TE INSTALITE Molded Heat-Shrink Boots reduce weight by up to 30%.
TE Connectivity (TE) announced new INSTALITE Molded Boots that are up to 30% lighter than TE standard -25 boots. These high-performance molded heat-shrink boots have been designed for applications in military ground systems, aerospace, and marine. Their optimized interior geometry reduces installation time as well as provides a faster recovery.
“Our customers want to improve fuel efficiency and reduce their impact on the environment while at the same time carrying loads and passengers and optimizing performance,” said John Kuster, senior product manager, Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine, TE Connectivity. “Using our expertise in fluid-resistant, modified elastomers, we’ve created semi-rigid, abrasion-resistant boots with significant weight savings that do just that.”
As a low-weight sealed harness solution, TE’s INSTALITE boots are extremely rugged, resisting most common military fuels, oils, and greases. The heat-shrink boots are abrasion-resistant and have an operating temperature range of -75°C to +150°C. They offer a balance of high-temperature fluid resistance and long-term heat resistance. The boots also meet the requirements of VG95343 Parts 6 and 18.
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