Fischer Announces Cable Assembly Systems Perfect for Scientific Research
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Fischer Connectors Inc.
1735 Founders Pkwy., Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA, 30004
Press release date: November 11, 2009
As the world gathers in Munich, November 10-13, for Productronica 2009, to view the latest innovations in electronics, Fischer Connectors will be demonstrating the ruggedness and durability of its interconnectivity products which include: overmolded connectors and cable assemblies perfect for scientific testing equipment.
Able to withstand vibrations, explosions, sand storms, torrential rains, deep-freeze temperatures, crash tests, melting processes, and ocean depths of 100 meters, Fischer connectors were recently selected by Pinnacle, a worldwide energy solutions company to the oil and gas industry. "Our operations would come to a screeching halt if our instruments failed. We rely on collecting data 24/7," says Ralf Krug, Development Engineer, for Pinnacle.
"Fischer was the only manufacturer who had the type of rugged connector and cable assembly that met the specifications for our geo data gathering equipment. Its durable connectors and rugged cable assembly are difficult to damage and excel in extreme environments typical of fracture and reservoir diagnostic and monitoring work," continues Krug. "In the past, we specified military-style connectors, but our new products required something smaller with more pull strength, a specific number of pins, fail-safe mechanical lock, and rugged construction. Fischer had what we needed, stated Krug."
"What's interesting about Pinnacle's application is that the tiltmeters equipped with Fischer connectors allow the scientist to observe the underground movement of fluids - several 1000m beneath the earth's surface," says Daniel Spycher, International Sales Director for Fischer Connectors SA. "Our job as manufacturers of high-quality electronic components is to design products that guarantee reliability in the most demanding environments. For this application, Fischers' interconnectivity solution included a cable assembly that mates with a Fischer DEE 105 receptacle, while the other end of the cable assembly plugs into a controller device."
Fischer's high-performance connectors offer excellent strength-to-weight ratio and can withstand harsh environments. Connector products are 360° EMC shielded and sealed up to IP68, or even hermetic. Ideal for frequent connect and disconnect operations, the plugs and receptacles are engineered to endure more than 10,000 mating cycles within a temperature range of -50°C to +150°C.
Fischer attributes its marketplace success to its innovative technology, responsiveness, rapid and wide-ranging solutions, flexibility, and high-quality products. Fischer's internal technical support team efficiently creates the perfect design and product match for optimum customer satisfaction
Pinnacle is the world leader in supplying fracture diagnostics (tiltmeter and microseismic), reservoir monitoring, and consulting to the oil and gas industry. Its worldwide clients include nearly all of the major oil and gas producers as well as a many independents and national oil companies, and scientific research institutions.
For more than 50 years, Fischer Connectors has been designing, manufacturing and distributing high-performance connectors and cable assembly solutions. Known for their reliability, precision, and resistance to demanding environments, its products are commonly used in high end electronic equipment such as medical apparatus, scientific or instrumentation devices, broadcast, defense and security systems. Primary design and manufacturing facilities are located in Switzerland, with subsidiaries and distributors located worldwide. For more information, log on to www.fischerconnectors.com
Visit Fischer Connectors at Productronica 2009 in Hall B4, Booth 301.