Product News: Optics & Photonics
Optical Connectors target railway applications.
Press Release Summary:
July 23, 2012 - Available in several all-optical or electrical/optical hybrid configurations, VGE1 Connectors with Elio contacts withstand shock and vibration. Hermaphroditic contact offers tool-less insertion and extraction from connectors and is sealed to optical cable without additional union. SMS IP Connectors, designed to comply with NF F 61-030 standard, withstand temperatures down to 55°C, can be used for voltages up to 500 V, and are available in 3-, 6-, and 12-pin versions.
Original Press Release
Full Speed Innovation for Railway Applications
Press release date: July 20, 2012
Copper connectors are not standing still: Souriau is extending its railway product range with its new SMS IP range. Designed to comply with the NF F 61-030 standard, the SMS IP is a high performance and high security connector for internal equipment. It complies with fire/smoke requirements, and is the only connector on the market to have obtained HL3/R23 rating according to the new CEN/TS 45-545 standard. It withstands low temperatures down to 55 C and can be used for voltages up to 500 V. Available in 3-, 6- and 12-pin versions, SMS IP has been qualified by Alstom, Bombardier and the SNCF. Like the other connectors in the Souriau railway range, the SMS IP uses standard AWG16 contacts. The new VGE1 Elio and SMS IP ranges will be presented at the Innotrans show in Berlin from 18 to 21 September 2012, Hall 12 Stand 313.