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Electric Motorcycles Rev Up International Interest

As electric car technology advances, personal transportation modes are adopting those electronics systems and innovating their own unique wiring and charging strategies. We look at the progress made and what lies ahead for the e-motorcycle market. In spring 2019, Japanese motorcycle manufacturers Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha announced a new collaboration to standardize replaceable battery Read More >>

Design for Manufacturability Strategies at the PCB Level

We spoke to experts at a printed circuit board assembly house to learn more about Design for Manufacturability (DFM) strategies. The goal: Ensuring that device designs can be successfully manufactured. Medical device designs are focused on giving healthcare providers new tools to deliver better patient care and outcomes. Paving the way to these end results Read More >>

A Clean Break: Breakaway Connectors in Medical Devices

Breakaway connectors can quickly disconnect to protect people and equipment, yet still provide the same pin and housing durability as their mechanically secured counterparts. By Steven Lassen, Product Applications Engineer, and Julie Carlson, Marketing Communications, LEMO Breakaway connector Breakaway connectors break the rules of device design that expect electronic connectors to make a secure attachment — Read More >>

Trade Conflicts Intensify for Electronics Industry

New tariffs and tech bans are in place between the US and China, trade negotiations between North American countries hit a speed bump, and the electronics industry feels the squeeze. Ongoing trade conflicts around the world intensified in May 2019 with a spate of new tariffs and a significant technology ban. Connector Supplier has been Read More >>

Why You Can No Longer Ignore Connectors

Connectors should be a central focus for engineers in today’s network-centric and data-intensive markets. Connectivity is the lifeblood of today’s technology-driven world. The term has taken on many dimensions, from reference to the internet and data networks, to home appliances and devices of all sizes. With continuing advances in technology, the connection between parts of Read More >>

Where do Rare or Discontinued Connectors Go?

A network of authorized secondary distributors stocks rare or discontinued connectors. Every year, thousands of new connector designs enter the market. Many of these products meet the needs of new applications, but others replace a previous generation of a similar product. Typically, component manufacturers anticipate these changes and reduce production towards the end of a Read More >>

M12 Connectors Provide Rugged Performance for Industrial Ethernet

In traditional office environments, Ethernet connections are typically made using the standard RJ45 connector. However, when Ethernet migrates to industrial environments, a wide range of contaminants come into play, making M12 connectors a more durable choice. Ethernet first came into use in computer networking technologies in the 1980s, providing communications on local and wide area Read More >>

Three Things to Know About the Connected Factory Exchange

The Connected Factory Exchange (IPC-CFX) is a new IoT standard that guides Industry 4.0 applications. As Industry 4.0 comes into widespread use, the global trade association IPC saw a need to develop a standard to guide applications that operate within these connected and automated smart factory systems. The new Connected Factory Exchange, or IPC-CFX, is Read More >>

A Simple Radio, a Complex Domestic Manufacturing Strategy

This single-channel FM radio is a rare example of US-made consumer electronics. Could other companies pull off this feat of manufacturing? The product made its debut on Kickstarter, as so many electronics startups do these days. But unlike most projects that appear on the crowdsourcing site, the Public Radio isn’t an attempt to get a Read More >>

Manufacturing Execution Systems for SMEs

Larger manufacturers have employed manufacturing execution systems for years, but many small-to-medium-sized enterprises have yet to adopt such systems. Schleuniger’s Pete Doyon says that looking forward, even the smallest manufacturing companies will need to use them.   A manufacturing execution system (MES) is a software program that manages and monitors production work in a factory. The MES controls Read More >>

Wearables on the Factory Floor

Industry 4.0 is the point where automation, the Internet of Things, wearables, and customization converge.   “Industry 4.0” is still a bit of a buzzword, but it gets closer to realization every day. Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution. In earlier articles, we discussed the first (industrialization), second (mass production), and third (IT integration) Read More >>

The Return of Manufacturing to the US: Fantasy or Reality?

For North America, a key concern is rebuilding the high-volume/low-cost electronic manufacturing base, from which more than 100,000 jobs have been lost to offshoring, particularly in strategic technologies and their supply chains.     All major regions involved in the electronics industry dwell on this subject – the outsourcing of manufacturing to Asia-Pacific countries. It is a Read More >>