Solving electrical connector problems
A study by Research and Markets, reported in Business Wire, has estimated that the global market for electrical connectors will reach $80.4bn by 2023, with a compound annual growth rate of 4.9%. Automobiles, avionics, watercraft, medical devices, and thousands of other applications depend on electrical connectors to carry power and communication between critical components.
Low profile push-push MicroSD connector
Hirose has produced a very low profile Push-Push MicroSD connector. Featuring a profile of only 1.15mm, the miniature DM3NW Series MicroSD connector enables smaller consumer electronic designs by reducing the volumetric space. The push/push type DM3NW Series MicroSD connector is well suited for a wide range of consumer electronic applications.
Equipping an efficient electrical workbench
Having the right range tools and equipment available on an electrical workbench is essential in order to achieve the desired levels of quality and productivity. Compromising on the number, type or quality of tools is, quite simply, a false economy, regardless of whether the application is assembly, test or repair. By Grzegorz Gorzka, Mechanical Elements Product Engineer at TME
Podium place for connectors in international competition
A school robotics team sponsored by Bulgin won third place overall in the 2019 MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) International ROV competition, with connectors from Bulgin featured in the design. Among the 24 other schools that qualified in the Explorer age group final, a California-based high school’s robotics team had decided to use Bulgin’s PX0413/03P rear panel mount connectors in their design.
Universal clamp for cobots improves safety
When humans and machines stand shoulder to shoulder on the production line, safety at work is a critical issue. To ensure cables and hoses are reliably and compactly guided on cobots, igus has developed a universal clamp.
Submersible connectors for high and low pressure
It has been announced that SOURIAU has developed considerable expertise in the design and manufacture of robust and extremely reliable submersible connectors. Its dry-mate product ranges, for out-of-water mating, formerly known as Jupiter connectors, have been proven in both civil and military underwater applications for over 50 years.
Mechanically protected power limited fire alarm cable
Fire alarm systems and codes have become incrementally more complex with the advent of voiceover commands, emergency notification advancements, and the proliferation of smart devices. AFC Cable Systems has announced the launch of its Power Limited Fire Alarm Cable, mechanically protected with low-smoke PVC jacketed individual pairs for easy installation.
Right-angle connectors for PCBs and panels
TE Connectivity (TE) is once again expanding its M12 portfolio, with A-, B- and D-coded versions of the right-angle connector. The new products come just a few months after TE introduced connectors with eight and 12 pin positions for direct mounting onto PCBs and panels.
More wiring space in heavy-duty connectors
The new tall sleeve and surface mounting housings for Heavycon Standard B-series connectors from Phoenix Contact are particularly suitable for modular applications. Their taller design and larger cable outlets in M50 format provide more space for wiring. This also means larger cable diameters and cable bundles can be connected conveniently.
A closer look at IP ratings and designing with IP rated connectors
If you have owned a portable device, then you have likely subjected it to unwanted dirt or a drop into liquid. From tablets and wearables to outdoor sensors and industrial equipment, the demand for devices that can withstand these host of environmental factors continues to grow. By Ryan Smoot, CUI Devices