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Phoenix M12 connector for heavy equipment

New Technologies Force Heavy Equipment OEMs to Rethink Connector Solutions

As new technologies are introduced in transportation, agriculture, and heavy equipment markets, traditional connector choices are being challenged. Are M8 and M12 connectors still the right choice? By Mike Schreiner, DC Solutions Engineering and Market Development Manager, Phoenix Contact USA Should heavy equipment OEMs try to wedge traditional connectors into new digital technologies or should Read More >>

sensor connectors

Sensor-Input Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights sensor-input connectors from leading suppliers. Sensor-Input Connectors ERNI’s M12 Right-Angle connectors were especially developed for use in industrial sensor applications and have a compact form factor that measures just 14mm in length to provide ideal solutions for sensor applications with small spaces and odd angles. These angled M12 sensor-input connectors Read More >>

Manufacturability

The Importance of Manufacturability in New Connector Product Designs

When new or custom connectivity products are the right solution for a design challenge, connector suppliers must meet complex design requirements and develop efficient manufacturing processes to produce high-quality products at a reasonable cost. Manufacturability is a critical consideration in the design of a new connector product. In addition to supply chain factors such as Read More >>

November 2020 Industry News

November 2020 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. November 2020 Connector Industry News November 2020 Connector Industry News > Event News  HARTING is presenting two live, back-to-back web seminars dedicated to the newest technologies in PCB connectivity Read More >>

The Electronics Industry Starts to Ease Out of China

The impacts of COVID-19 illustrate the risks involved in centering too much manufacturing, assembly, and intellectual property in one region. Yet the coming implementation of connected technologies, including automation, the Internet of Things, and 5G networks, depends on connectivity products that are currently made in China. Automation may be one way out. The global electronics Read More >>

electronica 2020 Becomes a Digital Gathering

Munich’s biennial trade show, featuring the latest and greatest electronics components and technologies from around the world, is online this year. Here’s what to expect from the virtual version of electronica 2020. In 2020, one conference and trade show after another has been cancelled, delayed, or digitalized in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read More >>

Choosing the Right Board-to-Board Connectors for Your Device

Consider robustness, flexibility, and processing requirements in your design to be confident that you are choosing the right board-to-board connectors for your application. A primary concern for device designers is how to get signal and power to the device in a way that doesn’t interfere with functional goals, such as portability, wearability, or size. Many Read More >>

plastic circular connectors

All-Plastic Circular Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights all-plastic circular connectors for medical, industrial, and transportation applications from leading suppliers. All-Plastic Circular Connectors BizLink’s S418 Connector Series is part of its Sunbolts solar energy connectivity solutions portfolio, which offers connectors, DC branch cables, PV cables, and junction boxes designed to provide optimal performance, enable easy handling, and help Read More >>

Top 10 Connector Companies in 2019

Identifying the 2019 Top 10 Connector Companies: An Exercise in Expertise

The connector industry is broad and diverse, with numerous suppliers and distributors vying for the attention of today’s electronics innovators, so identifying the best companies from which to source your components is not easy. This latest guide from Bishop & Associates should help. It’s no surprise that design engineers and purchasing personnel want to use Read More >>

New product news

October 2020 New Connectivity Products

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. October 2020 New Connectivity Products October 2020 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. AirBorn’s new RocKet Macro-D connectors have a rugged form factor designed to reliably withstand the rigors Read More >>

SPE Connectors

Single-Pair Ethernet Helps Industrial Designers Update and Build Systems for Industry 4.0

These simplified, yet powerful SPE connectors will help integrate equipment and buildings into a powerful, data-rich Industrial Internet of Things. The standardization of single-pair Ethernet (SPE) in 2019 enabled designers of industrial architectures to envision new levels of power, data speeds, and reliability for manufacturing facilities, building automation systems, and transportation networks. The IEEE 802.3cg-2019 Read More >>

October 2020 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. October 2020 Connector Industry News  October 2020 Connector Industry News > Event News  Radiall is presenting the second part of its two-part webinar series dedicated to its optical interconnect Read More >>