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Harsh Environments No Longer Derail Reliability of Railroad Crossings

New connector technologies help make rail crossings safer, easier to maintain, and more resistant to weather and other environmental challenges. From Boston to Los Angeles and all around the world, drivers experience the frustration of waiting at a railroad crossing for a train to pass. While watching the passing rail cars, many of us lookRead More

What are Terminal Blocks?

Meet the Connector: Terminal Blocks Terminal blocks are connectors used to secure two or more wires to each other (wire-to-wire) or to a PCB (wire-to-board). They consist of an insulated body within a modular housing. Often used in industrial applications, they are appropriate wherever electrical systems need to stay safely connected, organized, and secure. TerminalRead More

Connected Solutions Drive Change in the Oil and Gas Industry

Digitization is transforming the oil and gas industry. Starting with the equipment used in oil exploration and drilling and extending to automation, remote monitoring, data security, and logistics, connected systems play a key role. The oil and gas industry is in the spotlight, as petroleum and shale oil producers fight for dominance in a marketplaceRead More

Card-Edge Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights card-edge connector products from leading suppliers for applications including datacom, telecom, and consumer electronics. Card-Edge Connector Products Samtec’s popular HSEC8 Series 0.80mm-pitch edge card sockets provide optimal signal integrity performance in rugged, high-speed, and high-cycle micro-pitch applications across multiple markets. The series features Edge Rate® contacts, which have a smooth,Read More

Terminal Block Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights terminal block connector products from leading suppliers. Terminal Block Connector Products METZ CONNECT offers a wide range of pluggable, spring-clamp terminals that attach to PCBs using matching, multi-pin connectors. The SP045xxVBNC ASP045 spring-clasp terminal block has a 5.00mm centerline, a clearance and creepage distance of 4mm, a vertical connection direction,Read More

Terminal Block Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights terminal blocks from top suppliers. Weidmuller’s Klippon® Connect Universal Range terminal blocks with PUSH IN technology are designed to increase installation efficiency in a vast range of harsh-environment applications without compromising on safety. The innovative PUSH IN direct plug connectors allow users to achieve safe, vibration-resistant, and gas-tight connections byRead More

How to Specify Signal Connections for Industrial Applications

Aspects including: cost, environment, vibration, connector density, signal integrity, installation methods, and safety requirements should be key factors when specifying signal connections for industrial applications Loreen Katz, Product Marketing Manager – Industrial Field Connectivity, Phoenix Contact USA Where are signals found in industrial and semi-industrial settings? Everywhere. Devices such as sensors, actuators, switches, valves, andRead More

New Product News Roundup: April 2018 – Part I

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products New Product News Roundup: April 2018 – Part I Interconnects, etc. Smiths Interconnect’s new Eclipta – ECL Series edge-card connectors feature innovative, high-performance, double-ended card contact technology designed to deliver the reliability, serviceability, and affordability demanded by critical, disposable medical applications, like electrophysiology catheters. SinceRead More

Direct Connection Adaptivity

SKEDD direct connection technology makes device design more flexible Pia Horstmann, Product Marketing for PCB Connection Technology, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany James Dunbar, Product Marketing Manger for PCB Connection Technology, Phoenix Contact USA, Middletown, Pa., USA Intelligent automation structures, such as HVAC systems in building technology or compact controllers in industrialRead More

Terminal Block Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest terminal block solutions available. Terminal Block Product Roundup TTI offers the SPTAF 1 connector family from Phoenix Contact, which features low-profile housings, quick and easy push-in spring-wire terminations, an 8A and 300V UL rating, and a choice of three user-friendlyRead More

PCB Connector Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the industry’s latest and greatest PCB connector solutions.   Amphenol FCI’s high-speed flexible printed circuit (FPC) connectors deliver up to 10Gb/s data rate transmission, maintain high signal integrity with no noise or antenna effect, and are compatible with USB 3.1/3.0, PCIe 2.0, SATA 3.0,Read More

Industrial Connector Product Roundup

Innovative industrial interconnect products drive new designs capable of satisfying ever-increasing productivity, embedded computing, power distribution, energy efficiency, and always-on communications demands in a range of critical industrial applications, including: alternative energy (EVs, wind power, and solar power), broadband communications, factory automation, heavy equipment, instrumentation, motion control, mass transportation, and natural resource exploration. Check out thisRead More

Phoenix Contact Universal Electronic Housing System

The new Phoenix Contact universal electronic housing system offers 100+ combinations for greater design flexibility. Phoenix Contact’s new EH electronic housings simplify design and increase flexibility for device applications. The EH system includes seven overall widths, two overall heights, and three cover versions to offer more than 100 possible combinations. The EH housing works with a wide range of PCBRead More

WAGO’s Compact Terminal Block with Easy Wire Release

WAGO’s compact terminal block with easy wire release, just 2.7mm high, eliminates on-board LED shadowing. WAGO introduced the extremely compact 2059 Series PCB terminal blocks to virtually eliminate on-board LED shadowing. With a 2.7mm high, bright white profile, the 2059 is the ideal connector for compact, miniaturized LED modules and bulbs. Benefits include: PUSHWIRE connection offeringRead More

Wieland WT Series DIN Rail Terminal Blocks

The Wieland WT Series DIN-rail terminal blocks provide screw-clamp terminal block design with push-in jumpers and a flexible marking system. Wieland Electric has significantly enhanced the design of its proven DIN rail-mounted screw-clamp terminal blocks. Part of the company’s selos family, the WT Series terminal blocks combine Wieland’s years of manufacturing experience with design innovationsRead More

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