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A Step-by-Step Guide for Rugged Connector Selection

A Step-by-Step Guide for Rugged Connector Selection in the Era of Ever-Increasing Data Speed and Miniaturization Demands By David Cianciolo, Engineering Director, Fischer Connectors, Inc. Connector selection has morphed from the old standby, “How many contacts do you need?” into a much more serious challenge. Today’s design engineers need to find ways to pump increasing Read More >>

Follow the Markets

Connector Supplier’s market-focused coverage offers insights into a world of applications that are made possible by connectors. In 2017, our coverage of the connector industry showcased connector, sensor, and cable assembly products in action. We found connectors in virtually every industry, from healthcare to agriculture to transportation. As connectors empower the Internet of Things (IoT), Read More >>

Connectivity Solutions for Wind Energy Electronics

There’s no stopping the wind, so we may as well harvest it. By Amy Goetzman and Christine Stieglitz Wind farm installations continued to expand in 2017, with additional capacity added around the globe, notably in places like Texas, Turkey, France, the UK, and India. Wind energy contributed an annual €36 billion ($43 billion) to the Read More >>

High-Tech Equipment and Processes Transform Farming

Today’s precision farming techniques rely on interconnect technologies. Although agriculture is the world’s oldest and most essential industry, it’s been completely transformed in recent years by modern technologies, many of which depend on electronics. Electronics now play a role in virtually every step of the agriculture process, from weather monitoring to irrigation to storage of Read More >>

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Connectors Help UAV Markets Soar

The growing number of commercial drones creates demand for connectors that enable quick swapping of batteries and storage. By Terry Costlow, Contributing Editor The takeoff of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market in areas beyond defense deployments is opening a solid growth market for connector suppliers that can provide compact, lightweight products to commercial and 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 >>

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Wind Turbines Demand Reliable Cables and Connectors

Cables and connectors in wind turbines must withstand harsh environments and EMI. Wind power is the leading form of renewable energy in the United States. In 2016, wind supplied 5.5% of the U.S. electricity supply, according to the American Wind Energy Association, which expects that number to climb to 10% by 2020. At the heart Read More >>

Secure a Reliable Connection for Harsh Environments

Connector technologies are evolving with the reliability requirements for harsh environment applications. By Adrian Green, Director of Engineering, Amphenol ICC   Harsh environment applications present many challenges for electronics systems designers. Reliable operation in industrial and specialized commercial operations subject the connector and the overall system to a range of extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, and Read More >>

Utility Scale Energy Storage Boosts Alternative Sources

Advances in battery technology developed for utility scale energy storage present opportunities for power connector suppliers.   The humble battery, along with advances in wireless communication technology, has enabled a revolution of mobile electronic devices that no longer require a copper tether for either signal or power. Improvements in energy density, discharge rate, operating temperature Read More >>

GM investments, robots may herald 2017 market growth

GM is investing $1 billion in US factories, possibly foretelling a strong market for industrial products. Record setting robot sales also portend growth for connector makers that focus on the severe demands for ruggedized components.   A General Motors plan to invest $1 billion in its US factories may herald an expansion in manufacturing. The Read More >>

IDT, SKEDD combined to bring many benefits

Connector Supplier interviewed Ulrich Schmidt, Managing Director of Lumberg Group and Member of the Shareholder Family, on the company’s plans for combining IDT and SKEDD technology.   Lumberg, based in Schalksmuehle, Germany, plans to start production of SKEDD connectors that use IDT this year (2017). What made Lumberg decide to sign the license agreement for Read More >>