This week’s Product Roundup highlights leading connector products for energy applications, including oil and gas exploration and processing, nuclear energy, and alternative energy. Connector Products for Energy Applications: Omnetics Connector Corporation’s low-profile Micro-D discrete wired microminiature connectors have a reduced flange height and a lighter-weight form factor compared to standard Micro-D connectors and deliver proven Read More >>
Miniature mil-spec connectors include Mil-DTL-26482, Mil-C-26500, Mil-C-83723 and Mil-C-81703. The MIL-DTL-26482 (formerly MIL-C-26482) specification covers the general requirements for two series of harsh-environment-resistant, quick-disconnect, miniature, circular electrical connectors, and their accessories. The connector utilizes a bayonet coupling design, and the two series of connectors are intermateable when using power contacts but not when using shielded contacts. Each series contains hermetically sealed receptacles. Series 1 connectors have solder or front-release crimp removable contacts, while series 2 connectors have rear-release crimp removable contacts. Series 2 hermetic connectors are available with nonremovable solder-type contacts or crimp-removable terminations. This connector is widely used in many commercial, aerospace, and military environments due to its proven reliability, small size, and range of options. The bayonet mechanism provides fast and easy coupling, especially when the connector is situated in an awkward or hard-to-reach location. It is still used in the majority of US Army vehicle systems. Other applications for the MIL-DTL-26482 connector series include telecommunications, mobile equipment, industrial machinery, sensors, motion control, test chambers, engines, power generators, off-road vehicles, earth moving equipment, and ships.
This week’s Product Roundup highlights circular connectors from leading suppliers. Air Electro, Inc. stocks SOURIAU’s 8D Series MIL-DTL-38999 Series III connectors. Designed for harsh-environment military and commercial aerospace, defense, industrial, and transportation, applications, the series features 360° EMI shielding, IP67 sealing on each contact cavity, scoop-proof contacts, a metallic contact retention clip, a self-locking quick-coupling Read More >>
This week’s product roundup highlights vibration-resistant connector solutions from leading suppliers. Vibration-Resistant Connector Products AirBorn’s RZ® Series Connectors provide users with a reliable, single-piece, surface-mount contact system that is ideal for use in high-density, high-vibration board-to-board and flex-circuit-stacking applications. Designed to meet strict performance and reliability requirements, the series has a patented z-axis contact system Read More >>
Summary coverage of upcoming events and recent news from across the connector industry. Industry News: July 2018 Event News Phoenix Contact is touring the country in its Cabinet Confidence Infomobiles, and will visit Denver July 16–20, Maine, New Hampshire, and Northern Massachusetts July 23 – August 3, and Salt Lake City July 23 – August Read More >>
Innovative industrial interconnect products drive new designs capable of satisfying ever-increasing productivity, embedded computing, power distribution, energy efficiency, and always-on communications demands in a range of critical industrial applications, including: alternative energy (EVs, wind power, and solar power), broadband communications, factory automation, heavy equipment, instrumentation, motion control, mass transportation, and natural resource exploration. Check out this Read More >>
Which country leads the world in mil/aero expenditures? Which connector manufacturer is the military market’s leading supplier? Which OEM leads the market in sales? Bishop & Associates crunched the numbers to find out. In 2015, the top 10 countries for military expenditures represented 74% of the total worldwide outlay according to SIPRI (Stockholm International Read More >>
The Specialist, TTI’s secret weapon, sat down with us to chat about connector specification, mil/aero connector trends, and his passion for interconnects. Q: What drew you to the intrigue of the electronics industry? How did you begin your work with TTI? A: As a child, I grew up working with my father in his Read More >>