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Power connector products roundup

Power Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most rugged, reliable, and versatile power connector products currently available on the market. Power Connector Products Amphenol ICC’s PwrBlade ULTRA® connectors reduce the height profile of standard PwrBlade® connectors by 24% (down to 9.6mm) and feature a vented, halogen-free housing design that maximizes heat dissipation in applications 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 >>

Ultra-Miniature RF Cable Assemblies – Automation Challenges

By Pete Doyon, VP Product Management, Schleuniger Today’s mobile electronics are smaller, thinner, and lighter. Yet mobile devices such as cell phones, tablets, and portable GPS units are more powerful than ever. Wireless Internet connectivity, RFID, and Bluetooth have become essential applications in today’s electronics, and these capabilities require more complex transmission mechanisms, increasing the 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 >>

Direct Connection Adaptivity

SKEDD direct connection technology makes device design more flexible Pia Horstmann, Product Marketing for PCB Connection Technology, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany James Dunbar, Product Marketing Manger for PCB Connection Technology, Phoenix Contact USA, Middletown, Pa., USA Intelligent automation structures, such as HVAC systems in building technology or compact controllers in industrial Read More >>

Filtered connectors

All Quiet on the Industrial Front: Using Filter Connectors to Reduce Electromagnetic Noise

Industrial applications are prone to extraneous electronic noise. A variety of connector manufacturers design products that prevent and minimize electromagnetic interference and pulses and radio frequency interference. By Paul Golata, Mouser Electronics Filtered Connectors Connectors are ubiquitous across the industrial workspace because they establish and secure the hardwired electromechanical interface between various electronic assemblies used Read More >>

New Robotic Connectors at Work

Small, lightweight connectors designed to withstand harsh industrial environments provide critical support for the advanced robotic systems behind today’s precision manufacturing systems. By Bob Stanton, Omnetics Connector Corporation New Robotic Connectors Industrial robotics are an important element of next-generation automated manufacturing machinery. The development of new end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) equipment has led to the development of Read More >>

Maximizing the Efficiency of Optical Connectors

Major advances in connection techniques have expanded the role of fiber optic cables. It’s becoming easier to connect several fibers in one fell swoop, saving time and money on installations that use fiber. By David Kiel and David Kozischek, specialists at Corning Optical Communications, and Mike Hughes, project manager at US Conec Optical Connectors Seasoned Read More >>

High-Tech Energy Systems Bring Agriculture Indoors

LED lighting, along with innovative cooling and irrigation systems, are inspiring the greatest agricultural transformation since the advent of the tractor. Chances are good that the tomato on your salad or the basil on your pizza didn’t grow outside under the sun. Instead, it may have come from an indoor growing facility, nurtured by the 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 >>