You may know molded connectors are a good option for harsh environments, but you may not know what to look for when specifying one in particular. Remke shares five things to know about molded connector construction to help you design your next solution.
Remke Industries suggests five criteria to use in evaluating molded connectors for your next design:
1. Extreme environments demand tough materials.
Corrosion, abrasives, liquids, heat, cold, and stress due to constant motion must be considered when choosing a molded connector. No matter how demanding your application can be, the right materials for construction will make all the difference. And don’t forget about NEMA and IP ratings – they should be one of the key specifications for your connector. Standard materials include TPE, PUR, PVC, and nylon. Higher-rated materials include polyurethane, polyester resin, and silicone. If you need a waterproof