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Skip the Pins: Contactless Connectors Expand Design Flexibility

Delicate connector pins can be a point of failure. New contactless designs for industrial applications resist wear, damage, and ingress and transmit power and data across open air. A new wave of contactless connectors is delivering power and signal without pins or contacts. While this concept seems to defy the traditional definition of connectors, whichRead More

Selecting Food-Safe Connectors for Processing Facilities

Learn how to specify connectors that deliver industrial performance while keeping food and beverages safe from contamination. The design of safe food and beverage processing systems includes the selection of specialized connectors and cables made from materials that resist bacteria growth, are easy to thoroughly clean and sterilize, operate without risk of introducing contaminants, facilitateRead More

DC Power and Microgrids Enable Sustainable Manufacturing

In a global realization that humanity must build a more sustainable future, manufacturing is setting the stage with new technologies and processes that show other industries what is possible. Humanity is an inflection point in terms of our impact on the health of the planet, and sustainable manufacturing is a new imperative. Nearly one-third ofRead More

What are QLS connectors?

What are QLS connectors? Meet the Connector: QLS Connectors QLS connectors are a type of circular cable connector jointly designed by IMS Connector Systems and Telegärtner to offer a quick-locking alternative for the threaded SMA connector. It is designed for quick and easy mating and unmating without the need for tools. This can be particularlyRead More

May 2024 Connector Industry News

Upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. May 2024 Connector Industry News May 2024 Connector Industry News > Event News DigiKey has teamed up with NXP Semiconductors to launch the MCX MCU Design Contest at embedded world. Using NXP’s new FRDM development boards,Read More

Food & Beverage Connecters Require a Flair for Cleanliness

From farm to table, via industrial processing, packaging, and shipping, food requires special considerations to keep it fresh and free from contamination. Interconnects that are designed specifically for the food and beverage industry are an important part of the system that keeps our food safe to eat. Food safety standards apply at every stage ofRead More

The Universal Genius of M12 Connector Technology

When it comes to sensor and actuator applications, the M12 circular connector with A-coding is the first choice. Regardless of whether it is a matter of transmitting signals, data, or electrical power, M12 connectors have become indispensable as an interface for device networking. M12 circular connectors have become the common standard for industrial plug connections.Read More

ODVA Standards for Industrial Automation

ODVA standards help ensure interoperability, safety, and security in facilities that that are integrating advanced information and communication technologies into industrial automation. From materials sourcing to the production of goods to final-mile logistics,  multiple levels of connectivity have become an essential part of the manufacturing world. Facilitating seamless communications between a wide range of devicesRead More

What are Switch-Rated Plugs & Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Switch-Rated Plugs & Connectors Switch-rated plugs and connectors are specialized electrical components designed to facilitate the safe connection and disconnection of electrical devices or equipment under load. Unlike conventional plugs and connectors, which may pose risks of arcing or electrical faults during switching operations, switch-rated variants are engineered to reduce the dangersRead More

The State of the World Cable Assembly Market 

New from Bishop & Associates, the 2024 World Cable Assembly Report takes a close look at cable assembly sales, markets, and products, and the global conditions that will shape this product area in the years ahead. Cable assembly sales in 2023 were down – except in the regions where they were up. That unevenness describesRead More

Building Better Battery Storage Solutions

Our growing demand for energy on the go and on demand is made possible with a powerful new generation of batteries. Interconnects play an important role in the development of innovative battery storage solutions. Battery storage is at the forefront of solutions in the quest to meet the somewhat conflicting demands for more power andRead More

How e-Mobility Is Impacting Energy Demand

A burgeoning global population requires more energy than ever for transportation, industry, and infrastructure. New technologies will help meet this demand while also reducing the climate impact of our activities. Global energy demand and supply is changing significantly. In transportation, electric vehicle (EV) innovation has grown quickly, particularly in Europe and Asia, due in largeRead More

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