Connector and Cable Assembly Supplier

2016

Target

What Soldiers Wear in the Information Age

Soldiers have always worn technology to keep them from harm and help them do their jobs better. In the information age, the technology they wear is built on information itself.   In contrast with 20th-century technology that reached its peak with highly destructive atomic weapons, in the information age the key military technology will be Read More >>

DIN connectors

VME Connector Applications Continue to Expand

Use of VME connectors expands via smaller mezzanine cards, fiber optics, and coax.   Worldwide Standardization Drives Acceptance Changing requirements for faster processing and reduced size/weight, scalability, and power (SWaP) are resulting in newer form factors that include increased use of mezzanine connectors (cards), BGAs, and both larger and higher-density backplane/daughtercard connectors, plus fiber optics and Read More >>

Ready, Set, Go

Plug-and-Produce in a Modern Industrial Marketplace

“Plug-and-play” products have risen in popularity due to their ease of use and reliable, foolproof operation. The practical extension of this concept, when applied to the whole industrial automation process, has given way to a new term: “plug-and-produce.”   No matter the line of business, the pursuit of profitability and the desire to produce affordable Read More >>

Assembly line

Robust Connections Evolve the Factory Floor

In harsh environments, the typical mated connection may corrode, wear, clog with debris, and eventually fail, and customers face high maintenance costs due to troubleshooting and component replacement. An evolution in manufacturing is driving the need for robust connections on the factory floor.   Traditional connectivity products provide customers years of reliable service in the Read More >>

Miniature sensors

Connector Manufacturers Connect to Sensors

The marriage of high-reliability connectors and sensors brings a new facet of connectivity to the interconnect industry.   Connector Manufacturers Connect to Sensors The physical and digital worlds are merging and sensors of all types are on the front line of that evolution. The emerging Internet of Things is essentially a network of connected sensors Read More >>

Rugged Cable Installation

Robust Structured Cabling for Harsh Environments

The proliferation of digital information, wireless handheld devices, and Ethernet into every facet of our lives means that connections to networks need to be in more places than ever before. There are an increasing number of everyday environments not quite severe enough to be considered “industrial,” but still in need of something more ruggedized than Read More >>

How to series

Cord Connector Material Selection for Harsh Environments

For companies operating in harsh environments – like food processors – special attention must be paid to the potential impact of the environment on electrical connections. To ensure integrity of the electrical connection and to guard against premature failure, food processors must insist upon connectors made from specific materials and should seek out connector manufacturers Read More >>

The Rugged Connector Checklist

Rugged connectors are required for applications in a wide variety of settings, from sterile medical facilities to downhole oil and gas rigs. Key considerations for specification include the environment, the function, and the performance requirements.   Rugged Connector Checklist Rugged connectors must be able to function in environments and under circumstances that would challenge typical Read More >>

Compression connectors from AVX

The Evolution of Compression-Style Battery Connectors

For more than 20 years, modular industrial electronics have used many of the same reliable, ruggedized battery connectors that have been trusted throughout the consumer electronics industry. However, these devices are even more susceptible to host connector damage than modular consumer electronics. Now there’s a solution.   Electronic devices with removable battery modules designed to be Read More >>

Corrosion Considerations in Connector Development

Learn more about the technical guidelines that drive connector development for corrosive environments to ensure a long-lasting and reliable solution in harsh conditions.   Corrosion Considerations in Connector Development Corrosion is a process known to everyone who owns a car. In essence, rust is the corroded product of iron: Iron atoms slowly detach from the Read More >>

Smart Home as a Service – Still a Work in Progress

The way smart home-enabled devices will be installed and will operate is still evolving, and the same is true for the connectors and cabling vendors that supply the industry.   The nearly 31,000 residents that call the Shanghai Culture Garden home live in the four-square-mile enclave surrounded by Parisian architecture and Paris-style shops, truly a Read More >>

What is SHaaS? And Why Should You Care?

A Comcast survey shows that homeowners want a smart home, but they want services, not a collection of connected devices. What do design engineers need to know about SHaaS when specifying interconnects for these systems?   In April 2016, Comcast released a report entitled, The Safe & Smart Home: Security in the Smart Home Era, Read More >>