Harting are recruiting


Due to business growth Harting are looking appoint a UK Sales Manager to head up the external sales team in the UK.

Reporting to the Director of Sales, this role is a member of the UK Sales Management Team and will be responsible for the management and development of the team of Market Managers, Regional Sales Managers and the Electronic Business Development Manager.

Candidates must have considerable relevant industry experience and a background in Sales and Market Development.

Ideally candidates will have a professional qualification in an Electronics/Electro-Mechanical/Electrical discipline.

Visit www.harting.co.uk for more information or contact Angela Taft Hartings HR Manager on 01604827500

HUBER+SUHNER are recruiting


HUBER+SUHNER UK) Ltd are recruiting for several positions from Sales Management to Project Management and Application Engineers. If you think you have the skills, experience and ability to take on one of these challenging roles go to www.hubersuhner.co.uk for more information.

binder, a leader in industrial circular connectors for automation applications, announces a new panel-mount connector with a hinged cover for maximum protection when not mated.

Female panel-mount connector has a hinged cover for max protection
• Five contacts
• Rated to 32A
• IP68/IPX9K protection

binder, a leader in industrial circular connectors for automation applications, announces a new panel-mount connector with a hinged cover for maximum protection when not mated.
Designed by binder for fast and easy assembly, the Series 696 HEC female connector protects to IP67/IPX9K and can be supplied with 4+PE, 8 (4+3+PE) and 12 silver-plated contacts and features crimp termination. The contacts are rated up to 32A at 600V.
Like all binder Series 696 HEC connectors, the new hinged cover version is manufactured from a tough UL 94V-0 rated polyamide and incorporates a three-point bayonet locking system that makes for quick and secure fastening. Because it is both waterproof and dustproof, it is ideal for applications in difficult environments such as agricultural, construction, process engineering, water purification and recycling equipment, traffic and signalling systems.

For more information go to www.binder-connector.co.uk




binder has made an addition to its popular snap-in 720 Series of miniature circular connectors

Twin distributor added to binder’s popular snap-in miniature circular connector family
• Three and five contacts
• Simple locking mechanism
• IP67 when mated

April 2018.. binder has made an addition to its popular snap-in 720 Series of miniature circular connectors. The new twin distributor – a single male connector into two female connectors – will prove a welcome addition among those designers and installers who need to use miniature circular connectors in today’s machine building and automation applications.
The binder 720 Series is made up of low-cost plastic bodied connectors designed with a snap-in locking mechanism and protected to IP67 when mated. binder designed the 720 Series for use in applications where a simple waterproof connection is needed in harsh environments.
The new twin distributor features 3 and 5 gold plated contacts rated up to 7A at 250V (5A at 125V).
binder 720 Series connectors come in black as standard but binder can supply other colour coded versions – red, blue and green if required. Medical grade versions in RAL 9002 are also available. The cable connectors are field attachable, have solder bucket termination and can be mated in-line for an extension piece or coupled with the solder bucket or dip solder panel receptacles.

Two metre single-ended overmoulded cable versions are also available on request in all pin configurations.

For more information go to www.binder-connector.co.uk


binder release new M12 connector

Male square flange panel-mount M12 connector is positionable and lockable for easy installation
• 4, 5 or 8 contacts
• Rated up to 4A
• A Coding

binder, a leader in industrial circular connectors for factory sensor and actuator applications, announces a new panel-mount male M12 connector that is uniquely positionable and lockable which makes the installation of wires a simple and flexible operation.
The Series 763 M12 A-coded square flange male connector consists of separate housing and contact carrier which means the flange housing can be mounted and the carrier can then be subsequently installed even from various angles – which often happens during installation.
Available with 4, 5 or 8 gold plated contacts, the new Series 763 M12 panel mount connector is rated up to 250V and protects to IP68 when mated. To ensure fast and easy termination, the M12 connector handles AWG24/7 wires.

For more information go to www.binder-connector.co.uk


Members enjoy a great May meeting

16 members attended the first ITSA meeting of 2017 which was held at Howbery Park on the 16th May.

After a few introductions to new and prospective members the Chairman presented the final 2017 product and market data for the association. 2017 was a very successful year for all members who enjoyed an average of double digit growth in the year over 2016, almost all product areas grew with some exceeding 30% growth. The key member markets also performed very well with Mil/Aero leading the way followed by Mass Transport and Data Processing. Distribution as a sales channel continues to be very important to all members and 2017 saw the overall distributor business increase mainly on the back of export business related to weak sterling.

Most members indicated that they still expect growth in 2018 but probably lower than 2017.
In some cases Q1 of 2018 proved challenging and for others it was excellent, this is very much influenced by key projects being released. Generally bookings had increased substantially but this had tailed off in April/May
Value add continues to be on most members radar and is increasing, this is evident in the 2017 year stats.
Distribution continues to perform well but this has also started to slow down in the 2nd quarter.
Most members commented that lead times were increasing and that some communication of this with customers has either already happened or is planned, the same can be said for pricing which in a number of cases is being driven up by increased material costs or transfer pricing.
In summary most members remain positive about 2018 and a growth of low double digit was not uncommon amongst the attendees, this is tempered a bit by the uncertainty that remains over the effect of Brexit which is now only 9 months away.

Our guest speaker at the May meeting was Stuart McHale of Heart of Business,  www.heart-of-business.co.uk who talked to members about “preparing for the unknown” with BREXIT in mind.

Another new member

Once again, we are delighted to announce another new full member in Carlisle Interconnect Technology www.carlisleit.com

Carlisle’s membership now brings the total membership of ITSA to the highest number since its establishment in 2008.

John Biggs, ITSA Chairman commented “I am, once again, delighted to announce another new member to the ITSA family. Carlisle Interconnect are a recognised industry leader in the field of Interconnect Technology and their membership of the association reflects very well on our new branding and profile. I have no doubt that their membership will add greatly to the future success of the association and its growing membership”

Carlisle’s Business Development Manager EMEA  Paul Barr stated that “Carlisle IT are excitedly looking forward to networking and collaborating with the association membership in understanding better UK industry markets and trends. One particularly important point for us is to be members of an association that communicates and networks in a non competitive format. We look forward to contributing, and benefiting, from the unique statistics generated by the associations membership and to enjoying attending the excellent meetings held with industry recognised speakers”

New Members Welcome

With the re-launch of the association under a new brand, the release of the new web site and planned PR activity, there has never been a better time to become a member of the Interconnect Technology Suppliers Association (ITSA). Take a look at our web site and follow the links for membership enquiries.

Associate Membership

If you are currently a supplier of products, materials or services into the Interconnect Industry, or you believe you have something to offer to our members, why not find out more about “associate mambership” of the ITSA and the benefits and networking opportunites. Contact the ITSA Chairman on 07768147677 to find out more.