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Push/Pull and BNC Connectors target UHV industry.

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October 25, 2012 - Combining stainless steel components with glass-ceramic insulators, Push & Pull Connectors come in single and 4-pin models, as well as welded and flange mounted configurations. Units withstand over 1,000 cycles of mating engagements, making them suitable for analytical equipment. Using stainless steel, glass ceramic, and Inconel, single and double ended BNC Connectors can sustain 500 Vdc, 1 A, and Cryogenic temperatures down to 4 K. Units operate with 50 Ω matched impedance at up to 12 GHz.

CeramTec North America Corp.

1 Technology Place, Hwy. 14, Laurens, SC, 29360, USA

Original Press Release

New Ceramaseal® Push & Pull and BNC Connectors

Press release date: October 16, 2012

CeramTec North America (CTNA) is constantly looking to bring about new offerings that will meet the extreme requirements of the Ultra High Vacuum industry. One such requirement is the ability to quickly connect and disconnect electrical signals from high-end analytical equipment used in the life sciences industry segment.  CTNA introduced its version of push & pull connectors in single and four pin configurations.  The data gathered from our testing partner shows a product with superior performance to that of the ones currently available in the market. Key factors that differentiate this product are vacuum levels and operating temperatures.

These new types of connectors are offered as weldable and in typical flange mounted configurations. The main technology driver for this product is the use of stainless steel components coupled with CTNA´s glass-ceramic insulators. This product can withstand over 1000 cycles of mating engagement.

Typical applications include modern analytical equipment capable of producing real time date acquisition, mass spectroscopy, isotopic and dynamic range, carbon/sulfur analyzers, etc. the market for this feedthrough is expanding due to the elevated levels of vacuum required to improve the efficiency of the analyzers.

Another successful transition was made with a single and double ended BNC (Bayonet Neil Concelman) connector. These connectors use stainless steel, glass ceramic and Inconel to produce a connector capable of sustaining 500 VDC, 1 Amp of current, and Cryogenic temperatures down to 4 Kelvin. The BNC´s are capable of operating with a 50 Ohm matched impedance and up to 12 GHz frequency.

These types of connectors have a broad range of applications from semiconductor instrumentation to optical devices such as high-end cameras used for monitoring and surveillance.

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