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Rugged Industrial Interconnects: The Design Behind the Description

Connectors that exhibit the rugged, high-reliability performance characteristics required to withstand hazards including shock, vibration, and high mating cycles in harsh industrial applications don’t happen by chance. Design features including contacts, plating materials, and insulators are critical to achieving and selecting rugged industrial interconnects.   Analyzing the Factors that Determine Industrial Ruggedness Levels Contacts, plating,Read More

The Evolution of Compression-Style Battery Connectors

For more than 20 years, modular industrial electronics have used many of the same reliable, ruggedized battery connectors that have been trusted throughout the consumer electronics industry. However, these devices are even more susceptible to host connector damage than modular consumer electronics. Now there’s a solution.   Electronic devices with removable battery modules designed to beRead More

Spring-Contact Technology in Circular Connectors

Today’s complex operating environments require connectors to offer higher density in a smaller footprint while being more rugged, robust, reliable, and lighter weight. Spring-enabled connector technology offers an array of options to conquer these obstacles.      Circular connectors are crucial to the successful performance of electrical devices across a variety of industries. These small,Read More

How to Specify Nano-D Connectors

Ideal for small, rugged applications such as non-industrial robotics, here are some tips for how to specify nano-D connectors.   Nano-D connectors are often designed for use in small, rugged robotic applications beyond industrial environments. Within these applications, the emphasis on a smaller and lighter form factor intensifies. A key consideration is whether you can useRead More

Samtec Tiger Eye 0.80mm Discrete Wire System

The Samtec Tiger Eye 0.80mm discrete wire system offers increased contact density for greater space savings in rugged applications. Samtec recently expanded its line of Tiger Eye products with a 0.80mm (.0315″) pitch discrete wire system, ideal for rugged applications where a highly reliable connection must be maintained. The micro-pitch system increases contact density forRead More

Molex Custom Ruggedized Backplane Cable Assemblies Increase Bandwidth and Speed

Custom ruggedized backplane cable assemblies can be cabled to virtually any ruggedized input/output connector. Molex announced its Ruggedized Backplane Cable Assemblies, ideal for defense and aerospace contractors looking to deliver high-speed data transfer between commercial backplanes or servers to commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) connectors including Impact, Impel, VHDM, or full military-qualified interfaces. Customized backplane cables have goneRead More

Amphenol’s Data Link Connector Among Most Durable in Class

Amphenol’s data link connector, the Max-M12, is ideal for rugged environments. Amphenol Industrial Products Group offers one of the most durable data link connectors in its class, meeting SAE J2839 and IEC 61076-2-101 specifications. The Max-M12 withstands connector-to-cable retention forces of 444 N and contact retention forces of 110 N, tested at 100 mating cyclesRead More

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