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Fiber optic connectors

Fiber Optic Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights fiber optic connectivity solutions from leading connector suppliers. Fiber Optic Connector Products Weidmuller’s line of RoHS-compliant preassembled fiber optic patch cables for high-speed applications including Industrial Ethernet networks features seven multimode and two single-mode solutions rated for -5°C to +75°C operation, a minimum one-time bending radius of 30mm, and a Read More >>

Molex MultiCat Mid-Power Connector Family

New Connectivity Products: July 2019

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and connector-adjacent technologies, such as sensors and antennas. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages, catalogs, or datasheets. New Connectivity Products: July 2019 New Connectivity Products: July Read More >>

LEDs Illuminate the Industrial Internet of Things

Industry 4.0 is coming to life with the help of LED connectivity. In the past decade, the commercial and residential lighting markets have undergone a rapid shift from incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). In 2018, global LED sales accounted for 40% of the lighting market, according to the International Energy Agency, Read More >>

July 2019 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of recent news from across the connector industry, including trade shows, events, awards, partnerships, promotions, publications, personnel, facilities, distribution channels, standards, associations, and certifications. The first link in each entry typically leads to extended news coverage. July 2019 Connector Industry News July 2019 Connector Industry News > Event News Samtec, eSilicon, and Wild Read More >>

Environmentally sealed connectors

Environmentally Sealed Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights environmentally sealed connector products from leading suppliers. Environmentally Sealed Connector Products TT Electronics’ new Pola Power™ connectors are designed to meet the continuing demand for more power in power distribution, power, gearbox, air conditioning, super-accumulator, and battery applications in military vehicles, electric drive vehicles, rail vehicles, and green energy installations. Read More >>

Panther PA Series waterproof connectors

Waterproof Connector and Cable Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights waterproof connector and cable products from leading suppliers. Solutions address the needs of the industrial, consumer, automotive, mil/aero, datacom/telecom, transportation, and medical markets. Waterproof Connector and Cable Products Panther PA Series power and hybrid power and signal connectors from Positronic ruggedly withstand shock, vibration, UV radiation, salt spray, and temperatures Read More >>

Automotive Connector and Cable Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights automotive connector and cable solutions for applications including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), navigation equipment, and infotainment, security, camera, and comfort control systems. Automotive Connector and Cable Products:  Heilind Electronics stocks Amphenol Sine Systems’ DuraMate™ AHDP Circular Plastic Connectors for heavy-duty in-line or panel-mount applications in the automotive, industrial, and Read More >>

Armed unmanned vehicle

Armed Robots and Soldiers: Partnership or Rivalry?

As armed robots become reality, a tug-of-war is building over humans’ place in the decision-making loop during battle.   On July 7, a sniper opened fire on a crowded street protest in downtown Dallas, Tex., killing five police officers and injuring others. A long standoff followed inside a parking garage, where the shooter was said to Read More >>

J2 engine

Feedthrough Challenges on the A-3 Test Stand

With potentially thousands of control and sensor data channels entering and exiting in engine test-stand vacuum chamber applications, it is essential for hermetically sealed conductor feedthroughs to solve cross-talk and leakage challenges as well as provide flexibility to meet future custom data needs. NASA worked with Douglas Electrical Components to provide such solutions for its Read More >>

Cyber and Physical Worlds Merge in Connected Industry

Cyber and physical worlds merge in connected industry to radically alter industrial production.   Until today, industrial facilities have largely followed a simple concept – that of automated tasks being performed by automated devices that are connected to a central controller. That’s it; nothing more is necessary for industrial production. The network is merely the vehicle for the Read More >>

The Evolution of Heavy Duty Connectors

At one time, aluminum was the primary material option for heavy-duty connectors, but now plastic is a reliable and viable option.     Over the years heavy-duty connectors have evolved from clunky pieces of heavy metal with contacts to robust, lightweight connectors that can mate with products from other manufacturers. They are also capable of routing signal, Read More >>