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2020 Harsh-Environment Connectivity eBook

Our new 2020 Harsh-Environment Connectivity eBook features 16 technical, tutorial articles by leading interconnect authorities that address new challenges for electronics exposed to extreme environments, new connectivity technologies developed to surmount them, and best practices for connector specification and design-in. It also features a collection of 60 ruggedized connector products from 38 suppliers with proven Read More >>

Connectors Get Tough for Industrial Robots and Automation

As more robots and other connected devices join the factory floor, the challenge is to protect sensitive electronics from dirt, debris, vibration, and other barriers to performance. As the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues to expand, it brings more electronic devices to the factory floor. There, they are exposed to harsh environments including dust, Read More >>

Connectors for IoT, IIoT, and Industry 4.0 Applications

The proliferation of connected technologies is placing new technical demands on industrial connectors. Higher speeds, higher frequency performance, and reduced form factors are required, along with ruggedness, reliability, and immunity against electromagnetic interference. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the wireless interconnectivity of electronic devices ranging from appliances and vehicles to building control systems Read More >>

HARTING's ix Industrial will revolutionize the IoT

Single-Pair Ethernet Will Revolutionize the Internet of Things

The new SPE connector standard will provide a comprehensive communication protocol, a shared networking infrastructure, and produce power for sensor technologies. The T-1 industrial interface developed by HARTING is set to become the new single-pair Ethernet (SPE) connector standard. A united consortium of seven companies has approved the standard based on HARTING’s original design and Read More >>

December 2019 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. December 2019 Connector Industry News December 2019 Connector Industry News > Event News  Hirose’s FX26 Series and BM46 Series connectors have both been selected as Innovation Award Honorees for Read More >>

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Mezzanine Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights mezzanine connector products from leading suppliers. Most of the board-to-board connector solutions collected here are ideally suited for datacom, telecom, and industrial applications, several address medical and consumer electronics market demands, and a few are also well suited for use in automotive, military, and aerospace applications. Mezzanine Connector Products  Molex’s Read More >>

Believe the Hype About the Internet of Things

Avnet’s Lou Lutostanski says the promise of full IoT connectivity has been slow to arrive, but it’s real and it’s coming. It’ll just take a little more education, simplification, and standardization to make widespread adoption happen. The Internet of Things (IoT) has been the talk of the town for the past few of years. So Read More >>

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Hannover Industry Messe 2016: Back to the Future?

At Hannover Messe, we learned that Industry 4.0 is already in practice, and the market for these interconnected products is growing.   As many Europeans focus on challenges such as the migrant crisis, BREXIT, and terrorism in their capital cities, and most Americans follow the presidential election process, the economy, and the Middle East situation, there Read More >>

Industry 4.0: The Next Industrial Revolution

The Smart Factory: Connecting Efficiency and Productivity

The intelligent networking of industrial devices promises to deliver productivity gains, but not all manufacturers are ready to make the leap to the smart factory. Connecting efficiency and productivity is key for the future of the industrial sector.   As the buzz about “Industry 4.0” grows louder, many people believe it may be just around the corner, but Read More >>

Tangling with Industrial Robots

The Robotic Age is Here – Industrial Robot Market Statistics

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.