Special Purpose

Special purpose connectors include those designed specifically for nuclear applications, umbilical and in-flight missile staging connectors and custom designed energy exploration connectors such as those used in wireline, seismic, and other downhole applications.



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New Product News Roundup: April 2018 – Part I

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products New Product News Roundup: April 2018 – Part I Interconnects, etc. Smiths Interconnect’s new Eclipta – ECL Series edge-card connectors feature innovative, high-performance, double-ended card contact technology designed to deliver the reliability, serviceability, and affordability demanded by critical, disposable medical applications, like electrophysiology catheters. Since Read More >>

Sowing Seeds of Change With Smart Connections

Advanced Connectors Enable Smart Agriculture Presented by Bulgin Modern agriculture depends on advanced technologies. Leading electronics companies are providing new solutions to the agricultural sector that help make farming more productive, precise, and profitable. Companies that make electronics for the agriculture market face a unique set of challenges, as agricultural environments are characterized by extreme Read More >>

Nuclear power plants feature

A Changing Nuclear Industry Relies on Connectors

Opportunities are growing for connectors that can withstand radiation exposure. The term “harsh environment” takes on new meaning when we consider components made for applications that involve radiation exposure. While some of these components must also be able to withstand additional elements, such as ingress by water, chemicals, or particulates, the presence of radiation alone Read More >>

Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy Interconnects Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights connectors and cables especially designed to suit the expanding alternative energy systems market. Alternative Energy Interconnects Product Roundup Amphenol ICC’s BarKlip® I/O connector conveniently distributes up to 200A between busbars, cables, and circuit boards in applications including AC/DC power supplies utilized in datacom and networking switches employed in IoT-enabled alternative Read More >>

Watercraft Innovations Parallel Automotive Developments

More electronics in boats of all sizes means more opportunity for connector suppliers who can provide reliable, waterproof components. We can’t stop watching the evolution of the automotive technologies. The electric drivetrain, autonomous vehicles, and a new crop of enhanced navigation, entertainment, and safety features are unquestionably exciting developments. But while all eyes are on 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 >>

Compliance

The Value of Industry Standard Compliance

By Alexander Weber, Global Product Manager, Belden Inc. Fact: Mission-critical applications require industrial networking components that meet the highest levels of industry standards to withstand harsh environmental conditions. Failure to meet this threshold is likely to result in higher levels of interference and longer periods of downtime. With this in mind, selecting products with industry Read More >>

Power connector products roundup

Power Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most rugged and reliable power connectors available on today’s market. Power Connector Roundup Nicomatic’s CMM Micro lightweight, rectangular connectors are designed to meet or exceed the electrical and mechanical performance requirements for the MIL-DTL-55302F and BS-9525-F0033 standards, and allow for more than 20 million arrangements of high-power, Read More >>

The Shape of Things to Come

Making the choice between circular and rectangular connectors for the energy industry. Presented by HARTING, Inc. of North America Will Stewart, Industry Segment Manager, Energy Sometimes tradition, rather than functionality, dictates the type of connectors designers specify for an application. That’s the case with circular connectors in the energy industry. Despite their historical employment in this Read More >>

Stretchable Electronics are the New Machine-Body Interface

A new class of connectors is poised to enable stretchable electronic devices that will revolutionize patient care. Sensors have long played a leading role in medicine. They’re employed in every area of patient care, aid in the gathering of data for research, star in applications like patient monitoring, and help medical professionals gather critical data Read More >>