Cliff Electronics is spreading its wings in the US market by signing a distribution agreement with Newark Element14. The wide ranging agreement will greatly increase the availability of their products in the Americas and showcase their market leading Feed Though connector range.
“Our relationship with Farnell Element14 dates from the 1970’s”, says Dan Walker, Distribution Sales Manager at Cliff Electronics. “And Cliff is proud to partner with their sister company Newark E14 for this USA agreement for Cliff products. Newark’s business model is focused on the penetration of new markets and large sales area coverage. This will greatly increase our sales and better serve our USA customers’ growing need for panel mounted data connectors.”
Robert Toenies, Newark Element14 Product Manager, comments, “Newark Element14 is proud to stock Cliff’s extensive range of FT Series Panel Mount Connectors in North America. These high quality, high performance connectors are used in a wide array of industrial applications and are a strong complement to our industry-leading industrial connector product portfolio.”
Two key advantages of the Cliff FT Series are true feed-through connection allowing standard cabling to be used to connect at both front and rear, eliminating the need to solder or terminate the connections, simplifying and speeding up assembly.
The Series also gives the ability to be front or rear mounted on to control panels, giving designers maximum flexibility over panel layout and functionality.
Cliff’s growing range of feed-through connectors are all packaged in the
widely used 24mm diameter XLR connector format and depending on model are available in black plastic or with a rugged die cast aluminium fascia finished in nickel or black to enhance the high quality, high performance and prestige image of this new product range.
Other models in the range provide Digital and Optical Feed-Through connectivity in formats includinghigh speed USB Type – C, USB3 to USB3 in all gender changing configurations - A-A, A-B and B-A.
Also available are all popular data and Ethernet connectors including USB 2.0 and 3.0, LC and SC fibre (Duplex & Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and unshielded), Toslink, RCA Phono and HDMI and blanking plates.
Further options will continue to be introduced throughout 2016 and custom designs are undertaken.
All versions, metal and plastic, share the same features and dimensions and offer a complete range of very cost effective audio, data, and fibre connectors, all of which can both front or rear mounted into industry standard 24mm XLR connector mounting holes.
The new FT Series are simple to mount into any panel designed to accept XLR connectors including instrumentation, control and rack panels, wall-plates, etc.
For ease of assembly the Cliff FT Series are available with standard or countersunk mounting holes.
Bezels are available in 7 colours to identify the function of FT connectors when fitted to a control panel.
Cliff’s FT series has already found widespread use in a multitude of system integration applications for custom I/O solutions.
Typical applications include broadcast, AV installations, systems integration, home theatre, automation, solar power and a growing range of industrial applications including instrumentation, industrial control and data acquisition