Focus on Industrial

  • Wind Turbine

    Connectivity Solutions for Wind Energy Electronics

    There’s no stopping the wind, so we may as well harvest it. By Amy Goetzman and Christine Stieglitz Wind farm installations continued to expand in 2017, with additional capacity added around the globe, notably in places like Texas, Turkey, France, the UK, and India. Wind energy contributed an annual €36 billion ($43 billion) to the Read More >>

  • John Deere StarFire

    High-Tech Equipment and Processes Transform Farming

    Today’s precision farming techniques rely on interconnect technologies. Although agriculture is the world’s oldest and most essential industry, it’s been completely transformed in recent years by modern technologies, many of which depend on electronics. Electronics now play a role in virtually every step of the agriculture process, from weather monitoring to irrigation to storage of Read More >>

Industrial Products


Today’s market for industrial connectors is generally divided into 5 segments: connectors used in heavy equipment, connectors use in industrial automation and process control applications, connectors used in building and civil engineering applications, connectors used in the energy market and connectors used in machine tools, machinery and robotics. Industrial connectors used as components in different types of industrial controls account for a large percentage of the total sector. These industrial control connectors include a variety of ruggedized I/O connectors, including D-subminiatures, RJ45 and USB, as well as M style sensor connectors. Industrial connectors specially designed for use in the production equipment segment, include motherboard connectors, fiber optic connectors, terminal blocks, power supply connectors and more. These kinds of connectors, as well as other types of industrial connectors are also used on a variety of machine tools, machinery, heavy agricultural and industry equipment. Other product types found in this sector, which support the energy market and building and civil engineering for this segments include industrial grade circular connectors, RF connectors, as well as a large variety of application specific connectors.

Industrial News

Compression Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the highest-performance compression connector products currently available on the market. Compression Connector Products AVX Interconnect’s 9155-400 Series two-piece battery connectors have a 4mm pitch and a unique angled contact lead-in on both sides, which, unlike most other connectors in this category, allows pluggable devices to engage from either Read More >>

Circular Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the highest-performance circular connector products currently available on the market. Circular Connector Products NorComp’s M12 Series connectors are ideal for harsh-environment industrial applications, including: industrial controls, automation equipment, remote process sensors, robotic control systems, and ruggedized networking and power conditioning systems. Available in shielded and unshielded panel- and Read More >>

Wind Turbine

Connectivity Solutions for Wind Energy Electronics

There’s no stopping the wind, so we may as well harvest it. By Amy Goetzman and Christine Stieglitz Wind farm installations continued to expand in 2017, with additional capacity added around the globe, notably in places like Texas, Turkey, France, the UK, and India. Wind energy contributed an annual €36 billion ($43 billion) to the Read More >>

John Deere StarFire

High-Tech Equipment and Processes Transform Farming

Today’s precision farming techniques rely on interconnect technologies. Although agriculture is the world’s oldest and most essential industry, it’s been completely transformed in recent years by modern technologies, many of which depend on electronics. Electronics now play a role in virtually every step of the agriculture process, from weather monitoring to irrigation to storage of Read More >>

Push-Pull Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most rugged, reliable, and versatile push-pull connector products currently available on the market. Push-Pull Connector Products ITT Cannon’s PL Series plastic-latching push-pull connectors deliver versatile, reliable, and cost-effective solutions ideal for disposable and reusable medical applications, including: dental and electrosurgery tools, ECG devices, catheters, sensors, respirators, and Read More >>

New Product News: December 2017

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products. New Product News for December 2017 Connectors, Inserts, Pins, Probes, Sockets, and Modules ITT Cannon’s new MIL-style MKJ Clip-Lock miniature circular connectors are small, lightweight, competitively priced, and easy to install, and repurpose a clip-lock latching system originally designed for the automotive industry to provide Read More >>

Connectors in the Nuclear Zone

Radiation-proof connectors allow robots to work in places where humans cannot safely tread. By Jean Thilmany The number of robots working at nuclear power plants — helping to shut down, clean up, and perform other duties that humans cannot, due to inaccessibility or the danger of radiation exposure — continues to grow. This rising demand Read More >>

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New Product News Roundup: November 2017

In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, accessories, and development kits to hit the market. New Product News Connectors, Inserts, Pins, Probes, Sockets, and Modules Bulgin’s new M-Series circular connectors provide reliable data, signal, and power transmission for harsh-environment industrial automation systems, including: Read More >>

D-Subminiature Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most rugged, reliable, and versatile D-Subminiature connectors currently available on the market. D-Subminiature Connector Products Amphenol ICC’s ruggedized MDBR Series D-Sub connectors mate with standard connectors and come with die-cast metal housings that provide robust resistance against mechanical damage resulting from shock, vibration, and impacts, as well Read More >>

Cloudy Future for Solar?

Proposed US tariffs leave solar industry in limbo. Solar power is now the fastest-growing source of energy in the world. The International Energy Agency reports that, in 2016, solar photovoltaics grew faster than any other fuel, with almost 165 gigawatts coming online globally. Furthermore, prices are dropping for solar-generated energy: In 2016, auction prices for Read More >>

Solar energy

Here Comes the Sun – Solar Energy

Solar pricing has dropped to levels that are sparking solid market growth and creating openings for a range of connectors. By Terry Costlow Growing interest in sustainable energy technologies, combined with declining prices for solar panels that are more powerful than ever, is sparking solid growth in photovoltaic systems. This growth carries a need for Read More >>

Downhole Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most rugged and reliable connectors designed for use in extreme-environment downhole oil and gas applications. Downhole Connector Products Mill-Max offers nine high-temperature, beryllium-nickel spring contacts with operating temperatures that exceed 150°C for employment in applications including: downhole wells and oil exploration, test and burn-in sockets, high-temperature commercial Read More >>