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Esterline Connection Technologies Provides Reliable Connectors for the Revolutionary Rosetta Space Mission

December 8, 2014

SOURIAU, part of Esterline Connection Technologies, is honored to have served as a trusted collaborator to the ESA (European Space Agency) and CNES (French Space Agency) by supplying interconnection components 15 years ago for the Rosetta space mission. The firm supplied various types of connectors for the flight model and is proud to have contributed to this unprecedented ESA success. ©2014... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Dual Source for the Micro38999 Range

December 3, 2014

Dual source for the micro38999 range Esterline Connection Technologies – Souriau has awarded a dual-source agreement to AB Connectors for the supply of its micro38999 connectors, which are used by many of the group's customers. The agreement guarantees that both manufacturers' micro38999 connectors are intermateable and interchangeable. Designed primarily for use in on-board systems... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Power Connectors feature vertical mating design.

December 3, 2014

Rated up to 4 A and 50 Vac/Vdc, DF65 Series offers wire-to-board solution for electronic device battery connections. Units feature narrow 1.7 mm pitch and 1.8 mm mated height. Positive lock secures socket into header, and produces over 5 N cable pull strength in upper direction, while friction lock ensures complete locking by producing final tactile click. Operating from -35 to +105°C, connectors limit contact resistance to 10 MΩ with insulation resistance of at least 100 MΩ at 100 Vdc. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Sealed Connectors are suited for use in harsh environments.

December 3, 2014

XLR products include panel connectors rated IP68 or Nema 250 (6P) when unmated. When properly mated with Switchcraft female cable end, pair is rated to IP66. These rugged connectors, available in 3- to 7-pin or contact configurations, are tested to MIL-STD 202G. Cable end, panel, and cable to cable options are available. While silver-plated contacts are standard, gold-plated contacts are optional. RoHS-compliant connectors suit, among other uses, mobile outdoor communications equipment. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Packaging Equipment

RJ45 Plugs target patch cables in data center applications.

December 2, 2014

Engineered to support Gigabit Ethernet, small diameter Category 6 RJ45 Plugs are 8-position, 8-wire modular plugs that terminate most 4-pair, AWG 28 and AWG 30, 100 Ω stranded and solid unshielded twisted pair cable. Parts accommodate cable diameters up to 0.160 in. and copper conductors with overall insulated conductor diameters of 0.025–0.030 in. Voltage rating is 150 Vac and current rating is 1.5 A at 25°C. Manufactured of UL94-V0 polycarbonate, plugs feature 50 µin. gold-plated contacts. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Discrete Wire Socket Cable Assembly offers space savings.

December 1, 2014

Suitable for rugged applications where highly reliable connection must be maintained, Tiger Eye™ SESDT Series is available in double row design with up to 40 total positions on .0315 in. pitch and 32 AWG Teflon® cable for use in high-temperature and other harsh environments. Rugged latching is standard on assembly with choice of single or double ended. Mating board level terminal connector features surface mount tails along with through-hole weld tabs. Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

PCAP Display utilizes simple-smart adapter.

November 25, 2014

To facilitate integration, 15 in. PCAP Display is available with smart adapter that enables clients to connect chip on flat to standard industrial motherboard using RockTouch cable, which comes in 40 cm and 1.83 m lengths with USB and serial connector interface. Cable has ferrite core to guarantee quality of use by decreasing noise. Featuring overall area of 326 x 259 mm and active area of 307.53 x 231.42 mm, display includes 370.1 x 294.1 mm cover lenses with thickness of 3 or 6 mm. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Pink Terminal Blocks Help in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

November 13, 2014

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Since inventing the modular terminal block in 1928, Phoenix Contact has produced many varieties of its signature product, but until this October, the company has never manufactured a pink terminal block. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Phoenix Contact introduced a special pink version of its most popular product, the UT4 terminal block, which helped to raise more... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Down-hole Electronic Connectors Go Miniature for "Logging While Drilling" Systems

November 12, 2014

Miniature connectors designed to perform in extreme temperatures up to 260 degrees Centigrade for improved drilling accuracy. MINNEAPOLIS – In today's oil and gas industry, as well as the geothermal industry, researchers are pushing further and deeper to reach new supply sources. Drilling tools must work in higher and higher temperatures, reaching up to 260 degrees C. As with all... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Materials & Material Processing

Mold Tooling is designed for IP67 Mil Spec connectors.

November 11, 2014

Mold tooling for IP67 mil spec circular connectors includes Glenair Mighty Mouse series. Built to withstands harsh environments, injection molded solution for ruggedized lightweight connectors eliminates mechanical strain reliefs and heat shrink boots. Customers can also add logos, thumb pads, and features for connecting protective dust caps via threaded nut embedded into overmold. Capability of embedding PCB assemblies into overmolded connectors is also available. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Mounting & Attaching Products

Plug-and-Play Connector conserves installation, maintenance time.

November 10, 2014

Featuring blade contact that supports mounting to standard 1U rack, PS3 Series includes slim designs for ESS storage batteries, UPSs, and industrial machinery. Plug-in connector series, available with 2 power contacts and up to 24 signal contacts, includes power only and signal/power hybrid versions. While power contacts support up to 150 A, signal contacts support up to 1 A. Floating mounting screws adjust for misalignment during mating in X and Y directions up to ±2.0 mm. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

TE Connectivity to Unveil Advanced Connectivity and Sensor Solutions at Electronica

November 7, 2014

Recent Acquisitions Expand Range of Sensor Solutions Breaking Ground in the Areas of Autonomous Driving, the Connected Home and More Innovative Products for Harsh Environments SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland – TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity, is unveiling its highly engineered, cutting edge connectivity and sensor technologies at electronica, the leading... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

UTL Power+Control Connector

November 7, 2014

The UTL Power + Control connector series, by Esterline Connection Technologies – SOURIAU, is designed for luminaires and urban lighting systems installed both outdoors and inside buildings. Engineered specifically for LED lighting, it is one of the only harsh environment connector solutions on the market that transmits both power and RS-485 data and is ideal for applications involving DMX... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Fasteners & Hardware

Gibson Stainless Now Offering 2-1/2" Conduit Hubs, Grounding Hubs, Locknuts, and Grounding Locknuts

November 6, 2014

Gibson Stainless has added the 2-½" size to their conduit hub and locknut product line. Heavy-duty, cast CF8M/316 SS conduit hubs are designed for use with threaded conduit and provide a means of connecting conduit to various enclosures and/or for terminating electric circuits. A neoprene "O" ring provides a watertight seal and a specially designed locknut (316 SS) grips firmly for secure... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Circular Power Connectors are optimized for field assembly.

November 5, 2014

Designed for outdoor use, HR41 Series includes 3-position flange type model rated at 400 Vac/Vdc and 20 A, and 5-position bulkhead model rated at 600 Vac/400 Vdc and 20 A. Connectors feature corrosion-resistant plastic body, bayonet lock with raised tactile plug alignment indicator, sequential contact mating, and sacrificial contact points for hot swap capability. When in mated condition, IP68-rated connectors use gasket to prohibit water intrusion while submerged up to 2 m for 14 days. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

M12 8­-Pin Receptacles feature right-angled PCB contacts.

November 5, 2014

Serving industrial network and robotic applications, Series 713/763 receptacles have 8 gold-plated contacts rated 2 A and 60 V max. Two-piece design fosters efficient soldering and facilitates assembly to panel. To ensure protection from liquids and debris, connectors are IP67 rated when fully mated. Optional O-ring can also be used to seal space between housing and contact inserts. When assembled, contact insert snaps onto PCB, and wavesoldering process is used to terminate contacts. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Amphenol Aerospace Names TTI, Inc. Global Distributor for Fiber Optic MIL-DTL 38999 Series III Connectors

November 3, 2014

SIDNEY, N.Y. – Amphenol Aerospace, a division of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH) has named TTI, Inc. as a value-added assembler for their ARINC 801, MT, and CF38999 tight tolerance Fiber Optic MIL-DTL-38999 Series III circular plug and receptacle connectors. Amphenol's ARINC-801 product portfolio is available in standard shell size/insert arrangements for multimode and single-mode... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Molded Deutsch and Superseal Cordsets

November 3, 2014

Middletown, Pa. — Phoenix Contact now offers Deutsch and Superseal connectors as pre-molded cordsets. These connectors are 100-percent factory-tested and ready for use in mobile hydraulic applications. While the Deutsch and Superseal connectors are well established as quality discrete-wired solutions, crimp technology and on-site installation often add to hidden labor costs. The Deutsch... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

UTS LC: Simple, Multi-source Optics for Industrial and FTTX Applications

November 3, 2014

With several million units already installed worldwide, Esterline Connection Technologies - Souriau's range of UTS connectors is a popular choice. Thanks to the UTS LC fibre-optic connector, the range now covers the entire spectrum of power and signal needs in copper and fibre-optic technologies all with standard accessories and the same level of ergonomics. The UTS LC connector offers many... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mounting & Attaching Products

Female Cable Connectors feature lockable design.

November 3, 2014

Guarding against accidental disconnection of PDUs, servers, and most network devices, C-13 and C-19 Connections are suited for data centers as well as medical, military, and maritime applications. Once connector is pushed into standard IEC inlet and locked into position, it cannot be accidentally pulled or vibrated out of inlet. To release and remove, user just slides back red tab. Read More