manufacturing

Flow and Pressure Sensors 101 

Designed to capture and analyze vital parameters guiding the behavior of fluids in a system, flow and pressure sensors provide system operators with transparency into their systems. These insights can help improve system safety, efficiency, and performance.  A flow sensor is an electrical component that measures the rate of flow of a fluid or gas. Flow sensorsRead More

Implantable Medical Devices Depend on High Quality Connectors

The cables and connectors used in medical devices are based on common design rules and similar products are used in other markets. However, they are tailored to the unique demands of medical applications and are heavily scrutinized throughout production. Understandably, safety and reliability are at the forefront of considerations for implantable medical devices. The cablesRead More

Test to Perfection: Product Reliability Begins with Rigorous Connector Testing

Rigorous testing of every element in an integrated circuit, from connectors to PCBs, is a critical step in the product design process. As more electronics move into complex and high-reliability application environments, the need to measure their attributes and performance, and test their endurance over time and under specific conditions, has become a critical stepRead More

Building Better Connector Prototypes

Because the electronics market moves so quickly, any opportunity to eliminate delays in the production process is crucial. Significantly speeding up the development of prototypes for testing, qualification, and, ultimately, production is a huge advantage for parts suppliers and their customers. Quick Design for Connector Prototypes Customers’ needs for connector prototypes continue to evolve. ToRead More

Flexibility Helps OEMs During Period of Component Shortages

Component backlogs are easing, the end of the chip shortage is in sight, and the electronics supply chain is starting to recover from its long COVID disruption. Distributors say flexibility is the secret to OEM success during this recovery phase. Anyone in the market for a vehicle will not be surprised to learn that theRead More

In New Product Development, Timing is Everything

Introducing a new product that satisfies a significant emerging need is the ultimate goal of every market manager. Finding that sweet spot with a product that works, and can be manufactured and sold at a profit, keeps design engineers up at night. Managers are imbued with a business school postulate that a product with aRead More

Protecting Electronic Supply Chains in an Uncertain World

After years of pandemic disruption, the supply chain for electronic components is bouncing back. The key to future success hinges on our ability to apply what we learned during the pandemic to build dynamic supply chains that can weather the storms to come. Pandemics, natural disasters, and wars, plus labor and electronic components shortages, addRead More

Show Report: 2023 Del Mar Manufacturing Show

As digital technologies transform the manufacturing industry, the Del Mar show has become the U.S. equivalent of Hannover Fair. The future of manufacturing is fully connected, as evidenced by the exhibits at the 2023 Del Mar Manufacturing Show. Manufacturers, suppliers, and industry experts came together April 25-27 to share the latest manufacturing industry trends, products,Read More

May 2023 Connector Industry News

Upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. May 2023 Connector Industry News > Event News The HARTING charging cable used in Volkswagen electric vehicles (EVs) contributed to driver Rainer Zietlow’s most recent record-breaking achievement. Zietlow, who holds multiple GuinnessRead More

2023 World Connector Market Handbook Out Now

A new market research report, 2023 World Connector Market Handbook, tracks the continued rise of global connector sales and projects future performance for this vital component category. The global connector industry has weathered the disruptions of the pandemic as well as natural disasters, war, global economic stresses, and other recent challenges remarkably well. Global connectorRead More

Connecting to a Green Future: Connector Suppliers Embrace Sustainability

Along with meeting demands for more capabilities and greater performance, electronics manufacturers are taking steps to conserve resources, protect the environment, and care for their employees and the communities they serve. The recent TE Connectivity Industrial Technology Index, an online survey of engineers and executives, found that “executives are five times more likely than engineersRead More

The Future of Field Device Infrastructure

Industrial communications strategies are shifting in favor of real-time communications at the field device level, with automation engineers and installers preferring single-pair Ethernet-enabled devices to collect field data. Industrial field device infrastructure trends Industrial communications strategies are shifting in favor of real-time communications at the field device level, with automation engineers and installers preferring Ethernet-enabledRead More

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