Interconnect News for November 3, 2015
The interconnect news for November 3, 2015, includes a changing of the guard at HARTING, a new facility for Harwin, and an extended partnership between CDM and TE.
After almost 50 years in the management of the HARTING Technology Group, Dietmar Harting named his son Philip Harting the new chairman of the board as of October 1. Dietmar Harting remains a member of the company group’s board as personally liable partner and will focus on matters concerning the future and new technologies. Together with his sister Maresa Harting-Hertz, president finance and purchasing, Philip Harting represents the third generation of the family-owned company, which was founded 70 years ago by his grandparents Wilhelm and Marie Harting in Minden. Philip Harting has been head of the company’s largest business unit, Connectivity & Networks, since 2008. He and his sister were also appointed to the position of personally liable partner of the company group at the end of 2013.
Mouser Electronics has enhanced its medical applications site to offer valuable resources for developers interested in expanding their knowledge about medical technology systems. The applications section includes a new functional block diagram of an automated external defibrillator (AED), which includes an introduction to AED technology; the featured products section focuses on key products available from Mouser for developers’ medical technology systems; the articles section features new topics, each with an area to post comments and questions; and a resources section lists videos, application notes, and tutorials that discuss product selection and system considerations when designing medical technology systems.
Mill-Max announced that three additional Mill-Max surface-mount, spring-loaded connectors are now available packaged on tape and reel – the 855, 815, and 817 series. With this development, all of Mill-Max’s SMT, spring-loaded connectors are now offered on tape and reel for automated pick-and-place assembly.
PEI-Genesis has achieved AS9100C:2009 certification for its Southampton, UK, facility following a two-year investment in preparation and audit processes. The UK facility now joins the corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa., and the South Bend, Ind., site in reaching this level of certification. AS9100C:2009 is a rigorous quality management standard within the aerospace industry. It includes all of the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 as well as additional measures including documented systems for controlling the processes used to develop, manufacture, and sell product.
Sager Electronics expanded its partnership with TE Connectivity. As part of the new agreement, Sager now offers TE sensors. TE offers a broad portfolio of sensor solutions for numerous applications across a wide range of industries. Its sensors measure pressure, vibration, force, temperature, humidity, ultrasonics, position, fluid, and more.
Harwin broke ground on a major new extension at its Portsmouth, UK, headquarters and manufacturing center. The new building will increase floor space by 33%, which will be dedicated to increased automation and R&D facilities. It is part of the company’s philosophy to keep all key manufacturing processes – stamping, plating, molding, turning, assembly, and tool-making – in house in order to ensure quality and support new product innovation, and the company implements a strict policy of replacing its plant and equipment on a five-year cycle. The existing facility is close to capacity, hence the £2 million investment in new buildings and equipment. Already, Harwin has taken possession of two Tornos Nano sliding head turning centers, which will increase manufacturing output and reduce waste. The new construction should be complete and in use by March 2016.
CDM Electronics opened a new distribution center in Williamstown, N.J., to exclusively support Times Microwave Systems’ range of transmission line solutions for military, aerospace, wireless communications, and industrial applications. The 10,000-square-foot facility stocks more than 30,000 Times Microwave Systems’ connectors and accessories and approximately 350,000 feet of RF cable. Same-day shipping is available from the distribution center. Times Microwave Systems’ full lines of interconnects, cables, and cable assemblies may be ordered online from CDM Electronics.
Hirose launched a high-speed 28+Gb/s single-mold compression connector that features a low-profile design with a height of only 1.22mm. The IT11 Series is a licensed second source for the cStack and cLGA (compression land grid array) product families from Amphenol Intercon Systems. Hirose’s IT11 Series is fully interchangeable with cStack assemblies.