Cable and Connecting
Circular connector has proven twist-pin technology
Now available from ITT Interconnect Solutions is the Micro-K range of high reliability, rugged, lightweight micro-miniatures circular connectors developed using the proven twist pin micro-miniature contact technology, With factory installed contact termination to up to 24 AWG wire, Micro-K connectors can be configured to meet customer needs in lightweight, compact designs.
Press-fit bulkhead adaptor cuts assembly time by up to 80%
Interconnect and opto component manufacturer GTK has announced a high definition version of its press-fit BNC female/female adaptor. The 75 ohm connectors can easily be inserted, removed or replaced by using a simple extraction tool, resulting in an 80% reduction in assembly time.
USB 2.0 Molex HandyLink I/O interconnect system available now from TTI
TTI has introduced the Molex HandyLink System. The 3-way HandyLink product family includes a right-angle SMT receptacle, a wire and PCB version of the plug, perpendicular and parallel mounted cradle connectors for docking applications and a wide array of cable assemblies and accessories including full turn-key cradle design, assembly and pack-out capability.
Omnetics offers Impedance Controlled Nano-Cable System Capability
Omnetics Connector Corporation, the leading USA manufacturer of miniature high rel connectors can now deliver its metal Nano connectors matched with 85 or 100 ohm impedance-controlled ribbon cables, as a space-saving, low cost alternative to coax and twinax products.
Nano miniature connectors with 200 plus contacts
Omnetics Connector Corp., the leading manufacturer of miniature high rel interconnection products, is now delivering nano-miniature connectors with over 200 contacts, enabling system designers to reduce the size of the products they use and even replace multiple devices with one tiny component.
Reverse Fix connector option increases interconnection flexibility
Harwin has announced an addition to its Datamate range of interconnection devices. The Reverse Fix option allows designers to consider PCB access and component selection to match, early in the process. The Datamate J-Tek Reverse Fix connector range offers durability, flexibility in design with cable to cable or cable to board options, and features a high reliability four finger beryllium copper contact clip ensuring integrity, with jack-screw fixing providing additional security of connection.
Servo motor connector range from ITT Cannon replaces conventional circular connectors
ITT Cannon has introduced its range of small 'two-in-one' servo motor connectors reducing the connector footprint on the servomotor by half and meeting the latest requirements for cost reduction, miniaturization and maximum performance. Designed as a replacement for two circular connectors, the innovative design of CmX range servo motor connectors only requires half the length, one third the height and half the weight to house the same components as conventional circular connectors.
Dual entry die-cast backshells from Tyco Electronics
Tyco Electronics' range of die cast backshells includes an innovative design with two cable entries. Particularly suited to daisy chain applications, the backshells form part of the D-subminiature connector family and offer the ideal solution for industrial applications where a BUS style connection is required. To maintain screening integrity at the end of a connection run, or for applications requiring just one cable entry, a blanking plate is provided.
Miniature connectors from ITT Electronic Components
New from ITT Electronic Components the company's range of nano-miniature connectors takes the proven twist pin micro-miniature contact technology one stage further, with the reduced contact pitch of 0.635mm providing significant space and weight saving when compared to conventional micro-miniature connectors.
Connector for small servo motors from ITT Cannon
A new addition to the standard range of Cm3 connectors has recently been launched by ITT Cannon. Designed for small servo motors in applications such as industrial motion control, robotics, factory automation and material handling, new low profile Cm3 2x power connectors use one standard power connector to feed the motor (three power contacts plus one ground contact) plus an additional power connector (featuring four power contacts) for the two-way brake and two-way thermal sensor.
RJ45 Ethernet module added to industrial connector family
A new RJ45 Ethernet module has been added to the HARTING Han-Modular family of heavy-duty industrial connectors. The new Han RJ45 module is a shielded Ethernet module which connects all eight data lines and fulfils Category 5e requirements.
Circular sensor connectors reduce signal loss
The Binder 768 series of circular sensor connectors, available in the UK from Aerco, is designed for use in field-bus and other applications where analogue signals are susceptible to interference offering a simpler and more secure form of shielding.
ITT releases Premier Technology brochure on key interconnection groups
Now available from ITT is the company's Premier Technology brochure with technical Pull Sheet and White Papers for Pogo-Pin, Break-Away, Chip-on-Flex, Stacking, Quadrax and PHD Fibre Optic interconnection products. An accompanying CD-ROM with animation files enables a visual understanding of these technologies.
Omron M12 connectors are easy to lock
New industrial M12 connectors from Omron feature a simple, secure, 'smart click' locking mechanism, yet retain full compatibility with the traditional screw lock styles. M12 connectors are widely used throughout industrial and process control installations, in particular to connect sensor I/O, and for field bus and industrial Ethernet installations.
Rack and Panel connector catalogue frrom ITT
Now available from ITT Electronic Components is the company's latest Rack and Panel connector catalogue. This 'engineered for reading' catalogue has been produced in a format that will allow the end user to obtain information readily on whatever aspect of the wide R&P range is needed to hand.
GTK adds UK Cable Assembly and Box Building Facility
Connector and component manufacturer GTK has added a UK manufacturing capability to complement its Far Eastern facilities with the acquisition of a cable assembly and box-building facility based in Romsey, Hampshire. The 6000 square foot plant is able to offer technical assistance, prototyping, pre-production and production services on all types of assembly – crimp, coax, idc, looms – as well as box-building.
Connector for small servo motors
Designed as a replacement for two circular connectors, new Cm2 series high voltage connectors from ITT Cannon provide maximum power in a minimum size package and can be installed simply and at low cost. Compared to conventional circular connectors, new Cm2 series high voltage connectors feature 50% less weight and require only half the length to house the same components. The low profile design makes the devices ideal for small servo motors requiring higher power (up to 10A) in applications where space is at a premium such as industrial motion control, robotics, factory automation and material handling.
Plug-In Terminal Blocks With Screw Flanges Withstand Vibration
Camden Electronics has launched a new range of plug-in terminal blocks that feature screw flanges enabling male and female connectors to be clamped together to create ultra-reliable connections in all applications including high vibration.
LED lighting connector from Tyco
Tyco Electronics has introduced a poke-in connector for the LED lighting market. The new poke-in connector is a low profile, surface mount (SMT), two-position connector ideally suited for use in PCB-based LED strings, lighting controls, and other applications that can benefit from an easy poke-in wire termination to the PCB.
Connectors from JAE deliver robust PCI Express links
JAE Europe has introduced mating PCB and cable-mounted connectors for external PCI Express Card and PCIe interconnects, delivering a compact and robust solution for connecting a wide variety of boards and subsystems. The JAE DE1 series connectors include cable-mount plugs and PCB-mount receptacles featuring through-hole pin termination . The cable-mounted plugs also feature a mechanical lock to ensure correct mating. JAE Europe also offers complete cable harness solutions, built to special order using these connectors.
Press-Fit B19 connector from 3M
3M has launched the Metpak HSHM Press-Fit B19 connector. This is designed to give system designers working with VME and CompactPCI backplane systems a cost-effective path to higher speed serial input/output (I/O) protocols, such as PCI Express and RapidIO, without disruptive backplane redesign or needing a 'forklift' upgrade.
Industrial connector module from Harting has current rating of 70 A
A new insert module with a current rating of 70 A has been added to the Han-Modular range of industrial connectors from HARTING. The new Han 70 A module accommodates two power contacts with axial screw termination, and is rated for voltages of up to 1000 V at 70 A. Although this module has a high electrical power rating, it is only half the size of HARTING's existing 100 A module.
ITT’s Chip on Flex Filter Technology Withstands 1,000 Cycles of Thermal Shock and Vibration Testing
ITT Electronic Components, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors, interconnects, and cable assemblies, has tested its Chip on Flex (CoF) filter connector technology to 1,000 cycles of thermal shock from -55°C to +125°C per MIL-STD-1344. Compared to the ceramic planar array block capacitor used in conventional filter connectors, the Cannon CoF connector utilizes a state-of-the-art flexible circuit where individual chip capacitors are surface mounted on a pad adjacent to the feed thru contact.
Molex Expands Industrial Product Line
Molex has introduced Sealed SFP Assemblies in response to customer demands to incorporate SFP transceivers into sealed panel mounted receptacles. These new solutions also meet a market need for upgrades from a copper Ethernet system to an optical transceiver, or can interchange between the two as requirements demand.
Cinch Unveils High Density Filtered D-Sub Connector
Cinch Connectors has introduced a RoHS compliant high-density filtered D-Sub connector. Targeted specifically at the commercial market, this new connector features a more dense contact arrangement, resulting in substantial space and weight savings for design engineers.
ERNI Offers Complete ERmet ZD Portfolio
ERNI Electronics has complemented its ERmetZD range of straight male connectors and right-angled female connectors with the addition of new right-angled female connectors in 2, 3 and 4 contact pair versions. The product family has been extended with new straight female connectors (4-pair version), evaluation kits and the ERmet ZD cable connector system. These components together encompass a complete high-speed connector portfolio that is specified for the ATCA, CompactPCI Express, and other industry standards.
4 GHz Attenuators for WiMax, WiFi and WiBro
Coaxial Dynamics has announced the new broadband 6902-BNCF series of 2 Watt BNC attenuators rated from DC to 4 GHz, which includes WiMax, WiFi and WiBro testing applications. VSWR is 1.25:1 maximum through 4 GHz and the accuracy is +/- 0.3dB to 6dB, +/- 0.5dB to 20dB and +/- 0.75dB to 30dB. Standard dB values include 3, 6, 10, 20 and 30dB with others available on special order. All BNC models have bi-directional operation and other connector types are available. The length is 1.4 inches maximum. Volume discounts are available and deliveries are typically 2-4 weeks ARO with a list price of about $50 each for small quantity.
SIM card holder from Yamaichi is ultra-flat
Yamaichi is continuously extending its range of ultra-flat and extremely space-saving card connectors for Flash and SIM cards. After presenting the flattest connector for the micro SD card available on the world market only last spring, the second SIM card connector is now also available in Ultra Low Profile design and with a height of only 1.5 mm (FMS006-5000-0).
RJ45 jack with magnetic filter and LED light pipes
The Y-ConJack-31 is a new RJ45 connector jack for PCB with integrated magnetic filter, and LED light pipes for the function display. The jack is particularly suited to industrial applications such as industrial ethernet. The function principle of the integrated magnetic filter module definitely makes a decisive contribution to the signal conditioning, thanks to the galvanic separation (potential separation) and the additional components. Overlayed disruptions are thus effectively separated or faded out by the wanted signal. Current peaks, highly frequented overlays or electro smog can lead to malfunctions in the applications, particularly in an industrial environment.
Push-pull SMA-type connectors from Aerco
Aerco now stocks a range of Quick-Lock-Standard (QLS) RF connectors made by Telegärtner that offers a quick-connect version of the sub-miniature SMA standard connectors. Offering the same internal construction and low-loss RF performance up to 6GHz, the QLS range uses a patented, push-pull locking system that offers clear advantages over standard SMA connectors as the engagement time is reduced by 90% and no tooling is required. Because a torque spanner is not required, panel mounted connectors can be packed much more closely creating considerable space savings.
One Piece Solar Connector is Field-Mountable
Leading cable solutions provider, Lapp Group Ltd, has introduced a new connector designed specifically for use in solar power–based installations. The Epic Solar is a field-mountable connector developed to make the task of installing photovoltaic systems much simpler.
Tekdata claims breakthrough in medical interconnections
Tekdata Interconnect is claiming a breakthrough in the design and manufacturing of medical interconnections by developing a new set of medical connectors designed around a two-pin block as the core of a flexible and modular interconnect system. Operators can quickly configure connectors up to 48 channels "on the ward". The Stoke-on-Trent manufacturer is also using hygienically recyclable components, such as the moulded-bellows contact design of new connectors for conductive syringe needles used to perform invasive monitoring of internal bio-electrical signals.
Micro-D Pi Filter Connector for Military and Avionics Applications from ITT
ITT Electronic Components has developed a robust Micro-D connector with exceptional attenuation. Designated the TMDMP filter, the connector utilizes a unique internal filter design, providing the density needed to accommodate the ferrite tubes necessary for Pi filtering in military and aerospace applications.
Han® K 4/4 connector from HARTING
The new Han® K 4/4 connector from HARTING is a combination power/signal connector which combines together four power and four signal connectors in a single Han® 10B construction size housing.
Rail-industry connectors now in stock at PEI-Genesis
Franchised assembling distributor PEI-Genesis is now carrying stocks of ITT's VEAM CIR series multipin circular connectors, which have become the worldwide standard for rail and mass-transit applications. With stock to build over 6000 different part numbers, PEI-Genesis is offering the CIR connectors and flame-retardant FRCIR variants with the company's market-leading 48-hour assembly service.
Turret lugs from Harwin provide a reliable wire to board connection
Harwin has announced that a comprehensive range of turret lugs - used in many applications to provide a strong, reliable wire to board connection – are detailed in its catalogue and website. Turret lugs - also known as turret pins or terminals - are firmly attached to the PCB usually by riveting and soldering them through a hole in the PCB.
Connector from Tyco suits disposable or re-useable medical applications
Tyco Electronics has introduced a sterilisable Medical CPC connector for use in applications such as surgical power instruments, RF and ultrasound ablation and EP monitors used in the operating room. Available with 5, 6, 7 or 10 contact positions, the devices are very cost-effective and benefit from a robust self-latching mechanism which is secure under axial and torsional loads.
Relay sockets from Switchtec reduce production time and are safer under vibration conditions
Reducing installation time and providing a vibration resistant connection are Hongfa screwless sockets available from Switchtec. The sockets are a boon to panel builders who are constantly striving to reduce production time whilst improving performance and adding value. Aimed at panel builders, OEMs, CEMs, equipment manufacturers and machine builders, the sockets are designed to be used with Hongfa's popular HF115F and HF18FH plug in relays, and can be used in any application where control applications need to be wired in quickly and securely.
Connectors to support PCIe Mini Cards with 0.8mm contact spacing
JAE Europe has launched the MM60 PCI Express Mini Card connector system, which provides secure retention for the whole card. Two versions are available, with or without stand-off, to support a wide variety of functional modules including embedded industrial PCs or wireless adapters using the Mini Card format. The stand-off version supports modules with underside-mounted components up to 1.8mm maximum profile.
Quick-latch connectors suit harsh environments
New from Aerco is the Deutsch Quick Connect (QC) range of circular connectors that provides the ideal solution for users requiring a cost effective, rugged, quick-latch connector for use in demanding environments. The QC range is made from Ultem, a high temperature, corrosion resistant, composite material allowing the connectors to operate under the toughest conditions.