These products are available in plastic or stainless-steel housings.