Hannover Messe 2016 Preview: The Factory of the Future

Keeping with the fair’s theme of “Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions,” Hannover Messe 2016 visitors will discover promising ideas to make their factories and energy systems smart by means of digital technology.      Only in Hannover can you find five leading international trade fairs taking place at the same time, under one roof. AllRead More

Product News for March 28, 2016

The latest product announcements for March 28, 2016, cover the breadth of applications from broadcast to wireless access points to electric cars. Artos Engineering launched the PF-11 light-wire prefeeder. Designed for maximum productivity even at high speeds, it provides superior tangle-free feeds of small-gauge loose-coil wire up to 5.5mm (.22 inch) in diameter. The PF-11Read More

Military Tech Advancements in 2016

Military tech advancements for 2016 will sharpen situational awareness and expand capabilities for the warfighter.      Across the Department of Defense, many research and development programs are finding it necessary to change direction in order to adapt to budget cuts. Program managers, expected to advance technology while spending less money, are rising to theRead More

Interconnect News for January 29, 2016

In this issue’s interconnect news, we meet DesignCon’s Engineer of the Year and are introduced to a number of new products from global suppliers.   Eric Bogatin Named DesignCon’s Engineer of the Year DesignCon 2016, held January 19 – 21 in Santa Clara, Calif., recognized Dr. Eric Bogatin of the Teledyne LeCroy Signal Integrity AcademyRead More

Connectors for Air Force’s BATMAN and BATDOK Save Lives

Engineers seek to improve cable wiring and break-away connectors in the event of a parachute mishap while developing wearable technology to save lives on the ground.   Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Human Effectiveness Directorate engineers are continuing to develop a family of wearable and portable technology for the Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided kNowledge (BATMAN) program.Read More

HARTING M12 PushPull Adapter

The new HARTING M12 PushPull adapter enables quick and secure mating in a highly compact design. HARTING’s new M12 PushPull adapter enables the use of unthreaded connectors in existing applications with a standard flange. This means quick and secure mating and a highly compact design for the end user. The unthreaded locking mechanism of the M12 PushPull allowsRead More

HARTING har-speed M12 Panel Feed-Through

The HARTING har-speed M12 panel feed-through with cable for Gigabit Ethernet is immediately operational, offering the user significant time savings. HARTING announced the availability of an X-coded M12 panel feed-through with cable for Gigabit Ethernet applications, which arrives fully assembled to be put into operation immediately. The panel feed-through with cable is available in various lengths to meet theRead More

Connectors in Medical Robotics

Traditionally employed in heavy industrial applications, robots are moving into other industries. In the medical field, they are used for surgery, therapy, diagnostics, and much more.   Robots for specialized medical applications such as surgery bring together robotics and biology, and we’re seeing an increase in the number of robots specifically designed and developed for thisRead More

Fischer Core Series Stainless Steel Connectors

The Fischer Core Series Stainless Steel connectors are ultra-sterile and highly configurable. Fischer Connectors launched its new stainless steel range of circular connectors, part of the highly configurable Fischer Core Series. The new connectors are made of premium-grade stainless steel – the best on the market. They offer outstanding chemical, temperature, and radiation resistance. They have beenRead More

Facts & Figures: The Market for Circular Connectors

According to Bishop & Associates’ research, the fourth largest connector market will exhibit strong growth over the next five years.   The circular connector market is the fourth largest product market by share of the total worldwide connector market following PCB, application-specific, and rectangular I/O connectors. This share has been relatively stable over the last fiveRead More

Five Things to Know About Circular Connectors

Circular connectors are used in a wide range of applications including industrial, energy, medical, and military. Here, ODU examines current and future trends in five things to know about circular connectors.   From industrial electronics and energy technology to medical and military technology, circular connectors are used in many different markets and applications. Here are five mainRead More

Fischer MiniMax 24-Pin Socket

The Fischer MiniMax 24-pin socket is a high-density miniature solution with a unique combination of power and signal contacts.   Fischer Connectors announced its new 24-pin socket version of the Fischer MiniMax Series – an innovative, high-density miniature solution with a unique combination of power and signal contacts, which enables more functionality in smaller devices and lowers the total costRead More

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