‘perfect match for Astute’s defence and hi-rel customer base’
Astute Electronics, the leading supplier of electronic components and value added services, has signed a franchise agreement with LEMO, the renowned Swiss manufacturer of precision connectors used in a variety of challenging application environments.
“We are delighted to add LEMO to our growing portfolio of electromechanical suppliers”, commented divisional manager, Gary Evans. “Products such as the company’s M series, the smallest multi-pin, full shielded, vibration-secure and sealed connector available, offering a lightweight connection with high pin-count density, 3600 EMC shielding protection, the lightweight, high temperature F series targeting the defence, autosport and other harsh markets, and the T series, an update of LEMO’s staple B series with a higher contact density and IP68 rating, will be of great benefit to our customer base.”
Also of interest to Astute’s defence business is LEMO’s recently announced new NiCorAl surface treatment. This finish is a specially formulated Nickel Teflon finish in Anthracite dark grey colour and has been developed particularly for the aluminium alloy bodied M Series ratchet coupling range of connectors which are proving to be an excellent and significantly smaller alternative to MIL 38999 connectors. Fully tested according to AECTP 300 / MIL-STD-810 / MIL-STD-202 standards the aluminium bodied M Series have passed the 500 hour salt spray test target and the brass bodied M series have achieved 1000+ hours. The new finish satisfies the requirements of both RoSH2 and the forthcoming REACH 2017 regulations.