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Materials for Connectors Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights materials for connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Materials for connectors RF connectors are available in a variety of materials to suit the usage requirements and the application’s operating environment. Brass is the most common base material but those made with stronger base materials, such as stainless steel, generallyRead More

Application Materials Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights application materials from leading suppliers. Application materials RS WarriorWrap Specialty Tape is designed to meet the exacting requirements and the demanding environments of electrical construction, providing the confidence that every residential or commercial application can be wrapped up right. Made of 7mil thick PVC with a rubber-based adhesive, WarriorWrap 732Read More

Top Questions to Ask When Selecting Cable for Harsh Environment Applications

Failure-proof cable selection is especially important in dangerous or harsh environments where water, sunlight, temperature extremes, chemicals, dust, or other hazards are present. Failure-proof cable selection starts with an evaluation of how the cable will be used and the environmental conditions that surround the application. This is especially important in dangerous or harsh environments whereRead More

Materials Ensure Connector Reliability in Harsh Environments

Connectors in the oil and gas industry must withstand high pressure, high temperature, and corrosive environments subject to heavy vibration and occasional shock loading. Materials are the key to ensure connector reliability in harsh environments.   The oil and gas industry demands high reliability in drilling and completion equipment, including electrical connectors used downhole. ConnectorsRead More

How to Specify Electrical Insulating Material

Choosing the right material combinations for a specific application can mean the difference between success and failure. Richard Orstad of Fralock presents a primer on how to specify electrical insulating material.   There are hundreds of decisions required when designing mission-critical electromechanical components. In each of these decisions, choosing the right material combinations for a specificRead More

When is a Plastic Connector the Right Connector?

Products made from plastic are thought of as cheap alternatives, but when it comes to connectors, they are sometimes the smarter option. Trevor Lee of LEMO answers the question: When is a plastic connector the right connector?   Oftentimes, products made from plastic are thought of as cheap alternatives to metal products. This sentiment canRead More

Graco AFD Therm-O-Flow Bulk Hot Melt System

The Graco AFD Therm-O-Flow Bulk Hot Melt System for the cable industry enables double the throughput capability of its leading competitor. Graco Advanced Fluid Dispense (AFD), a world leader in fluid handling products and systems, announced the The-O-Flow Bulk Hot Melt System, an ideal fit for moisture-block coating applications in the cable industry. With material throughput capability double thatRead More

Hendrix Offers Free Recycling Program to Customers

Hendrix offers free recycling of HPI Insulators through a new mail-in program. Hendrix Molded Products introduces its Cradle-to-Cradle recycling program for the return and recycling of its HPI Polyethylene Insulator products constructed using #2 recyclable plastic. Familiar household products that are made from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) are items such as milk, juice or waterRead More

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