AVX single-Pogo-pin board-to-board contacts are ideal for high-lifecycle, harsh-environment applications. AVX Corporation introduced a new series of single-Pogo-pin board-to-board (BTB) contacts designed for use in high-lifecycle commercial, industrial, medical, and military applications that demand robust, high-reliability components. Available in five standard compressed stacking heights spanning 2.0mm to 5.0mm – the maximum working range and compressed Read More >>
With no medical industry standards for cable, the industry adopts voluntary specifications to ensure patient safety. The medical device industry tolerates a much smaller margin of error than most other industries. Medical devices are highly precise and sensitive instruments. As such, medical interconnect cable, and more significantly, the material used in such apparatuses, must be Read More >>
Amphenol’s data link connector, the Max-M12, is ideal for rugged environments. Amphenol Industrial Products Group offers one of the most durable data link connectors in its class, meeting SAE J2839 and IEC 61076-2-101 specifications. The Max-M12 withstands connector-to-cable retention forces of 444 N and contact retention forces of 110 N, tested at 100 mating cycles Read More >>
Cables Unlimited LC-LC Duplex Ruggedized Fiber Jumpers Most wireless systems with remote radio head designs are installed outside, exposed to harsh environments that require ruggedized fiber-to-the-antenna cabling for reliable performance. The LC-LC duplex ruggedized fiber jumpers manufactured by Cables Unlimited, a division of RF Industries, are IP66/67-rated for harsh environments. The assembly is manufactured with Read More >>
November 2013 – Do you have a rough-and-tumble site that requires reliable communication? Deployable fiber systems, as opposed to fixed installations, are designed to be quickly installed, retracted, and then relocated in the field to some of the most inhospitable environments on earth.
September 2013 – Industrial robots are a common sight on the factory floor, particularly in automotive markets. They offer high-precision handling and speed, and reduce operator risk, such as worker exposure to hazardous materials, and to production dangers in general. In the near future, industrial robots will include those that cooperate with humans, instead of replacing them. This will open up new potential for utilizing robots in factories and in the agricultural market, as well as for domestic purposes.
May 21, 2013 – A record number of industrial robots were sold in 2011, with a worldwide increase of 38% over 2010, reaching 166,000 units. Arthur Visser looks at the potential for industrial robots in 2012 and beyond.
February 5, 2013 – The commercial market is setting the pace for the use of mobile devices across multiple markets and applications. As defense personnel see computing devices used in different ways in the civilian world, they are adapting them for similar applications in the military. Jenny Bieksha looks at the latest trends in military electronics, the drivers behind them, and where the applications are going next.
Interconnect devices are a critical part of the modern battlefield, and fiber optics are quickly rising in importance as data rates accelerate and sensor technology goes digital. KITCO Fiber Optics is leading the way with military-ready connector products — and the training needed to make the most of this technology.
Dr. Bob on Test Group 4: Let’s Not Be Too Harsh Test group 4 of EIA364D includes testing in a harsh environment, or corrosion based on exposure. The complete generic test sequence for EIA 364D was shown in the first article in this series. Test group 4 calls out a “harsh environment,” and that description Read More >>