Terminal Blocks News

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

Maximize UL Voltage Ratings in Power and Control Systems for Mobile Equipment

Rail and other connected mobile systems depend on control devices that meet specific UL guidelines. Coordinating components can maximize actual achievable voltage levels. Power and control devices for mobility applications are designed with specific application voltage ratings in mind. The components used to electrically connect these devices to mobile equipment, from elevators to rail systems,Read More

Touch-Safe Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights finger-proof, touch-safe connectors from leading suppliers. Touch-Safe Connectors Smiths Interconnect’s HBB Series single-pole circular connectors are designed to safely and reliably transmit high currents up to 300 and 500A in compact, ruggedized, and user-friendly size 17 and 21 shells equipped with gold-plated hyperboloid contacts that are immune to shock andRead More

Terminal Blocks for Heavy Duty Applications

Terminal blocks are a simple, inexpensive, and useful type of connector. They are a good choice for simple circuits and have a long history of use in transportation and industrial equipment. Terminal blocks or terminal connectors are a simple, useful, cost-effective, and often crucial component in transportation applications. You need to know a few thingsRead More

October 2020 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and connector-adjacent technologies, such as sensors and antennas. October 2020 New Connectivity Products October 2020 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. AirBorn’s new RocKet Macro-D connectors have a rugged form factor designed to reliably withstand the rigorsRead 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

January 2020 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and connector-adjacent technologies, such as sensors and antennas. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. January 2020 New Connectivity Products January 2020 New Connectivity ProductsRead 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

New Connectivity Products: July 2019

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and connector-adjacent technologies, such as sensors and antennas. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages, catalogs, or datasheets. New Connectivity Products: July 2019 New Connectivity Products: JulyRead 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

Wire-to-Board Connector Products April 2019

This week’s Product Roundup highlights wire-to-board connector products for industrial, datacom, telecom, military, aerospace, consumer electronics, and medical applications. Wire-to-Board Connector Products Amphenol ICC‘s Minitek® Pwr Connector System offers a comprehensive range of flexible interconnect solutions for power applications. The system is available in wire-to-board and wire-to-wire configurations with 2.50mm, 3.00mm, 4.20mm, and 5.70mm pitches,Read More

New Connector and Cable Products: March 2019

Summary coverage of the new connector and cable products that were recently released to market, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, development kits, tools, and materials. New Connector and Cable Products: March 2019 Interconnects, etc. TE Connectivity’s new MULTIGIG RT 3 connectors are among the fastest rugged backplane connectors currently available, supporting speeds ofRead More

New Connector and Cable Products: January 2019

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, development kits, tools, and materials. Interconnects, etc. connector and cable products Stewart Connector’s new Qwik RJ45™ Modular Plugs for industry-standard Cat 5e and Cat 6 cables are designed to reduce assembly time and improve termination quality in the field.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

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