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How to Specify a Custom Hermetic Connector Solution

In equipment destined for the extreme conditions of aerospace, military, medical, and other critical markets, sealing technologies can impact the performance of not just a single connector but an entire system. Sometimes a custom connector with a hermetic seal is the best solution. Commercial aviation and military aircraft markets are undergoing a period of greatRead More

What are Hermetic Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Hermetic Connectors Hermetic connectors are completely sealed against ingress of air or liquid using a glass, ceramic, or composite sealing device or material. Hermetic sealing offers the highest level of protection available against air, gases, chemicals, moisture, debris, and other contaminants. It is an essential feature for many harsh environment connectors, particularlyRead More

New Urgency Spurs Development of Renewable Energy Technologies

As droughts, fires, extreme weather events, and rising seas become harder to ignore, researchers are accelerating the development of more powerful technologies to harvest energy from renewable energy sources. Interconnects will play a key role. Renewable Energy There are still a few skeptics who deny global climate change, but over the past year the discussionRead More

Green Energy Projects, EVs, & MIL-Aero Programs Set to Expand in 2022

Evolving technologies in the energy, automotive, military, and datacom markets will continue to drive innovation in connectivity.   The pace of technological advancement continues in the COVID era. The mRNA vaccines produced to combat COVID-19 are the result of years of development to create other anti-virus mRNA vaccines. Processes now have been optimized so that vaccines can be provided with minimalRead More

Beyond the Bulb: Industrial Lighting Trends Expand Innovation in Key Markets

The possibilities that connected LED lighting offer go far beyond illuminating spaces. Smart, programmable lighting is bringing creativity and efficiency to the built environment. An ongoing evolution in lighting technologies is bringing new creativity and functionality to buildings, industrial sites, and urban infrastructure for industrial lighting. This evolution is largely driven by LED technology. TheRead More

Choosing Optimal Connectors for LED Lighting and Industrial Electronics Applications

Today’s LED lighting and industrial electronics applications can achieve greater efficiency, performance, and reliability by employing connectors with high power densities and small form factors. Which connector characteristics best support these goals? This specification guide can help you decide. The connector selection process for product designs in all but the harshest environment markets has historicallyRead More

Connectors for Energy Exploration Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for energy exploration applications from leading suppliers. Connectors for Energy Exploration Applications The RC Power Module from BizLink is an oil and gas assembly that features a high voltage rating of 1000V and a sophisticated design that meets a variety of purposes. The RC Power Module is designed toRead More

January 2021 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. January 2021 New Connectivity Products January 2021 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. GCT released two new USB-A connectors with improved durability, enhanced retention force, and higher-than-standard current ratings for use in fast-charging, high-mating-cycleRead More

All-Plastic Circular Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights all-plastic circular connectors for medical, industrial, and transportation applications from leading suppliers. All-Plastic Circular Connectors BizLink’s S418 Connector Series is part of its Sunbolts solar energy connectivity solutions portfolio, which offers connectors, DC branch cables, PV cables, and junction boxes designed to provide optimal performance, enable easy handling, and helpRead More

LEDs Illuminate the Industrial Internet of Things

Industry 4.0 is coming to life with the help of LED connectivity. In the past decade, the commercial and residential lighting markets have undergone a rapid shift from incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). In 2018, global LED sales accounted for 40% of the lighting market, according to the International Energy Agency,Read More

Environmentally Sealed Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights environmentally sealed connector products from leading suppliers. Environmentally Sealed Connector Products TT Electronics’ new Pola Power™ connectors are designed to meet the continuing demand for more power in power distribution, power, gearbox, air conditioning, super-accumulator, and battery applications in military vehicles, electric drive vehicles, rail vehicles, and green energy installations.Read More

Connector Products for Energy Applications

This week’s Product Roundup highlights leading connector products for energy applications, including oil and gas exploration and processing, nuclear energy, and alternative energy. Connector Products for Energy Applications: Omnetics Connector Corporation’s low-profile Micro-D discrete wired microminiature connectors have a reduced flange height and a lighter-weight form factor compared to standard Micro-D connectors and deliver provenRead More

Hermetically Sealed Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights hermetically sealed connector solutions from leading suppliers. Newark element14 stocks MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Hermetic Connectors from SOURIAU. These stainless steel, high-density connectors have a compact footprint with a low profile that delivers up to 30% space savings, threaded couplings for quick, reliable mating, a robust glass-to-metal hermetic seal, and 45Read More

High-Temperature Connector & Cable Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights high-temperature connector and cable solutions from leading suppliers. BTC Electronics offers Hermetic Seal Corporation’s HTX Series hermetically sealed interconnects for ultra harsh environments, which are made using advanced HTX glass seals designed to withstand much higher temperatures and higher vibration than their predecessors and to outperform borosilicate and alkali bariumRead More

Glass Connectors for Nuclear Applications

In an effort to safeguard the electronics within nuclear power plants, connector companies have turned to an age-old material. Nuclear power is an important source of high-density, long-lasting, and low-emissions energy. A critical part of a diverse global energy mix, nuclear power plants provide 10% of the world’s energy, with some countries, like the USRead More

Oil & Gas Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connector solutions for the oil and gas industry from leading suppliers. Oil & Gas Connector Products TE Connectivity’s SEACON OPTI-CON standard, dry-mate, fiber optic hybrid connector range for subsea applications delivers high-reliability performance in high-pressure environments up to 7,500psi (5,200m water depth) and allows customers to choose any combination ofRead More

Five Attributes for High-Quality Wire Bonding in Glass-to-Metal Seal Terminals

Achieving a controlled finished surface suitable for wire bonding is essential for mission-critical applications. Here are the qualities you should look for. By Sussex Wire, Inc. Wire-bonded glass-to-metal and ceramic-to-metal hermetic assemblies are extensively employed in commercial, industrial, and mission-critical energy, military/aerospace, automotive, and medical applications. Products cover a wide range of assemblies, including vacuum feedthroughs,Read More

SWaP-Optimized Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights small, lightweight, and powerful connector solutions from leading suppliers. SWaP-Optimized Connector Products Fischer Connectors’ UltiMate™ Series connectors and cable assemblies are rugged, compact, lightweight, hermetically sealed, and sealed to IP68/IP69 even when unmated, providing high-reliability solutions for a wide variety of applications with severe environmental, industrial, chemical, and blind-mating conditions.Read More

Automotive Connector and Cable Products

This week’s product roundup highlights automotive connector and cable solutions from leading suppliers. Automotive Connector and Cable Products The universal ODU TURNTAC contact system from ODU features robust contact technology designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions and heavy use and enable the stable, reliable, efficient, and economical transmission of high currents in eMobility charging andRead More

Industry News: July 2018

Summary coverage of upcoming events and recent news from across the connector industry. Industry News: July 2018 Event News Phoenix Contact is touring the country in its Cabinet Confidence Infomobiles, and will visit Denver July 16–20, Maine, New Hampshire, and Northern Massachusetts July 23 – August 3, and Salt Lake City July 23 – AugustRead More

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