Wilcoxon Research Safety Connector Cables for Portable Data Collection

Germantown, MD -- Wilcoxon Research, a Meggitt group company and a leading supplier of quality vibration sensors and sensor networks, is broadening its line of MaxFlex® cables for portable data collectors to include an optional safety connector that breaks away if the sensor or cable becomes entangled at the monitoring point.

When collecting vibration data, it is important to keep the operator safe from being dangerously pulled toward a machine. Safety connector cables for data collection will protect the operator during a data collection route by disconnecting the sensor from the data collector when more than 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) of pull force is exerted. Additional benefits of this safety feature include preventing damage to expensive portable data collector hardware and providing a quick disconnect between the sensor and the data collector.

The safety connector disconnects when more than 10 lbs (4.5 kg) of pull force is exerted, and can be reconnected after the sensor and cable are safely retrieved from the monitoring point. The connector disconnects, or "breaks away," and can be reconnected hundreds of times. The connector works in temperatures from -25 ºC to 85 ºC (-13 ºF to 185 ºF), and is IP67 rated, making it ideal for the harsh industrial environment.

The safety connector feature is being introduced with 12 popular models of MaxFlex® cables for portable vibration data collection, but can be ordered as an optional feature on all MaxFlex® models. Wilcoxon makes MaxFlex® cables compatible with portable data collectors from SKF, Emerson (CSI), and Rockwell (Entek IRD), as well as many generic cable assemblies that are compatible with most vibration data collectors. MaxFlex® cables have reinforced cable joints at the sensor and connector end, the most common place that competitive cables fail. MaxFlex® cables are rugged and reliable, with excellent EMI/RFI shielding, to serve the needs of field data acquisition.

To learn more about safety connector cables, visit www.wilcoxon.com/vi_index.cfm?CatS_ID=37&comp=y&CFID=2026182&CFTOKEN=12124545 and www.wilcoxon.com/knowdesk/Safety%20connector%20cables%20product%20information.pdf. To learn more about Wilcoxon Research, Inc., or the pledge of Total Lower Cost of Ownership, visit www.wilcoxon.com, call 800-WILCOXON, or email wilcoxon@meggitt.com.

For further information contact:

Wilcoxon Research

Courtney Schlapo, Marketing Communications

281 213 8238, courtney.schlapo@meggitt.com

Wilcoxon Research Inc, a Meggitt group company, is committed to providing innovative vibration instrumentation, backed by outstanding customer service and a generous warranty. Wilcoxon's Total Lower Cost (TLC) of Ownership means that you won't waste time and money replacing failed sensors or waiting for items with long lead times. www.wilcoxon.com

Meggitt PLC Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international Group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace equipment, sensing systems, defence training and combat support products and systems. www.meggitt.com

Courtney Schlapo

Marketing Communication Specialist

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E. Courtney.Schlapo@meggitt.com

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