Transportation Articles

Construction Vehicles Go Electric

As the construction industry embraces electrification, OEMs are discovering it’s not as simple as repurposing the technology used in passenger vehicles. Connector suppliers are addressing the unique challenges this shift entails. The off-road transportation sector, which includes construction, mining, and agriculture vehicles, is embracing electrification due to the benefits it affords. However, certain challenges haveRead More

Electronic Housings for the Off-Road Vehicle Market

Off-road conditions subject electronics to a wide range of stressors. To ensure reliable, seamless integration into off-road vehicles, design engineers should look for special features when specifying housing systems.   Electronic housings designed for the off-road vehicle market face a unique set of environmental factors that most electronic housings are not designed to handle. ToRead More

What are EWIS connectors? 

What are EWIS connectors? Meet the Connector: EWIS Connectors EWIS connectors and cables are components used in the Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) of an aircraft. The EWIS represents a unified approach to aircraft wiring design that encompasses all the wiring, connectors, terminals, and related devices necessary for transmitting electrical power and signals, and carries informationRead More

Meet the Engineer: When Art and Engineering Collide

For Chief Enterprises’ Bounnak Thammavong, creative design is at the intersection of art and product design.   So often the worlds of science and art are relegated to separate corners despite evidence that the skills, knowledge, and aptitude for one can inform the other to beneficial effect. (Think: Leonardo da Vinci, Samuel Morse, and Beatrix Potter,Read More

New Rail Connectors for Energy Distribution for Rail Vehicles

A new generation of rail connectors has been designed to handle the hazards of this heavy-duty transport mode. Simple and quick installation and easy maintenance are just as important to keeping things rolling. Rail connectors are undergoing an upgrade as rail networks around the world are expanding quickly to match the growing human population. WithRead More

Navigating the Roads with Fleet Management Technologies

Fleets have emerged as integral players in the rapidly evolving transportation landscape, shaping the delivery of goods from factory to destination, and the movement of people around the globe. New fleet management technologies offer visibility and control of moving assets to create cost and logistics efficiencies. From delivery services to public transportation systems, fleets ofRead More

What are MIL-DTL-26482 connectors?  

What are MIL-DTL-26482 connectors?                                            Meet the Connector: MIL-DTL-26482 Connectors The MIL-DTL-26482 specification outlines the requirements for two series of miniature circular harsh environment connectors. These input-output (I/O) connectors are used to connect systems that require electrical power and signal, such as aircraft, ground vehicles, radar systems, shipboard applications, or mobile power-generation systems. MIL-DTL-26482 (originally MIL-C-26482)Read More

News From Hannover Messe 2024

The industrial trade fair showcased new energy and manufacturing solutions with an emphasis on AI and connected technologies as the industrial market urgently tries to put the brakes on carbon emissions. Since 1947, the Hannover Messe trade fair has been one of the world’s biggest and most significant gatherings of industrial expertise and innovation. FromRead More

Marine Vehicles Embrace Advanced Tech for Diverse Missions

Submersible vehicles travel to the depths of the ocean with highly sophisticated electronics on board to gather and transmit data for exploration and scientific research, environmental protection and monitoring, security and defense, and search and salvage operations. The world’s oceans and waterways contain vast amounts of information that is more easily gathered and studied todayRead More

Six Considerations for Connectors Used in Marine Applications

Watercraft engineers must heed the American Boat and Yacht Council standards. Beyond these basics, keep six directives in mind to design reliable connected systems for even the roughest of waters. By Rob Iversrud, Product and Category Manager, Waytek Electrical connectors used in boats and other marine applications must meet exacting standards, especially when it comesRead More

EWB Gives Tech Professionals a Chance to Change the World

Some of the brightest minds in the electronics world are working with Engineers Without Borders on humanity’s biggest problems, including clean water, sustainable agriculture, energy solutions, and disaster relief.  Engineers Without Borders-USA, a non-profit founded in 2002 with regional branches in the UK, Australia, and other countries, connects engineering expertise with communities in need ofRead More

What are GTMS Connectors?

Meet the Connector: GTMS Connectors GTMS (Glass-to-Metal Seal) connectors are a specialized electronic connector with a hermetic seal between glass and metal components. They are used in high-reliability applications where electrical connections need to be made in environments that require protection from moisture, gases, or fine particle contaminants. Glass is an excellent insulating material inRead More

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