Interconnection

ITSA – Connector sales growth in some sectors belies a tough year ahead

“ITSA represents UK connector and component companies supplying into the UK electronics industry. Since connectors of all types and formats are fundamental to virtually every technology-based product or system, what ITSA’s members are experiencing is a pretty accurate barometer of how the UK electronics industry is doing in these unprecedented …

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OMRON supports USB-C device test with long-lasting socket

OMRON Electronics Components Europe is supporting the roll-out of consumer electronics based on the USB-C type of I/O connector with the release of a new long-life, easy to use inspection and test socket. Ideal for smartphones, digital cameras, headphones, notebook computers, games consoles and other wearable and portable devices, the …

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More applications possible for binder’s versatile RD24 power connector series

binder has added new versions to its popular RD24 power connector series. Among the new Series 692/693 connectors is a version that can accommodate cables with diameters from 7 mm to 17mm and a panel mount version that binder has designed for use with thicker front panels. The new cable …

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Smart Factory cubes use CombiTac connectors to create modular production lines

CombiTac connectors are playing an important part in the innovative Smart Cubes project from the Korea Smart Factory Association (KOSF). The modular CombiTac connectors from Stäubli are being used to link the Smart Cubes together so that they form a customised production line. The connectors transfer data, signal information for …

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HARTING Han® 1A receives iF DESIGN AWARD 2020

HARTING Technology Group has won this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, the world-renowned design prize. The winning product, HARTING’s Han® 1A connector series, won in the discipline “Product” (in the category “Electrical Connector”). Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN …

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Rugged circular connectors handle harsh conditions

binder, one of the industry and technology leaders in the field of industrial circular connectors, has expanded its Harsh Environment Connector (HEC) series 696 with some important models. The previous product range is supplemented by flange and cable variants with built-in protective conduit adaptation. The integrated sealing function of the …

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Smiths Interconnect celebrates significant contract win with Boeing

Smiths Interconnect was recently awarded a contract by Boeing to design, manufacture and supply bespoke connectors for use aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft and Lunar Gateway. Smiths Interconnect’s docking umbilical connectors will be used to transfer power, signal and communications to different modules on the space station. “These connectors have to …

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TTI Europe awarded best 2019 EMEA distributor for absolute growth by Smiths Interconnect

TTI, Inc., a specialist distributor of electronic components has won an award from Smiths Interconnect, a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems and microwave and radio frequency products, for the best performing distributor in 2019 for absolute growth. This is the third year in a row that Smiths …

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Some positives among the COVID-19 gloom cannot disguise a hugely challenging year ahead for the UK connector industry

It has taken just a little under three months to turn what had the real potential to be a positive 2020 for the UK electronics industry into one that has shaken every business to the core. The shutdown in China, for example, has had a significant effect on the supply …

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M12 cable connectors with plastic threaded ring

binder, known globally as one of the leading manufacturers of industrial circular connectors, expands its 763 Series of molded M12 cable connectors with plastic threaded rings for screw connection. The robustness of the plastic threaded rings distinguishes them as a cost-effective alternative to stainless-steel threaded rings. Besides their high resistance …

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