ODU Connectors Exhibiting at Battery Cells & Systems Expo – 15-16th May at NEC

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ODU will be demonstrating products specifically designed for battery applications, such as:

ODU-MAC® Power ConnectorFor high-current and high-voltage

A modular interface ideal for testing storage systems, battery cells, inverters, charging stations, and electric drivetrains.

  • Up to 600 amps per connector (with 2 bridged contacts using busbars)
  • IP2X touch protection
  • Low mating and de-mating forces thanks to ODU LAMTAC® Flex
  • Tolerance compensation +/- 4.0 mm
  • 2 or 3-pin version including PE connection
  • Minimum 10,000 mating cycles

The ODU-MAC® Power Connector is also available as a compact hybrid block, which can be used in an enclosure for manual mating. This version is also compatible with the……

ODU-MAC® Black Line Mass Interconnect Solution 

ODU Mass interconnect systems are used for automated testing, with

reliable measurements ensured by ODU’s well-proven contact technology.

 

A highly flexible configuration of interfaces is enabled by incorporating modular connectors.

 

A complete package is available,

offering a customized total solution with everything from a single source, including cable assembly.

 

So, if you have connection issues, then why not stop by Stand 1130 for a chat.

 

ODU-UK Ltd                                          tel: 0330 002 0640   

email: sales@odu-uk.co.uk                 web: www.odu-connectors.com/uk 

Cliff Electronics extends VHDCI Cable Range

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Shielded and EMC Cable protected for Defence, Aerospace and Space applications

Cliff Electronics leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors and test equipment, have extended their range of industry standard VHDCI (very-high-density-cable-interconnect) “Centronics” style cables to meet the requirements for interconnecting connecting instrumentation in industries such as Defence, Aerospace and Space

A new 0.5m length has been added to the existing range of 1 and 2 metre versions. Commonly known as a “Centronics” type data cable all are terminated with standard D-Shaped connectors.

VHDCI cables are used in high performance data transfer applications supporting the latest SCSI style interfaces as well as for connecting peripherals such as portable disc drives, RAID data storage, HIL (Hardware in the Loop) applications, tape backup drives and CD-ROM players as well as printers to computers. Although USB cables are now more commonplace, parallel cables are still required for many uses including connecting to legacy devices.

The VHDCI cable connector is very small and allows placement of four wide SCSI connectors on the back of a single PCI card slot. It uses the regular 68-contact pin assignment with the male connector (plug) on the cable and the female connector (“receptacle”) on the equipment panel.

Other key specifications include.

Operating current 0.5A maximum per contact.

Operating voltage maximum 30V AC (RMS)/DC.

Enhanced EMC Shield.

EMI protection, ferrite core: Ø17.5mm x 28.5mm x Ø12mm.

John Hall, Managing Director of Cliff Electronics, says” Our new 0.5m length VHDCI cable meets the need for connecting equipment mounted in racks or other close proximity systems where it effectively becomes a patch cable. It will be welcomed by system integrators who need to keep interconnect cabling to a minimum”.

Cliff Electronics are market leaders in the design and manufacture of standard and FeedThrough connectors for audio, broadcast and industrial systems including Fibre-Optic.

Cliff is also a leading suppliers of jack sockets, DC power connectors, terminal binding posts, test connectors and leads, optical jacks and leads and waterproof connectors.

The full range available from Cliff may be found on their website at https://www.cliffuk.co.uk/

Cliff products are available from major international distributors, for more information call +44 (0)1737 771375, email sales@CliffUK.co.uk or visit

Cliff.co.uk

 

binder Custom connectivity solutions Innovations beyond the standard

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Although standard products from the binder portfolio suit most applications, they do not fit all of them. In such cases, the Neckarsulm-based manufacturer’s solution expertise comes into play: namely in the form of exclusive connectors that are perfectly tailored to the application. Customers benefit from binder’s exceptional vertical integration as well as six decades of experience in design and engineering. Examples of customer-specific developments can be found for instance in the medical-device and plant engineering sectors.

binder, a leading supplier of industrial circular connectors, develops and manufactures specialized connectivity solutions according to customer requirements. The focus is on use cases with special demands that exceed the typical scope, so that none of the binder catalog products meet all the criteria. Such applications can be reliably implemented with customized solutions from the Neckarsulm-based specialist. binder has extensive know-how and more than 60 years of experience in the design and development of connectors – and has been creating individual connectivity solutions together with customers and according to their ideas for just as long.

Vertical integration and quality expertise

For the benefit of its customers, binder offers design, tooling, manufacturing, assembly, and automation from a single source. Through its affiliated companies, the manufacturer has additional expertise in stamped, turned, and cast parts as well as in galvanics, PCB design, and component assembly. Furthermore, binder’s customized products are qualified in the company’s own laboratory.

With the help of Failure Mode and Effects Analyses (FMEA), critical design and production challenges are identified at an early stage. Sample assemblies and preliminary tests in the binder lab support the optimization and quality assurance of custom products as well as the monitoring and approval of pilot series production by the quality project managers. ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and EN ISO 13485:2016 + AC:2018 + A11:2021 certifications underline binder’s competencies in terms of quality and environmental management.

Applications – medical and more

The target markets for binder’s tailor-made products are as diverse as the company’s customers. Examples of applications can be found in sanitary and medical device technology, industrial automation, as well as metrology and controls. A typical requirement in medical device engineering, for example, is that connectors must not be identical. An interface has to be unique to prevent mismating. In addition, resistance to certain liquids can already be considered during the design phase when selecting the components’ materials. Potential medical applications include respiratory and dialysis equipment, instruments for ultrasound and electrotherapy, as well as infusion pumps and contrast agent injectors.

Examples from medical-device

For applications in patient monitoring, binder has developed a modular 12-pin connector system consisting of a panel mount plug and eight panel mount sockets (970 series).

Reliability was the key design criterion. While the sockets were integrated into the housing of the patient monitor, the plugs were part of the pluggable parameter modules. Concentric arrangement of the contacts ensured the plug connection was centered automatically when mating – without the need of removing the protective cap.

Conclusion: High-quality, reliable … and highly individual

When realizing customer-specific development projects, all binder corporate divisions involved operate in a flexible and extremely customer-oriented manner. Thanks to their outstanding experience and technological capabilities, binder is able to develop and manufacture highly individualized connectors for different target markets according to customer specifications – providing excellent supply reliability and at the highest level of quality.About binder
binder, headquartered in Neckarsulm, Germany, is a family-owned company characterized by traditional values and one of the leading specialists for circular connectors. Since 1960, binder has been synonymous with the highest quality. The company works with more than 60 sales partners on six continents and employs around 2,000 people worldwide.

The binder group includes the binder headquarters, 16 affiliated companies, two system service providers as well as an innovation and technology center. In addition to Germany, the binder sites are located in Austria, China, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA.

 

Fields of application:

  • Automation Technology
  • Instrumentation
  • Metrology and controls
  • Sanitary technology
  • Medical technology

Features:

  • Tailored according to individual requirements
  • With a high level of vertical integration
  • Qualified in the binder lab
  • To the highest quality standards
  • With excellent supply reliability

 

binder M12 connectors as SMT variants for efficient, automated processes

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Several M12 connector series from binder are available in versions for surface mount technology (SMT). On the one hand, they are advantageous for integration into space-critical designs, on the other hand, the good automation capability in further processing offers enormous savings potential.

binder, a leading supplier of industrial circular connectors, offers products from several M12 series as surface mount devices (SMDs). They are suitable for further processing in fully automated processes, such as for the particularly dense, double-sided assembly of PCBs. These are used in automation technology devices, sensors and actuators as well as in robotics.

SMDs: Space-saving and economical to process

In the course of miniaturizing electronic assemblies, surface mounting has proven itself in component assembly with high component density. In contrast to the classic through-hole technology (THT) or through-hole reflow (THR) process, the SMD contact pins are placed directly on the surface in the SMT process and connected using solder paste instead of being inserted through the PCB and then soldered. This allows significant space savings to be made: for example, many connectors can be mounted with very small distances in one plane, as is required for passive/active sensor distributors in automation technology.

SMDs are usually supplied on so-called blister tapes (tape & reel) – a type of packaging that is suitable for automated further processing by the customer. In addition to space-saving PCB assembly, this ability to automate production is a significant advantage of surface mounting. It is characterized by its cost-effectiveness, especially for large quantities or when several connectors are to be processed on one PCB. Furthermore, advantages can be achieved in terms of heat dissipation and signal integrity as well as a reduced susceptibility to errors during assembly.

SMT product variety from binder

The binder SMT products are available in versions with 4, 6 and 8 contacts and with different codings. They are available in both shielded and unshielded versions. The M12 connectors are also available in different versions – for example as a set with different flange housings, as a built-in part in blister packaging or tape & reel packaging for automated processing.

In detail, these are A-coded M12 connectors from the 713/763 series, B-coded components from the 715/766 series and connectors from the 825/876 series with D-coding and the 876 series with X-coding.

Depending on the coding, the M12-SMT variants are suitable for different applications: A-coded for sensors and DC power, B-coded for Profibus and D- and X-coded for 100 Mbit and 10 Gbit Ethernet respectively.

All M12 products from binder provide industry-relevant protection acc. to IP67 against the ingress of dust and water. The binder variants are based on the current market standards with regard to the PCB drilling pattern, which means that switching to binder products requires little effort.

CAT6 IDC Connector latest addition to Cliff Electronics FeedThrough Connecter Range

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Cliff Electronics announces a CAT6 Insulation Displacement Connector (IDC) to their very popular range of Feed Through connectors. The new connectors provide a panel mounted ethernet (RJ45) 8-way connector, commonly used in network applications, that users can hardwire internally using the IDC contacts at the rear. The IDC system is ideal for all on-site wiring in applications such as ethernet networks, audio and broadcast.

The new CAT6 IDC FT joins the existing wide range of Feed Through connectors from Cliff that can be assembled into an industry standard 24mm diameter XLR connector panel cut-out in an enclosure or 19” rack panel and is also available in the DualSLIM narrow mounting hole design for where space is limited or more connectors are required on the panel. Using industry standard panel cut-outs for their FeedThrough Cliff simplifies system design and assembly and improves system aesthetics.

All other Cliff FeedThrough connectors use ready-made cables on either side of the panel when in use. The new CAT6 IDC version allows hardwired connections to be made.

With the rear cover removed connecting wires are pushed into the corresponding numbered and colour coded slots and then terminated using an IDC tool, the cover is snapped back for safety and to provide a degree of strain relief to the cable. The IDC connection method guarantees each connection being made quickly, accurately and securely using a simple tool with no soldering or crimping required.

The Product Development Team at Cliff Electronics comments” IDC connection technology is a very popular, secure and simple connection method for permanent wiring of a wide range of equipment. Mounting the commonly used Cat 6 IDC connector on the same industry standard XLR connector frame as the rest of our very successful Feed Through mounting connectors means it can be assembled along with other Feed Through connectors in a panel with the same cut-out required for all of them. We can also supply all our Feed Through connectors pre-assembled into rack panels offering systems integrators fast and convenient system assembly.”

Cliff’s XLR  and Slim format Feed Through connectors are widely used in audio and broadcast systems and are finding increasing popularity with instrumentation, medical and industrial applications due to the format’s flexibility, security and reliability.

Cliff’s Feedthrough connectors now provide Analogue, Digital and Optical Feed Through connectivity in formats including DisplayPort, Firewire, RJ45, HDMI and 50 and 75 ohm BNC versions, USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A “gender change” sockets high speed USB Type – C, USB3 to USB3 in all gender changing configurations – A-A, A-B and B-A. Also available are all popular data and Ethernet connectors including LC and SC fibre (Duplex & Simplex, APC, MM, OM3, ST and US Conec MTP), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and unshielded), Toslink, RCA Phono and blanking plates.

Cliff Electronics are market leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors, leads, test lead sets and accessories for a wide range of markets and supply major international OEMs. As a UK manufacturer Cliff can respond quickly to customer’s needs for both standard products and custom designs. Cliff manufactures audio, optical and power connectors and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, lighting connectors, terminal posts and connection blocks, motors, fans and assembly aids. Cliff can also provide a wide range of leads including test and instrumentation, audio, instrument and power.

Cliff’s XLR and Slim footprint FeedThrough connectors are available direct from Cliff and via major Distributors in the UK and Europe. For more information call +44 (0)1737 771375,  Cliffuk.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

For further information contact.

Cliff Electronics Ltd.

Holmethorpe Industrial Estate, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2PF, England

+44 (0)1737 771375

sales@cliffukco.uk

www.cliffuk.co.uk

binder 709/719 series: Snap-in portfolio features new overmolding

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Safe to use and contamination-proof

Metering and handheld operating devices in hygiene-critical application areas, such as in medical equipment, require designs optimized for safe handling as well as resistance to dirt. binder has therefore equipped its 709 and 719 snap-in series with a new overmolding that supports single-handed mating and unmating, but also improves resistance to contamination.

binder, a leading supplier of industrial circular connectors, is offering its 709- and 719-series products with a new overmolding for the straight versions. The connectors featuring snap-in locking are characterized by high retention forces – measured against their size – but can still be quickly mated and unmated. These properties are beneficial in metrology and medical-device-technology applications, for example, which are subject to enhanced functional safety requirements.

Safety properties improved

Both in instrumentation and in medical technology, it is often important to protect devices and their interfaces against contamination from the environment, so binder engineers have developed a triangular overmolding design that features no gaps, grooves, or undercuts allowing dirt to accumulate. This significantly increases the applications’ resistance to contamination. Furthermore, the straight product variants are very easy to handle thanks to the new type of overmolding, making one-handed mating and unmating safe and comfortable.

When developing the new overmoulding, the product designers at binder succeeded in maintaining the properties at the same high level as the previous version, despite the new design without special kink protection. The kink protection ensures that the strands do not break under mechanical stress – when the cable kinks. This was proven in advance by means of bending tests.

Product series at a glance

The 709 and 719 snap-in series offer users the benefits of a fast and secure locking system with high retention forces. The products are available as male and female cable connectors with or without strain relief. The 3- to 5-pole series have been designed for wire gauges up to 0.25 mm2 (up to AWG 24) and soldering or dip soldering termination. The IP40-protected products achieve a mechanical lifespan of 100 and more mating cycles.


Fields of application:

  • Measurement technology and instrumentation
  • Medical-device technology

Features:

  • Protection degree: IP40
  • Pin count: 3- to 5-pin
  • Termination: soldering, dip soldering
  • Rated voltage: 60 V
  • Rated current: 3 A
  • Operating-temperature range: -25 °C to +70 °C
  • Lifespan: >100 mating cycles

Industry Standard DisplayPort further increases Cliff Electronics FeedThrough Connecter Range

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Cliff Electronics announces the addition of a full size Displayport connector to its market leading range of FeedThrough connectors.

The new connector joins the existing Mini DisplayPort version and both may be assembled into an industry standard 24mm diameter XLR connector panel cut-out. The FeedThrough connector series from Cliff offers a wide range of connector types which may be assembled in a panel using the same XLR connector cut-out simplifying system design and assembly.

A key benefit of the Cliff FeedThrough connector range is the use of standard cables for internal connection of electronic systems as well as external connection to signal sources. Cliff can provide suitable DisplayPort cables in lengths of 1m and 2m. The new DisplayPort connector is available with a plastic or metal faceplate, may be front or rear mounted to a panel and offers plain, countersunk or M3 threaded mounting holes.

DisplayPort (DP) and Mini DisplayPort (MiniDP or mDP) connectors are a widely used DisplayPort audio-visual digital interface. DisplayPort can drive display devices with resolutions up to 2560×1600 (WQXGA) in its DisplayPort 1.1a implementation, and 4096×2160 (4K) in its DisplayPort 1.2 implementation. With an adapter, the Mini DisplayPort can drive display devices with VGA, DVI, or HDMI interfaces.

The Product Development Team at Cliff Electronics comments” Our FeedThrough connector range has been highly successful, and it is under constant development. We offer a wide range of connectivity to audio-visual, pro-audio and broadcast OEMs and systems integrators. Our new Displayport connector adds to our very successful range of FeedThrough connectors and comes a step closer to making us a one stop shop for system designers. We can also supply all our FeedThrough connectors pre-assembled into rack panels offering systems integrators fast and convenient system assembly.”

Cliff’s XLR format FeedThrough connectors take advantage of the standard 24mm panel cut out widely used in audio and broadcast systems and which is finding increasing popularity instrumentation, medical and industrial applications due to the format’s flexibility, security and reliability. 19” rack panels pre-assembled with FeedThrough connectors are available to order from Cliff Electronics.

Cliff’s Feedthrough connectors now provide Analogue, Digital and Optical Feed-Through connectivity in formats including Firewire, GJ45, HDMI A-A and 50 ohm BNC versions, USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A “gender change” sockets high speed USB Type – C, USB3 to USB3 in all gender changing configurations – A-A, A-B and B-A. Also available are all popular data and Ethernet connectors including USB 2.0 and 3.0, LC and SC fibre (Duplex & Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and unshielded), Toslink, RCA Phono and HDMI and blanking plates.

Cliff Electronics are market leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors, leads, test lead sets and accessories for a wide range of markets and supply major international OEMs. As a UK manufacturer Cliff are able to respond quickly to customer’s needs for both standard products and custom designs. Cliff manufactures audio, optical and power connectors and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, lighting connectors, terminal posts and connection blocks, motors, fans and assembly aids. Cliff can also provide a wide range of leads including test and instrumentation, audio, instrument and power.

 

Cliff’s XLR footprint FeedThrough connectors are available direct from Cliff and via major Distributors in the UK and Europe. For more information call +44 (0)1737 771375, email sales@CliffUK.co.uk or visit Cliffuk.co.uk

For further information contact.

Cliff Electronics Ltd.

Holmethorpe Industrial Estate, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2PF, England

+44 (0)1737 771375

sales@cliffukco.uk

www.cliffuk.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Professional power cords: quality, reliability, safety and compliance – the NEUTRIK assurance

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NEUTRIK launching new ‘essential’ and ‘ultimate’ series, fully LVD / IEC 60799 compliant, professional power cords at ISE.

The Neutrik Group, Schaan, Liechtenstein; 30 January – 2 February 2024. Under the latest legally binding international safety regulations, power connection and interconnection cord sets, for use with and within the full range of professional AV and IT devices and applications, require to be certified to the EN/IEC 60799 standard.

Within European Economic Community (EEC) countries, the European Economic Area Low Voltage Directive (LVD) stipulates that cable sets that do not comply with this standard are ineligible for CE marking and cannot be used within or imported into EEC countries. For many manufacturers and end users, the process of certifying every type of power cord in their inventory is time, resource and cost prohibitive. NEUTRIK’s new preassembled, fully certified cord sets series provide a ready-made solution across a range of price points and performance requirements, with all the quality and reliability assurance that comes with the NEUTRIK brand.

All cord set series feature designs that prioritize unsurpassed standards of quality, reliability, and safety, utilizing NEUTRIK’s market leading, fully IEC 60320-1 certified cable connectors, and are produced in Europe at the company’s state-of-the-art, cost-efficient dedicated production site. All cable sets are rigorously safety tested and certified to meet and exceed the requirements of current worldwide regulated standards.

The essential POWER CORDS series provides a range of high quality, high reliability and cost-efficient rewirable cable assemblies. These cord sets feature NEUTRIK powerCON® FXX series blue / grey connectors with circuit breaking capacity (CBC), secure locking mechanism, rugged construction and discrete power-in and power-out colour coding and keying to prevent intermating. These are paired with durable high-quality rubber jacketed cable.

                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

ultimate powerCON TRUE1 POWER CORD                    image link

ultimate POWER CORDS series’ cable assemblies are VDE-certified to the highest recognized industry standards of safety and qualitative compliance; based on testing services and certificates of the VDE Testing and Certification Institute.

Utilizing top of the range NEUTRIK powerCON® TRUE1® TOP connectors, overmoulded with high quality H07RN-F TITANEX® rubber cable, ultimate POWER CORD sets provide enhanced levels of durability and protection for the most demanding indoor and outdoor application environments. The powerCON® TRUE1® TOP connector features CBC together with a unique locking mechanism that is fully insulated, with a non-metallic compound latch and protection collar. The high-tech DARKSTAR soft compound coating provides improved durability and haptics, and connector color coding is provided with optional rings that fit flush between the connector housing and cable overmould. The improved anti-kink protection provided by the cord sets’ overmould guarantees up to 20,000 bending cycles.

Optional ruggedized locking sealing connector covers for use with either series provide ultimate levels of protection against moisture and particulate ingression when unmated. Cord sets and interconnection cord sets are available in a range of lengths from 1 m to 10 m.

http://www.neutrik.co.uk

 

binder 670/770 series: cable connector with protective cap

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IP67 – even when unmated


If a connection has to be released during use, such as for inspection or maintenance, this reduces the environmental protection for the period of work. Protective caps for binder’s 670- and 770-series cable connectors reliably protect the components against any ingress of dust and liquids when unmated. The requirements of protection degree IP67 are thereby met.

binder, a leading supplier of industrial circular connectors, is adding protective caps for the cable connectors to its NCC (Not Connected Closed) 670- and 770-series portfolio. Their task is to prevent the ingress of particles and humidity when the interface is disconnected. The protective caps are equipped with holding straps that can be easily attached to the cable connectors.

The 670- and 770-series connectors are used in handheld devices, for example. If an application requires the cable connector to be detached from the device, without a protective cap, it is exposed to the environmental influences at the place of use. The cap ensures environmental protection according to IP67 – against dust and temporary immersion – even when the connector is unmated.

NCC – flexible and space-saving

With the 670 and 770 series, binder offers compact and highly versatile 5-pin and 8-pin connectors featuring bayonet locking. They are designed for demanding environmental conditions that require the interface to be protected according to IP67. Typical applications can be found in test equipment, metrology and lighting as well as in signage and other devices that need to be washable.

The NCC series are characterized by a special design feature: Spring-loaded plastic covers protect the female panel mount parts and ensure the contacts are safely enclosed in the housing. Thus, even when unmated, the panel mount parts are protected against contact, dust, and splash water from all sides (670 series: IP54) or in addition against temporary immersion in water (770 series: IP67). Now, due to the protective caps, also the male cable connectors achieve IP67 when unmated.

Application in water level monitoring

When monitoring the water levels in wells, level sensors are used together with communication modules that send the measurement results to a central data hub. The interface between sensor and module is implemented using an NCC connector. This eliminates the need to manually measure the water level, and the data from many wells can be monitored remotely from a control center. However, the modules require periodic cleaning and maintenance. The protective cap then prevents the NCC cable connector from the ingress of water and dirt; it also keeps it safe during transportation and installation.

In addition to the filling level, state-of-the-art sensors can also measure the water quality. These devices usually work with a data logger box, and occasionally it is necessary to switch between the individual sensors. Here as well, it is important to protect the NCC cable connector from dirt and water so that a proper measurement result is achieved as soon as the connection is re-established

Fields of application:

  • Electronic device technology
  • Sensor technology
  • Metrology and instrumentation

Features:

  • Protection degree: IP67
  • Comes with holding strap
  • Also available in RAL 9002 grey-white
  • More colors upon request

For more information visit w

http://www.binder-connector.com

Neutrik CONTRIK extends Power Multicore cable series

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Portable power distribution specialist introduces new Harting E16 and Socapex 419 compatible Power Multicore and Power Multicore Split cable assemblies.

 

The Neutrik Group, Schaan, Liechtenstein; 16 January 2024. The Neutrik Group’s CONTRIK brand has expanded its CKPE series range of power multicore cable assemblies. The Harting E16 and Socapex SL 419 compatible Power Multicore connection cables, and Socapex SL 419 compatible single-phase powerCON TRUE1 Power Multicore Split cable configurations enable the streamlining and increased cost-efficiency of cabling processes.

 

 

 

 

The rewireable power multicore cable assemblies are specified for use in video wall, lighting and audio applications, in indoor and outdoor event, theatre, and other media production environments. Complementing CONTRIK’s portable power distribution systems, CKPE series Power Multicore and Power Multicore Split cable assemblies are DIN 15765 standard-compliant for mobile event production.

The cables feature improved levels of reliability as a result of an increased PE-conductor cross-section. The improved reliability extends to operation at very low temperatures, with cables operable across a range of -5 °C to +70°C. Reduced weight and increased ease of handling, enable reductions in cabling effort, complexity and cost.

The expanded Power Multicore cable range offers 6 channels and 8 channels Harting E16 connector variants, and a 6 channels LKS 19 (Socapex SL 419 compatible) connector variant, while the Power Multicore Split cable features an LKS 19 male to 6x single-phase powerCON TRUE1 female connectors. The cable assemblies offer high IP protection ratings in mated condition: IP65 in the case of Harting E16 connectors and IP68 in for LKS 19 connector. Featuring high quality TITANEX rubber cable, they are available in various standard lengths from 5 to 40 meters.

 

 

 

 

CONTRIK power multicore cables optimally complement the brand’s range of professional power distribution systems that offer highest levels of quality, safety and reliability for mobile entertainment production applications. The extensive portfolio of rugged and durable distribution boxes, comprising Power Container, Power Rack and Power Turtle systems, is designed and precision manufactured within the EU, using state-of-the-art production automation and high quality electrical and electronic components. With levels of high mechanical (IK) and environmental (IP) protection, conforming to relevant industry standards, across the product range, an XO designated series of products offers enhanced levels of protection for ‘Xtreme Outdoor’ environment applications; including IP65 protection against particulate and liquid ingression, with CEE / cPot in mated condition. All products feature CONTRIK’s proprietary Easylen® housing material, ensuring the highest levels of flame retardancy, temperature resistance, UV protection, corrosion insensitivity, non-conductivity, and protection from mechanical impact (up to IK 10+).

binder Coded for power supply M12: UL-approved K and L cable connectors

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K- and L-coded M12 connectors are suitable for transmitting electrical power to AC and DC applications in factory automation. binder offers a selection of overmolded cable components that were developed for use in North America according to the UL 2238 standard.

binder, a leading supplier of industrial circular connectors, is expanding its M12 portfolio by adding K- and L-coded overmolded cable connectors of the 823 and 824 series, which were developed according to UL 2238. These are primarily intended for use in the power supply of field devices in automation technology. Here, the transmission of electrical power via compact M12 interfaces has become a fundamental requirement. The connectors provide a compact alternative to power connections using 7/8-inch technology.

The K-coding indicates 5-pin connectors for AC supply of e.g., drives or frequency converters. Target applications of the likewise 5-pin connectors with L-coding include DC miniature drives, decentralized I/O modules, and other automation components that are supplied with DC voltage in field bus systems.

The K-coded products of the binder 824 series with screw locking are characterized by their ampacity of up to 12 A per pin under continuous load at rated voltages of 630 V(AC) respectively. The L-coded products in the 823 series have a rated current of 16 A and a rated voltage of 63 V (DC). Gold-plated contacts guarantee reliable current transmission. The fully overmolded connectors ensure protection of the interface according to IP68.

Ready for the markets of North America

The rapid and seamless introduction of new products to the markets of different world regions is an increasingly important competitive demand. Export to North America, for example, requires conformity to US safety regulations. This in turn can be proven by certification from a qualified and recognized test laboratory. With the UL approval from Underwriters Laboratories, manufacturers of electromechanical connectivity products can prove that their components meet the safety requirements for North America. Interfaces designed for rated currents up to 16 A and rated voltages up to 630 V require approval according to UL 2238. UL 2238 certification is currently in preparation.

M12 – robust, flexible, reliable

The K- and L-coded overmolded M12 cable connectors were developed in conformance with IEC 61076-2-11 for use in industrial-automation environments. Thus, product designers and installers are provided with a robust and variably applicable interface technology that ensures reliable power transmission to AC and DC field components even at high ambient temperatures. The IP68-compliant interfaces feature a protected seal within the M12 socket, and the M12x1 thread is equipped with an anti-vibration lock. Furthermore, connection cross-sections up to 2.5 mm2 are available.



Fields of application:

  • AC and DC power supply, respectively, in automation technology

Features:

  • Locking system: screw
  • Termination: crimp, overmolded
  • Pin count: 4+PE (K-coded), 4+FE (L-coded)
  • Rated voltage: 630 V(AC), 63 V(DC)
  • Rated current: up to 16 A (L-coding) / 12 A (K-coding)
  • Operating temperature range: -40 °C to +90 °C
  • Protection degree: IP67 (mated)
  • Mating cycles: >100

 

ODU Connectors Small quantity overmoulding for medical technology

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As an interface specialist, ODU develops total systems as well as standard connectors for medical applications – from MRI-devices to endoscopy,  developed to the strictest regulations and applicable standards.

In applications involving high currents or temperatures, where high data-rates are transmitted via copper or fibre-optics and where sealing is important – it is not enough to simply offer a high-quality connector and disregard the cable assembly.

With a complete solution from a single source, ODU can guarantee the reliability of the total cable assembly.

Custom overmoulding

In the medical industry,silicone-moulding is used because it enables absolutely resistant, yet flexible, connection of the cables to the connector. Silicone overmoulding cannot be peeled off or detached even after the required autoclaving cycles (steam sterilization at up to 134 °C and 3,040 mbar).

Biocompatibility with regard to cytotoxicity (outgassing) is tested to DIN EN ISO 10993-5 and confirmed by an external testing laboratory.

Advantages of ODU cable assembly

  • Tested quality of the complete solution (data rates, liability, etc.)
  • Fast availability
  • Fair pricing (incl. cost reduction vs separate acquisition)
  • Length neutrality (within the frame of standard-compliant signal transmission)
  • No minimum purchase quantity
  • Customized overmoulding possible (even for samples or small quantities)
  • Reduction of effort, as the supply chain is limited to one contact person and only one part number needs to be managed by the customer

 

Fischer KEYSTONE™ Tactical Hub: Expanded cable assembly portfolio connects more soldier digital gear

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Saint-Prex, Switzerland | October 25, 2023 Fischer Connectors released an expanded set of cable assemblies for the KEYSTONE tactical hub, including three cables for L3 Harris, Silvus and Bittium tactical radios and two device cables for Safran Vectronix’s MOSKITO TI target locator and STERNA True North Finder.

Designed to US Army Next Generation Hub (NGH) standards, Fischer KEYSTONE™ gives dismounted soldiers an easy way to manage the flows of data (USB 2.0 and SMBus) and power (100 W – 5 A max) between sights, sensors, night vision devices, radios and digital equipment.

“Reliable, simple, does what it’s expected to do: that’s the feedback we receive from customers who have field-tested Fischer KEYSTONE,” explains Olivier Thormann, Product Manager for Fischer KEYSTONE. “Soldiers already know how to use it – they clip it on, plug it in, and it just works.”

More extensions to the Fischer KEYSTONE tactical connectivity solution are coming in 2024. The next KEYSTONE hub – Fischer KEYSTONE™ 4 – is a 4-port hub designed for soldiers who need only basic power and data connections. KEYSTONE 4 will be showcased on Fischer Connectors stand 5 L 085 at Milipol in Paris, France, from 14 to 17 November 2023.

 

 

Full technical specifications in Fischer KEYSTONE™ Tactical Connectivity Solution

 

NEUTRIK further extends fiber portfolio with FIBERFOX EBC25 and FIBERFOX X-TREME EBC25

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NEUTRIK widens its HMA expanded beam connectivity solutions with a new ruggedized jam-nut chassis design and extreme environment ‘hardened’ cable assemblies.

 

 

 

 

 

The Neutrik Group, Schaan, Liechtenstein; 7 November 2023. NEUTRIK further expands its fiber optic connectivity portfolio with the introduction of two new variants of its HMA expanded beam multimode connector system.

Available in 2- and 4-channel configurations, FIBERFOX EBC25 is a ruggedized development of its FIBERFOX HMA expanded beam multimode fiber-optic connector system. FIBERFOX EBC25 chassis is a jam-nut design, intended to meet a vast array of network, audio, video, lighting and broadcast applications, in all manner of industrial, defence and civil engineering environments, wherever consistent levels of performance and reliability are mission critical.

The FIBERFOX EBC25 series has an improved temperature resistance of -46°C to 71°C, and the connector’s dimensions are fully compliant with the specifications of the MIL-DTL-83526 standard, ensuring its compatibility with other connectors using that standard. No special cleaning or measuring tools are required, enabling easy maintenance in the field, with the FIBERFOX EBC25 system IP68 rated in both mated and unmated states. Its wear-free connectors are capable of up to 10,000 mating cycles without any maintenance. Cables are directly expandable with no couplers required; FIBERFOX’s easy to use bulkhead mounted connectors uniquely convert a standardized LC patch cable into an expanded beam solution.

FIBERFOX X-TREME EBC25 is an especially ‘hardened’ cable assembly variant that additionally offers a cut-proof, rodent resistant double jacket glasses yarn cable construction. Exceptional cable retention is achieved by the use of aramid yarn, and the entire cable design is encased by a black PUR outer jacket; making the cable assembly ideal for use in the harshest outdoor applications, able to withstand far greater environmental impact.

FIBERFOX X-TREME EBC25 cable connectors come pre-assembled, with the finished cable available in standardized lengths, packed either on GT450, HT582 or SK4812 cable reels or air spool.

FIBERFOX EBC25 and FIBERFOX X-TREME EBC25 join NEUTRIK’s rapidly expanding fiber optical connectivity solutions portfolio, comprising the FIBERFOX HMA expanded beam, opticalCON LITE, opticalCON ADVANCED, opticalCON HYBRID MED and opticalCON DRAGONFLY series.

binder Power connectors for the North America market

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Power supply components intended for control cabinets on the North American continent must meet the specifications of the UL 2237 standard. Engineers at binder have designed panel mount parts with K and L coding as part of the M12 series 824 and 823, which comprehensively follow these requirements.

binder, a leading supplier of industrial circular connectors, offers K- and L-coded panel mount parts within its 824/823 product series, which are intended for power applications in the North American market in compliance with the UL 2237 standard. These include 5-pin male and female panel mount parts featuring screw locking that meet the protection degree criteria of IP68. Electrical and plant engineering as well as industrial controls are the main application areas for these M12 components.

UL 2237 – panel mount parts for North America

The use of electromechanical interfaces for voltage and power transmission in control cabinets of the North American applications market requires approvals according to UL 2237. This standard specifies testing guidelines for connectors, cables, cable glands, and fuse elements, such as the Grounding (Bonding) Path Current Test: this procedure stipulates the PE path (protection earth) to withstand a current of 190 A for the wire gauge AWG16 or 300 A in the case of AWG14 for four seconds without interrupting. AC applications also require an abnormal-overload test to be carried out at 1.5 times the rated current – where the PE path fuse must not blow – as well as an additional connection of the PE pin to the component housing.

Panel mount parts featuring K and L coding

According to the DIN EN 61076-2-111 standard, K coding indicates 5-pin M12 connectors for power supply to AC applications such as drives or frequency converters. The rated voltage and current limits are specified at 630 V(AC) and 12 A, respectively. The L coding also refers to a 5-pole mating face but is particularly designed for DC applications up to 63 V(DC) and 16 A. These include, for example, smaller motors or fieldbus devices in the industrial-automation sector.

824 and 823 panel mount parts at a glance

The 5-pin panel mount parts of the binder 824 and 823 series with K coding (pin count 4+PE) and with L coding (pin count 4+FE, functional earth) feature M12 screw locking. The termination types are single wires. Both the K- and L-coded components were designed for wire gauges AWG16 and AWG14. For the AC components with K coding, the requirements of UL 2237 were implemented via a PE connection to the threaded ring. UL 2237 approval is currently being prepared.

The mechanical lifespan of the panel mount parts is rated at >100 mating cycles. The temperature limits are -40/+85 °C (Series 824) and -40/+105 °C (Series 823).

Fields of application:

  • AC and DC power supply of automation components in industrial system and plant engineering
  • Control cabinet integration for the North America market

Features:

  • Locking system: screw
  • Pin count: 5-pin (4+PE, 4+FE)
  • Termination: single wires, THR
  • Wire gauge: AWG16, AWG14
  • Protection degree: IP67, IP68

 

 

 

 

Neutriks latest opticalCON® MTP® systems provide new high speed, higher capacity point-to-point fiber connectivity solutions

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New MTP systems enable 16 and 48 data channels on a single cable, with design improvements simultaneously implemented across the opticalCON ADVANCED series.

The Neutrik Group, Schaan, Liechtenstein; 31 October 2023. NEUTRIK’s opticalCON ADVANCED fiber portfolio has been expanded with the introduction of two MTP® high speed, high capacity connectivity systems; creating a standard solution for point-to-point connections in pro AV and broadcast applications.

The singlemode opticalCON MTP®16, and the multimode opticalCON MTP®48 respectively offer 16 and 48 data channels within a single cable. These systems provide for high-speed, high data capacity, from a high reliability, low maintenance connectivity solution, capable of operating in the most challenging application environments. The additional benefits of rapid deployment and immediate playback, come with up to 24x less cabling requirement and a cost optimization per single fiber / data channel.

The MTP®16 and MTP®48 systems also incorporate several design advances inherent in the NEUTRIK opticalCON DRAGONFLY. These have simultaneously been introduced across the complete opticalCON ADVANCED fiber portfolio, and include a very light-weight, noise preventive, protective cap with the option of colour coding rings. An integrated sealing lip replaces the cap’s previous O-ring, preventing its loss during maintenance. Additionally, the push-pull ring has a new shape that both improves grip and indication of the correct connection, while the ergonomics of the anti-kink boot are improved and the previous opening on the boot is now closed; allowing for even more bending cycles and stability, ultimately providing a longer life-cycle.

Cliff Electronics add USB Variants to Right Angle FeedThrough Connector range

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Cliff RAFT connectors reduce depth required behind panels

USB-2, USB-3.1 and USB-C connectivity options

Cliff Electronics, leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors and test equipment, announce new additions to their Right-Angle FeedThrough (RAFT) connector range. The Cliff RAFT connector range is ideal for connectivity in wall mounted boxes where the depth is not available for rear entry or where cable access is required from the bottom or top. They also reduce the space required for interconnection at the rear of rack panel systems and provide vertical connections for convenient top to bottom wiring.

Leaders in the design and manufacture of FeedThrough connectors, Cliff’s wide range of XLR and DualSLIMS form factor types allows designers to integrate power, audio, video, digital, optical, networking and data feeds into industrial, transport, energy storage, medical diagnostic and treatment equipment, PoE and industrial applications, instrumentation and control connectivity as well as professional equipment for broadcast (studio and mobile), lighting and audio.

Three new RAFT connectors have been introduced: USB-2, USB-3.1 and USB-C. They are available in two widths to assist with product design:

  • Standard width of the popular XLR connector, 26 x 31mm, with a panel cut out diameter of 24mm.
  • The compact DualSLIMS which have dimensions of 19 × 35.5mm and fit in to a narrow 17.15 × 22.86mm panel cutout.

Other RAFT connector options available in both sizes include CAT5e RJ45, CAT6 RJ45 and HDMI.

Nickel or black metal, and black plastic bodies are available for the DualSLIM version with currently plastic only for the XLR cutout types. Mounting options include front or back panel mounting with 2.5mm plain or 3.2mm countersunk holes or M3 and #4-40 UNC threaded versions.

Cliff can supply standard, off the shelf, connecting cables suitable for use with their new USB RAFT connectors which can be used for internal connectivity, simplifying, and speeding up system assembly and facilitating easy repurposing of equipment.

Cliff’s FeedThrough connector range may be mounted on 19” rack panels with up to 16 standard XLR connectors or 20 of the DualSLIMS. Blank and pre-assembled panels are available direct from Cliff.

Nick Leppard, Technical Sales Manager of Cliff Electronics, says” Our right-angle FeedThrough connector range has been highly successful and the increasing adoption of USB for data and power connectivity means our new USB options will be very useful for our customers.”

Cliff’s right-angled FeedThrough connectors and the rest of their wide range of standard and FeedThrough connectors available from Cliff may be found on their website at https://www.cliffuk.co.uk/products/feedthrough/index.htm and are available from major international distributors.

For more information call +44 (0)1737 771375, email end_of_the_skype_highlightingsales@CliffUK.co.uk or visit Cliffuk.co.uk

binder rugged power and signal interface featuring quick locking

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The new Power Bayonet Connector PBC15 from binder is suitable for power supply and signal linking of devices via just one cable. Important features of the compact connector with quick locking include its high power density and easy-to-use design, which is tailored for fast wiring and installation.

PBC15 – Power Bayonet Connector

binder, a leading supplier of industrial circular connectors, presents the Power Bayonet Connector PBC15. Its size corresponds to an M15 thread. Thus, in the field of power supply connectors, the PBC15 bridges the gap between the widely used M12 and M23 designs. The compact, yet robust connector is suitable for power supply particularly to three-phase motors or frequency converters. It features 3 power pins, for example to supply the 3 live phases of a 3-phase motor, 2 additional pins for signal transmission, as well as a Protective Earth (PE) contact.

The PBC15 design is specified within the DIN EN IEC 61076-2-116 standard. The quick-lock ensures simple, fast, and reliable locking by means of a quarter turn. Termination is provided by screw clamps. The PBC15 is initially available from binder as wireable female or male cable connectors, in each case as an unshielded or shieldable variant.

Fields of application

Thanks to the rated values of 630 V and 16 A for the power interface, the circular connector is suitable for the power supply of small to medium-sized drives. With rated values of 63 V and 10 A, the signal pins can be used, for example, to control brakes or to query operating parameters such as temperatures. The shieldable variants of the Power Bayonet Connector are prepared for use in environments exposed to electromagnetic interference. Typical applications are in the fields of intralogistics, factory and process automation, as well as machine engineering.

Design features

The compact design of the PBC15 is a unique feature: on the one hand, it offers very little space for an isolation appropriate to the voltage levels. On the other hand, the high currents require wire gauges of up to 2.5 mm2 and sufficiently large contacts in order to be able to ideally connect the wires. Nevertheless, the engineers at binder succeeded in designing the PBC15 in such a way that convenient assembly by means of the screw clamp terminals is possible.

Another challenge arose with the coupling of the PE pin, which is designed here as the center contact, to the connector housing. The connection was established by means of a spring plate which was pressed together with the PE contact inside the contact body, thus forming a secure connection to the housing.

Philipp Zuber, product manager with binder, says: “With the PBC15, we have succeeded in creating a power-dense and easy-to-use connector that is ideally suited for small and medium-sized 3-phase motors. With the high ampacity of its 3 power contacts and with its 2 signal pins, the connector is extremely versatile in supplying power to automation components and drives. The quick locking as well as the screw clamp termination allow users to easily and quickly wire and install the connector.”

Standardization

Until now, electrical connectivity for small and medium-sized 3-phase drives has often been characterized by products from different manufacturers that have featured different designs for connecting the same motor. Those products are not interchangeable. A committee of various companies, also including binder, developed a standardization proposal to create a uniform interface for this application field. This proposal was published in April 2022 as the official draft standard DIN EN IEC 61076-2-116. The Power Bayonet Connector from binder complies with this design standard, which allows customers to achieve a substantial level of independence from individual suppliers when developing their applications.

Fields of application:

  • Automation technology
  • Intralogistics
  • Machine engineering

Features:

  • Locking system: M15 quick lock
  • Termination: screw clamp
  • Wire gauge: max. 2,5 mm2
  • Cable outlet: 7 to 14 mm
  • Pin count: 5+PE (3 power, 2 signal)
  • Contact plating: silver
  • Rated voltage: 630 V (power), 63 V (signal)
  • Rated current: 16 A (power), 10 A (signal)
  • Protection degree: IP67

binder Harsh-Environment Connector (HEC) Power for outdoors

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Outdoor applications such as agricultural machinery or process plants require highly robust connection technology that can withstand extreme conditions such as submersion and high-pressure cleaning. HECs from binder are also resistant to chemicals, corrosion and UV light. In addition to power supply, in hybrid design, they can also ensure the signal connectivity of machine and plant components.

binder, a leading supplier of industrial circular connectors, presents the 696-series Harsh-Environment Connector (HEC) for outdoor use in extreme weather, dust, humidity, contact with liquids, extreme temperatures, or vibrations. The power connector was engineered for versatile power supply in both the low- and high-voltage segments under particularly harsh conditions. Its compact design supports the supply of equipment or assemblies, such as drive units, in confined spaces. In addition, the bayonet quick-locking mechanism, which can be closed or opened simply by pushing and turning, saves installation time. In hybrid design, power and simultaneous signal coupling is possible in a particularly efficient manner with one single mating.
The HEC’s target applications are plants in process industries, including chemical and non-contact food technology, conveyor systems, and machines in agriculture, construction, or mining and surface mining. To withstand the mechanical, chemical, and climatic impacts typical there, components of the 696 series – cable connectors and square panel mount parts – are also available with protective fittings. Thus, at the connector, the power interface meets the requirements of protection degree IP68 – and IP69K when mated. Thanks to the integrated sealing function, all wires placed in the protective fitting are protected according to IP67.

Background: protection degree as a measure of strength
According to the DIN EN 60529 and ISO 20653 standards, so-called IP codes (International Protection) indicate the resistance of connectors to environmental influences, which include in particular contact and the ingress of foreign particles and water. The protection degree of a connector is specified in terms of these IP codes, with the first digit referring to the ingress of solid particles such as dust and the second defining the protection degree against humidity and water.

The IP67 protection degree, as for the wires in the HEC’s protective fitting, represents protection against temporary submersion. IP69K indicates that the power connector itself is protected against exposure to water under high pressure. It is important to know that the protection degrees specified in connector data sheets generally apply only when the connector is mated.

Extraordinarily resilient
The 5- to 12-pin connectors are designed for rated voltages from 60 to 600 V and rated currents from 3 to 32 A. They work reliably at operating temperatures from -40 to +100 °C, are UV-, oil- and fuel-resistant as well as vibration-proof thanks to crimp connection. This non-detachable, solderless mechanical connection technology ensures a particularly tight fit of the wire to the terminating part of the contact.
Cable parts measure 36 mm in diameter, panel mount parts 40 mm x 40 mm. The 696-series components are both VDE-approved and UL-approved. Their mechanical strength is clearly reflected in the lifespan of the connectors, which reaches more than 1000 mating cycles in cases of the 5- and 8-pin connectors, and more than 500 mating cycles with the 12-pin parts.

Fields of application:

  • Agricultural and construction machinery
  • Mining and surface mining
  • Chemical and process engineering
  • Conveyor technology

 

Features:

  • Locking system: bayonet
  • Termination: crimp
  • Pin count: 5, 8, and 12
  • Rated voltage: 50 to 600 V
  • Rated current: 3 to 32 A
  • Protection degree: IP68/IP69K
  • Mating cycles: >1000 (5-, 8-pin), >500 (12-pin)
  • Special features: protective fitting, female panel mount connector with hinged cover

ODU Connectors Ergonomic Connector Handling with ODU-MAC® spindle locking

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Sometimes, a good technical solution does not provide the best connector and

this particularly applies with modular rectangular connectors.

Whilst quick and secure locking is essential, the usual lever-locking mechanism employed is clumsy. Fortunately, there is an alternative to hand.

ODU-MAC® spindle locking offers particularly easy ergonomic handling. With minimal effort, connection is by means of a simple rotary movement.

This intuitive secure locking is available in a variety of plastic and metal housings for both the ODU-MAC® Blue-Line and White-Line series.

 

Spindle locking not only works better, but looks better, helping to maintain the overall appearance and style of your equipment.

You get a long-lasting solution for at least 10.000 locking cycles and, to further extend the service life, the spindle can be replaced in a few simple steps.

Of course, If several identical connectors are used, optional coding is available.

Also, when several connectors are required, such as in a control cabinet, then there is the bonus advantage of a reduced space-envelope, as there is less room needed around the connector for lever-locking.

 

Ergonomic, intuitive, good-looking and space-saving – all of which make the

ODU-MAC® the best possible rectangular connector for your equipment design.

Learn more about modular connector spindle locking with our video

 

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ODU Connectors Beyond 38999 – high performance military connector with 3 locking modes

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ODU AMC® SERIES T – Connectors designed for military and security applications, offering three compatible plug locking options: Push-Pull, Break-Away and Thread-Lock – all fitting to a common bulkhead or receptacle across the equipment.

■   Push-pull plug reliably locks into the device with a ball-lock system.

■   Break-Away (or Snatch) plug is designed to release the connection with manual pull-force exerted, allowing quick and easy disconnection in critical situations.

■   Thread-Lock screw locking is particularly suitable for applications that have to deal with extremely strong vibrations.

The ODU AMC® Series T is designed to allow emergency personnel to quickly and easily clean the connectors and replace interfaces, even in the field under extreme conditions and stress, with mechanical and colour-coding preventing mis-mating.

Different transmission variants can be individually configured, even in the smallest installation space. The robust housings are waterproof up to IP6K9K being submersible to 20m for a duration of up to 2 hours.

The ODU AMC® Series T meets the requirements of MIL-STD-38999 and offers additional advantages, being certified to MIL-STD-1472 and MIL-STD-810, withstanding temperature extremes from -65° to +175° C and severe vibration.

Standard 38999 crimps and back-shells are suitable for use with this connector.

Robust under high loads and extreme temperatures, resistant to dust, water and vibration, ODU’s connector systems are optimized for demanding applications and transmission reliability even in the most technically challenging environments.

Find out more in our video at https://vimeo.com/831504050

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New 8K HDMI FeedThrough Connectors available from Cliff Electronics

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Female to female FeedThrough HDMI connectors

XLR and DualSLIMS versions

Front and rear mounting options

Cliff Electronics leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors and test equipment, have increased their market leading FeedThrough connector range with two new models providing 8K HDMI connectivity. Designed and manufactured in the UK the new connectors support the HDMI 2.1 format with a resolution of 7680 x 4320 and support HDR (High Dynamic Range) signals.

8K HDMI cables are widely used for transmitting video and audio signals from source to display for commercial AV, industrial and specialty uses – for example projectors, video conference systems, HDTV, monitors and more.

The female-to-female 8K HDMI FeedThrough connectors are available in two formats:

  • Industry Standard XLR form factor 24mm mounting hole, black plastic frame with 2.5mm countersunk or plain hole for front or rear mounting.
  • Compact “SLIMS” version for high density connector panels, with a 9 x 35.5mm frame and with a 17.15 × 22.86mm panel cut out. Customers can specify rugged front and rear (DUALSLIMS) mounting metal frames finished in natural nickel metal or black, or a front or rear mounting black plastic framed version. Both types are available with plain or countersunk fixing holes.

Cliff’s DualSLIMS FeedThrough connector range offers a more compact alternative to their very popular 26mm wide XLR form factor version. At just 19mm wide, up to 20 connectors can be mounted in a 1U, 19” rack panel, rather than just 16 of the XLR design. All FeedThrough connectors from Cliff can be ordered pre-assembled on rack panels to simplify and speed up system assembly. Other DualSLIMS FeedThrough versions available include widely used data connector types such as RJ45 and USB 2 and 3.

Nick Leppard, Technical Sales at Cliff Electronics, says” 8K HDMI cables are bringing to be specified in infrastructure applications for broadcast and video transmission. The narrow form factor of Cliff’s DualSLIMS range is widely used by audio, broadcast, data and communications systems manufacturers in the USA and becoming more popular in the UK and rest of Europe for both increasing panel density and for products being exported to North America.”

Key features include:

  • No soldering or punch termination.
  • Use standard connecting cable for each connector style.
  • Low rear profile.
  • Insert ABS UL94 HB.
  • Shell gold plated.
  • Contact gold Plated.

Electrical specifications:

  • Shielded HDMI 2.1 F-F.
  • Voltage Rating: 40V ac.
  • Current Rating: 0.5A max.
  • Contact Resistance: 10m max Ω.
  • Insulation Resistance 100MΩ min.
  • Dielectric withstand voltage 500V AC.
  • Operating temperature range 125 to +85⁰C.

Cliff’s FeedThrough connectors allow standard, off the shelf, connecting cables to be used for internal connectivity, simplifying and speeding up system assembly and facilitating easy repurposing of equipment.

Leaders in the design and manufacture of FeedThrough connectors, Cliff’s wide range of XLR and DualSLIMS form factor types allows designers to integrate audio, video, digital, optical, networking and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast (studio and mobile), lighting, audio, medical diagnostic and treatment equipment, PoE, infrastructure and industrial applications, instrumentation and control connectivity.

The most popular connectors in Cliff’s FeedThrough range are CAT 5e RJ45, CAT 5e Shielded RJ45, CAT 6 RJ45, CAT 6 Shielded RJ45, HDMI Female – Female, USB 3.0 A-A, USB 2.0 B-A and USB 2.0 A-A. All widely used in data and audio-visual applications.

Cliff Electronics can supply jack sockets, DC power connectors, terminal binding posts, test connectors and leads, optical jacks and leads and waterproof connectors.

The full range of products available from Cliff may be found on their website https://www.cliffuk.co.uk/

binder 707 series: M5 angled panel mount connectors

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Small in size, great in potential


Compact, robust signal interfaces offering the greatest possible flexibility are particularly demanded in markets with pronounced miniaturization. M5 angled panel mount parts from binder support designers in space-critical applications in automation, robotics, metrology, and controls.

binder, a leading supplier of industrial circular connectors, presents compact angled panel mount parts in M5 size. The 3- or 4-pin connectors of the 707 series are equipped with dip solder contacts for PCB mounting, and screw locking ensures reliability of the connection. Mated and locked, the interface complies with protection degree IP68.

 

Drones, cobots, metrology systems

Within the expanding markets for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and collaborative robots, as well as for machine vision cameras and linear encoders, the need for compact interfaces for signal transmission is continuously growing. In these and related areas of application, highly specialized and individually tailored systems are being engineered on the one hand. On the other, maximum reliability is a core aspect of engineering here. Customer demands upon the electromechanical interconnects therefore primarily address flexibility and robustness in use, as well as consistently high component quality. Here, the particularly space-saving M5 design with screw locking provides an extremely reliable connectivity solution. Within the binder 707 series, the components are now also available as angled panel mount variants.

 

Special design features

The M5 angled panel mount parts are equipped with slightly splayed positioning pins. Hardly visible to the naked eye, these ensure the best possible protection against twisting on the PCB even before the contacts are soldered. Another advantage is the deeper O-ring that seals the interface against the housing. When the panel mount parts are connected, the O-ring is pressed against the housing as far as the stop, thus optimizing the sealing effect. Destruction of the seal by overtightening is basically impossible. The M5 angled panel mount parts measure only 7.5 mm in width. This is significantly less than the usual dimensions for connectors, which facilitates use in confined spaces.

Guido Werner, product manager at binder for a decade, is convinced by the potential of the small circular connector design: “We have already registered numerous attempts by Asian manufacturers to replicate these connectors. However, apart from the benefit of lower costs, our customers realize once and again in practical use that ‘Made in Germany’ still plays in a different league.” Some customers, Werner reports, have had their experience, but have returned and are now convinced not to compromise on quality and reliability – even for a small connector.

 

Key figures at a glance

The 707 series angled flange connectors from binder are rated to 60 V and 1 A and withstand impulse voltages of up to 1.5 kV. The brass contacts are plated in gold. Both the housing and the screw locking threaded ring are made of brass; the contact body is made of Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP). In accordance to the IP68 protection degree, the interface is protected against dust and permanent immersion (1.8 bar for 24 hours) in water. Designed for operating temperatures of between -25 °C and +85 °C, it achieves a mechanical lifespan of more than 100 mating cycles.

About binder
binder, headquartered in Neckarsulm, Germany, is a family-owned company characterized by traditional values and one of the leading specialists for circular connectors. Since 1960, binder has been synonymous with the highest quality. The company works with more than 60 sales partners on six continents and employs around 2,000 people worldwide.

The binder group includes the binder headquarters, 16 affiliated companies, two system service providers as well as an innovation and technology center. In addition to Germany, the binder sites are located in Austria, China, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA.


Fields of application:

  • Automation technology
  • Metrology and controls
  • Sensor technology
  • Machine vision
  • Robotics

Features:

  • Size: M5,
  • Locking system: screw
  • Termination: dip solder
  • Pin count: 3-pin, 4-pin
  • Protection degree: IP68 (mated and locked)
  • Mating cycles: >100

Harting Han® ORV3: sustainable connectivity for IT infrastructure

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The global demand for digitalisation infrastructure is growing rapidly. Businesses and consumers have increased their reliance on remote computing, apps, and the Internet of Things (IoT) at a remarkable speed and society has become significantly more dependent on tasks which require data centres. As data centres now form the backbone to everyday operations, it’s essential that their IT infrastructure works efficiently and any system failures are repaired quickly.

Open Compute Project (OCP)

The Open Compute Project (OCP) focuses on redesigning hardware for IT infrastructures. The goal of the working group is to make data centres more efficient, more flexible, and more quickly scalable. The project is based on an open exchange of ideas, specifications, and other intellectual property to push innovation to its limits and reduce the complexity of technical components.

In a data centre, rack Power Distribution Units (rPDUs) provide power to IT equipment. One OCP initiative is focusing on the standardisation of these racks and their easy integration into the infrastructure of data centres. Joint specifications for ‘power shelf’ input connectors represent an important step. As part of standardisation, HARTING has invested significant know-how in the specification of the ‘ORV3 OCP Input Power Connector’.

Improving scalability, lowering total cost of ownership (TCO)

With the Han® ORV3, HARTING for the first time offers an OCP-compliant AC connector, which is also available as complete power shelf v3 rack cable assemblies. Shallower rack systems enable a more compact design for the entire infrastructure, meaning data centres can significantly increase their productivity within a given footprint. As a result, HARTING’s solution supports the Open Compute Project’s goal of optimising efficiency in the construction and scaling of data centres.

The Han® ORV3 for rack systems strikes a balance between standardisation requirements and the goal of achieving maximum flexibility in the configuration of cable assemblies for different current and voltage levels. Thanks to the open standard, the Han® ORV3 reduces complexity as it consists of only a few part numbers, enabling high availability and, in cases of rack unit failures, low average repair times. Total cost of ownership (TCO) is also reduced.

The advantages of Han® ORV3:

  • Uses up to 50% less installation space in comparison with traditional rack system solutions
  • Fast scalability of data centres through the modularisation of rack systems
  • Easy servicing for the large numbers of components used in data centres
  • Reduction in complexity by minimising part numbers (SKUs) thanks to OCP conformity (Open Source System)
  • Fast configuration for different current and voltage requirements
  • Safe installation thanks to electric shock-protected contacts
  • Increased flexibility during installation because of different termination technologies: PCB and Crimp
  • Available as a pre-assembled cabling solution for power distribution from one single source

ODU Connectors State-of-the-art technologies for automotive testing

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Targets from the Paris Climate Agreement require the world’s industrialized countries to massively reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Now, most vehicle manufacturers throughout the world have introduced zero-emission electric vehicles, in order to meet various government mandates.

The consequent rapid development of ever more advanced electric vehicles requires increasingly sophisticated testing procedures.

Modern vehicles have a multitude of sensors and electronic systems that interact with each other and require precise tuning. In order to meet the challenges, the use of state-of-the-art simulation and test systems in the automotive testing sector requires vibration and shock resistance in addition to high contact reliability.

From compact circular connectors to flexible modular connectors and mass interconnect solutions, the ODU product portfolio offers every connector variant required for this rigorous application – see brochure.

Also, if preferred, customers can receive the complete system solution from a single source with a dedicated point-of-contact project manager.

ODU can provide answers to all your technical concerns, such as:

■ Which connectors provide absolutely reliable results for end-of-line testing?

■ Are there customizable interfaces for hardware-in-the-loop simulations?

■ Can high voltage and current be transmitted with uncompromising user safety?

■ What should be considered for in-vehicle test equipment?

Latest – ODU has published a new downloadable white paper entitled

‘Contact Technologies for EV Charging Applications’.

ODU-UK Ltd    tel: 0330 002 0640

sales@odu-uk.co.uk           https://odu-connectors.com/uk/

Neutrik Group extends CONTRIK Active power distribution range with ‘XO’ designated products for all-weather application environments

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The Neutrik Group, Schaan, Liechtenstein; 27 June 2023. The Neutrik Group has introduced a range of products, from its CONTRIK brand of portable power distribution systems, especially designed for deployment in harsh all-weather application environments.

The range of Xtreme Outdoor (XO) / Active designated products includes Power Container, Power Rack and Power Turtle systems. Designed and precision manufactured, using high quality electrical and electronic components, in the EU, they are intended for mobile entertainment production applications, including video walls, stage lighting and audio installations. The XO designation denotes the extensive environmental protection features, additional to CONTRIK’s usual certification standards, guaranteeing high levels of mechanical (IK) and environmental (IP) protection. These include enhanced protective housings and self-closing caps. Protection up to the IP65 level against particulate and liquid ingression, with CEE / cPot in mated condition. The ‘Active’ label refers to the products featuring active components like circuit breakers.

Power Container Xtreme provides a rugged, reliable and especially powerful distribution solution, ideally suited to the most demanding applications such as video walls. The housing concept is exceptionally well adapted to handling and transportation with integrated handles and connector protection and the ability to easily stack multiple units. Along with NEUTRIK powerCON TRUE1 OUTs, Harting E16 multi-pin OUTs drastically reduce cabling volumes and effort. Onboard power metering and cPot grounding are featured, while separate protection with RCBO circuit breakers on each OUT channel protect against overload, short-circuit and electric shock.

Power Rack Xtreme is a powerful and highly reliable distribution solution ideally suited to integration in outboard electronics and amplifier racks. Circuit protection is provided by individual miniature circuit breaker (MCB)s on each OUT. Variants provide alternative Shuko and powerCON TRUE1 OUT configurations.

Power Turtle Xtreme is an ingenious ultra-compact, lightweight, ultra rugged solution for rapid, mobile applications; including the quick and easy extension of larger power networks. Despite its reduced form factor, a CEE32A connector facilitates high capacity power input and daisy chaining. Separate MCBs provide protection on each of 6x powerCON TRUE1 OUTs. The units are fully lockable and stackable with various versatile mounting options.Employing automated precision manufacturing processes within the EU, together with high-quality components and materials, CONTRIK systems offer unsurpassed levels of quality, safety and reliability, and provide for reductions in cabling costs, complexity and man-hours. CONTRIK’s state-of-the-art multicore solutions further reduce complexity and cable volumes for demanding mobile and outdoor applications; these include pre-assembled multicore cables, Power Containers and Power Racks with multicore outputs, and highly protected multicore Turtles for distribution and daisy chaining.

Carefully designed housing concepts ensure high levels of protection, and ease of handling and transportation. Extensive testing for mechanical (IK) and environmental (IP) protection ensures these systems are designed, constructed and designated to operate fully reliably in ‘Xtreme Outdoor’ conditions. Like all other CONTRIK power distribution systems the XO models feature CONTRIK’s exclusive Easylen® housing material, uniquely providing high levels of flame retardancy, temperature resistance, UV protection, corrosion insensitivity, non-conductivity, and protection from mechanical impact (up to IK 10+).

 

 

 

 

About CONTRIK:

CONTRIK is a brand of the Neutrik Group and a provider of professional power distribution systems, equipotential bonding systems and premium power cables; designed, engineered, and manufactured in Europe. CONTRIK offers outstanding products; developing innovative and sustainable systems with safety, in all situations, the top priority. CONTRIK products are extremely robust, incomparably reliable, and last a lifetime. Used extensively throughout professional AV and lighting event land touring, and broadcast and film location production sectors, CONTRIK systems also meet the most rigorous requirements in construction and wider industrial engineering applications; wherever power distribution needs to be mobile, robust and fully reliable.

www.contrik.com

NEUTRIK silentPLUG: new and improved

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The Neutrik Group, Schaan, Liechtenstein; 21 June 2023. NEUTRIK is launching a redesigned, new form-factored, improved and upgraded version of its patent-pending silentPLUG instrument ¼ inch jack plug. The new design replaces the previous model and offers performance, ergonomic and aesthetic improvements over the original iteration of this product.

 

 

The silentPLUG automatically mutes (shorts) an instrument (guitar) cable to avoid pops and squeals when changing the instrument (guitar) under load. The integrated (patent pending) silent switch is based on REED-technology and guarantees a lifetime beyond 1,000 mating cycles.

The new version – designated NP2XX-SILENT – features a new two compound housing, with a new rugged metal shell enhanced with a rubberized overlay for improved shock protection and a better haptic experience when handling. Hermetically sealed switching contacts 
ensure a longer functioning lifespan for the connector.

 

NEUTRIK uprates its speakON range of audio connectors

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New features improve operational protections and ease of assembly

 

 

 

 

The Neutrik Group, Schaan, Liechtenstein; 14 June 2023. NEUTRIK has expanded its speakON range with upgrades to its 2-pole and 4-pole audio cable connector portfolio in the form of the new NL2FXX and NL4FXX. These new models affirm NEUTRIK’s continuing commitment to the highest quality standards of engineering and performance, and meeting the latest international standards and safety regulations. Thus making it easy for our customers to design-in our products to support a trouble-free certification process.

New features of the NL2FXX and NL4FXX include a locking bushing that protects against unintended opening – uniquely providing locking bushing and strain relief for cable diameters of 6 mm to 12 mm
 in the S variant connectors, and 10 to 16 mm
 in the L variant connector
 – and a unique two compound housing to improve the handling in daily operation.

The new connectors are easier to assemble, as the strain relief chuck mechanically snaps to the insert and aligns with the housing; allowing for faster, smoother assembly of the connector.

Other superior features include:

  • Up to 37 A rms current rating
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  • IEC 61984, UL 1977 and CSA C22.2 No.182.3 certification; ensuring component acceptance for cable assemblies and equipment in compliance with various AV and IT international safety standards, such as IEC/UL 62368-1.
  • Superior quality NEUTRIK manufacturing, robust construction and reliability.
  • Simple and reliable twist locking system
.Improved kink protection with two-component bushing.

binder launch angled variants of the 720/770 series

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Designed for tight installation spaces


Plastic angled connectors with snap-in locking are sensitive to faulty handling and thus challenging in design terms. For the 720 miniature series, binder has developed a safe and robust field-attachable angled version addressing applications with restricted installation conditions. An angled solution is now also available for the miniature NCC 770 series – featuring variable direction of the cable outlet.

binder, a leading supplier of industrial circular connectors, has complemented its 720 and 770 product series by field-attachable angled variants. Such compact angled connectors are used in device, building, and plant engineering: Particularly where secure electrical connections need to be established in confined spaces, the angled versions of the 720/770 series with snap-in or bayonet locking provide a reliable and space-saving alternative to the straight versions.

Background: operational safety as a design priority
In the case of the 720 snap-in series connectors, the electrical connection is fixed mechanically by snap hooks engaging in an appropriate slot, thus locking the interface. However, this type of locking is susceptible to incorrect handling: If the connector is pulled off at an angle to its axis rather than axially, this can destroy the plastic snap hooks, depending on the amount and direction of the pulling force. In order to prevent this application fault, the product developers at binder have inserted a threaded ring between the contact body and the angled housing. Even when force is applied at an angle to the connector axis, the snap hooks are thus protected against damage and the connectors can withstand loads far in excess of the standard requirements.

By means of the additional threaded ring, two further design requirements could be met:

  • The concept enables binder to also offer the 770 series as an angle variant using many identical parts.
  • The contact body can be rotated in steps of 90° allowing the user for choosing the direction of cable outlet.

Cable routing is problematic for housings angled at 90° in general. As known from other product series, bending the cable by 90° is often difficult. Therefore, an angle of 100° was chosen for the new housings, which considerably simplifies cable assembly.

The angled connectors in detail
The new angled versions of the 720 snap-in series are used for example in lighting technology installations, greenhouse heating systems, and e-bikes. The series is specified for rated voltages from 60 V to 250 V, and currents from 2 A to 7 A. For the 3- to 12-pin interfaces, cable termination is achieved by soldering. They comply with protection degree IP67 (mated) and can withstand more than 500 mating cycles.

NCC (Not Connected Closed) angled connectors of the 770 series with bayonet locking are used, for instance, in compact handheld control panels, in medical homecare devices, and in laboratory metering instruments that have to be installed in a particularly space-saving manner – for example, in the immediate vicinity of a wall. The 8-pin interfaces are also equipped with solder terminals; rated voltage and current are 175 V and 2 A, respectively. In addition to IP67 when mated, the female panel mount connectors also achieve IP67 protection when unmated thanks to binder’s NCC technology. The connectors withstand more than 5,000 mating cycles.

In addition to black, the connectors of both the 720 and 770 series are available in red, green and blue colors as well as in white (RAL 9002), which is typical for medical applications.

Fields of application:

  • Lighting and heating technology, e-mobility (720 series)
  • Mobile and laboratory instrumentation, medical technology, laboratory metrology (770 series)

Features:

  • Locking system: snap-in (720 series), bayonet (770 series)
  • Termination: solder
  • Pin count: 3-pin to 12-pin (720 series), 8-pin (770 series)
  • Rated voltage: 60 V to 250 V (720 series), 175 V (770 series)
  • Colored versions
  • Variable cable outlet
  • Protection degree: IP67 (connected)
  • Mating cycles: > 500 (720 series), > 5,000 (770 series)

Hartings new Han® solution for easier field termination

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HARTING’s Connectivity+ solutions are an important element in energy transformation. Alongside the need to work sustainability, HARTING is responding to additional challenges from its customers. The shortage of specialists and skills can be countered by making the installation of electrical equipment as simple and safe as possible. HARTING is expanding the greatest variety of connection technologies on the market to include its new Han® Push-In technology, which requires no tools at all. As a result, assembly times in the field are reduced by up to 30%.

Fast on-site termination

Depending on requirements, an intelligent combination of different connection technologies delivers the best results. Han® Push-In now further extends this portfolio.

The new technology simplifies the handling of components during maintenance work in environments with limited room for manoeuvre, such as in wind turbines. It is particularly well suited to applications where a high degree of flexibility is required, such as when changing tools on machines. Thanks to Han® Push-In, this can be done simply, quickly and without the need for tools.

The connection technology behind the Han® Push-In protected modules DD/E/EE/C/CC represents a refinement cage clamp springs which are particularly well suited to field termination due to their speed and ease of use. With push-in technology, the stranded wire for the connection can be inserted directly into the contact chambers. An internal clamp spring ensures a high-strength contact. If ferrules are used, the connection can be established without tools. In the case of stripped stranded wires, all you need for installation is a screwdriver.

Advantages of Han® Push-In:

  • Up to 30% less assembly time with direct insertion of the conductor into the contact chamber
  • Easy handling due to tool-less termination
  • Cost savings compared to alternative termination technologies
  • Maximum flexibility: termination can be made for ferrules, stranded wires and solid conductors
  • Plug compatibility with identical products with other termination technologies
  • Safe installation thanks to electric shock-protected contacts
  • Increased flexibility during installation because of different termination technologies: PCB and Crimp

NEUTRIK introduces latest-standards compliant powerCON cable connectors

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Ryde, Isle of Wight, 4 May 2023. NEUTRIK has introduced the new powerCON XX series of single-phase (3 conductor) lockable, rugged power connectors with Circuit Breaking Capability, certified to comply with the latest relevant worldwide device safety regulations for mains supply connectors.

powerCON XX further extends NEUTRIK’s unique position as the only supplier of fully 60320-1 compliant indoor and outdoor power connectors covering the range of 6 to 16mm cable O.D. and wire gauges of AWG12 to AWG16, respectively 2.5mm2 to 1.5mm2; with variants NAC3FXXA/B-W-S supporting cables of 6 to 12mm, and NAC3FXXA/B-W-L supporting 10 to 16mm diameter cables.

The connectors blue power-in and grey power-out colour coding is coupled with discrete power-in and power-out keying to prevent the intermating of power cables. The simple, reliable twist locking system works together with NEUTRIK’s unique locking bushing and strain relief features to provide an exceptionally robust interconnect; wherein dual component bushing additionally improves cable kink protection.

Together with NEUTRIK’s general standards of high quality, robust and reliable construction, these features provide for an exceptionally rugged connector component, with an ergonomic design that features a slip-proof two-compound molded housing that is easy to assemble, with the strain relief mechanically locking with the insert to align with the housing.

powerCON XX connectors are fully compliant with latest device standards, such as IEC62368-1, IEC60799 or UL817, in the EU, UK, US and Canada, and meet relevant global safety regulations for mains power connectors in accordance with IEC/EN/UL/CSA 60320-1, relating to true breaking CBC functionality. Certification to IEC/EN/UL/CSA 60320-1 assures powerCON XX as components for cord sets according to IEC 60799 and UL817 (when used in combination with NEUTRIK NAC3MPXXA and NAC3MPXXB receptacles), as well as for other equipment according to IEC 62368-1.

Commenting on the introduction of the new powerCON XX series connectors, Neutrik Head of Marketing Communication
, Stefan Frick says, “With the launch of powerCON XX series, NEUTRIK underpins it’s status as the leading connector manufacturer in the entertainment industry, being the first and only manufacturer offering fully IEC/UL60320-1 certified mains power connector products.”

www.neutrik.com

 

binder Plug&Play portfolio of ready-to-connect connectors

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Customized connectivity for mobile machines

Mobile machinery in agriculture and construction challenges automation specialists. Proven technologies such as Deutsch DT or AMP Superseal meet state-of-the-art automation components here. The Plug&Play portfolio offered by binder provides individual connectivity solutions with robust, ready-to-connect and, as required, pre-assembled connectors.C


binder, a leading supplier of industrial circular connectors, offers ready-to-connect connector solutions for the Deutsch DT, AMP Superseal and AMP CPC model series – in combination with connectors from the binder portfolio – as part of its Plug&Play product selection. Connectors pre-assembled with cables are also available if required. In addition, cable switches with wiring options particularly tailored to different applications enable connector systems of different designs to be combined flexibly with one another. In this way, customized connectivity solutions can be created for use in mobile machines. On the user side, these reduce the cabling effort and ensure tamper-proofness.

The challenge: Integrating the well-established with the new
With their increasing degree of automation, agricultural and construction machinery is becoming a more and more important field of application for advanced sensors and actuators. In addition to inclination, position, or level detection, typical applications include actuators or valve controls. Furthermore, displays, lighting, operating devices, and diagnostics modules have to be connected within the mobile machines. From tractors and their attachments to combine harvesters and crop choppers to excavators, cranes, or dump trucks, the safe and fast connection of all these automation components is becoming immensely important.

Connector types such as the Deutsch DT, and the Superseal and CPC series from the manufacturer AMP have become established in such applications. The ISOBUS according to ISO 11783, which is standardized worldwide in agricultural technology, also defines certain interfaces here. Consequently, integrating advanced sensor/actuator technology with the industry-proven connection technologies is a key challenge for machine engineers.

In order to ease this task for system integrators, binder offers both Deutsch-DT, and AMP Superseal and CPC connectors as part of its Plug&Play portfolio, in addition to its own series. This provides the user with the ability to combine a wide variety of connector types as needed. For use in agricultural and construction machinery, the products meet IP67 protection degree requirements when mated. They are equipped with a process-safe cable overmold to relieve the wires from tension forces. Featuring cables suitable for power track chains, the connectors are perfect for use on moving assemblies.

The demand for individual solutions, tailored to the respective field of application, is very high in this market. The Plug&Play portfolio provided by binder supports this individualization by allowing various connector systems – in overmolded form – to be combined to create customized solutions. This already applies to quantities as low as 1. Since splitter cables are often in demand in addition to simple patch cables, the range also includes cable switches with a wide variety of wiring options.

Flexible Plug&Play solutions
The binder Plug&Play portfolio offers the possibility to realize overmolded Y distributions with ratios of 1:2, 1:4, 1:6 and 2:6. Users are free to choose the connector types. The variability of connection provides them with a wide range of options. The maximum possible pin counts vary, depending on the distribution ratio, between 8 and 18. Cable diameters range from 3.5 mm to 10 mm, and the largest possible wire gauge is either 0.5 mm² (1:2) or 1 mm².

About binder
binder, headquartered in Neckarsulm, Germany, is a family-owned company characterized by traditional values and one of the leading specialists for circular connectors. Since 1960, binder has been synonymous with the highest quality. The company works with more than 60 sales partners on six continents and employs around 2,000 people worldwide.

The binder group includes the binder headquarters, 16 affiliated companies, two system service providers as well as an innovation and technology center. In addition to Germany, the binder sites are located in Austria, China, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA.

The Plug&Play portfolio offered by binder facilitates the flexible combination of advanced sensor and actuator technology with the connection technologies established in mobile machines. 
Fields of application:

  • Mobile agricultural and construction machinery

Features:

  • Models: AMP Superseal, AMP CPC, German DT
  • Ready-to-connect and, if required, pre-assembled
  • Customizable in overmolded versions
  • Cables suitable for power track chains
  • Pin count: 2-pin to 6-pin (Superseal), 4-pin to 37-pin (CPC), 2-pin to 18-pin (DT)
  • Rated voltage: 24 V (Superseal), 250 V (CPC, DT)
  • Protection degree: IP67

Neutrik Group exhibits expanding product portfolio at prolight + sound

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New products and new brands from the Neutrik Group in hall 12.1; booth #D86

The Neutrik Group, Schaan, Liechtenstein; 24 April 2023. A raft of new products are being shown by the Neutrik Group’s NEUTRIK®, REAN® and CONTRIK® brands at Prolight+Sound this year. These include new and extended product ranges from the group’s latest brands, as well as continuing expansion of some of its most recognizable product lines, incorporating a breadth of applications for power, audio, video, lighting and data.

Among advanced power solutions being featured on the booth are the new grey / blue colour coded NEUTRIK powerCON XXA / XXB lockable, rugged power connectors. With discrete power-in and power-out keying, and an new ergonomic design, featuring an easy to assemble slip-proof two-compound molded housing (with the strain relief mechanically locking with the insert to align with the housing), they are certified as complying with the latest relevant worldwide device safety regulations for mains supply connectors: particularly IEC/EN/UL/CSA 60320-1, relating to true breaking Circuit Breaking Capability (CBC) functionality.

REAN is expanding its ranges of power XLR and Ethernet connectors, introducing heavy-duty ‘outdoor’ variants, primarily focused on LED display and lighting applications The lockable, ruggedized X Series power connectors have CBC functionality, and are UL 94V-0 and IP65 rated for high levels of fire retardancy and environment resistant protection. The latest XLR and Z Series RJ45 / Ethernet connectors feature REAN’s new Air-tightness protection, in addition to IP65 rating.

CONTRIK offers a range of professional portable power distribution systems for entertainment, event, touring and mobile production applications; specifically for video walls, stage lighting and audio installations. CONTRIK is debuting its range of ‘Active’ power distribution products at PL+S, including Containers, Racks, Turtles and Strips. These feature highly durability, rugged protective construction and a range of advanced circuit protection features, including full CDC functionality and CEE32A high power capacity input and daisy chaining. CONTRIK products feature high levels of mechanical (IK) and environmental (IP) protection, with CONTRIK’s exclusive Easylen® housing material uniquely providing high levels of flame retardancy, temperature resistance, UV protection, corrosion insensitivity, non-conductivity, and protection from mechanical impact (up to IK 10+).

image link NEUTRIK speakON NL2FXX / NL4FXX

NEUTRIK’s new speakON NLFXX series audio connectors expand the range with the NL2FXX and NL4FXX 2-pole and 4-pole cable connectors. The new connectors feature a locking boot to protect against unintended opening, together with a unique two-compound housing to improve handling in daily operation. The new connectors are easier and smoother to assemble, as the strain relief chuck snaps to the insert.

NEUTRIK is also launching a redesigned, new form factor version of its patent-pending silentPLUG instrument ¼ inch jack plug. silentPLUG automatically mutes (shorts) an instrument (guitar) cable to avoid pops and squeals when changing the instrument (guitar) under load. The integrated (patent pending) silent switch is based on REED-technology and guarantees a lifetime beyond 1,000 mating cycles. The new version features a new two compound housing, with a rugged metal shell enhanced with a rubber cushion overlay for improved shock protection and better handling.

image link opticalCON MTP®16 / MTP®48

The NEUTRIK opticalCON® ADVANCED fiber portfolio is also expanded with the introduction of two new MTP® high speed, high capacity connectivity systems; creating a standard solution for point-to-point connections in pro AV and broadcast applications. The singlemode opticalCON MTP®16, and the multimode MTP®48 respectively offer 16 and 48 data channels in a single cable. These systems provide cost optimization per single fiber / data channel. The high data capacity is coupled with high reliability, rapid setup and immediate playback while operating in the most challenging applications, in the harshest environmental conditions.

Also to be seen at PL+S are the latest NEUTRIK FIBERFOX HMA fiber optic connector systems: bringing multimode fiber connectivity alive without the need to handle pigtailed bulkheads. Uniquely converting a standardized LC patch cable into an expanded beam solution, FIBERFOX allows for onsite maintenance and repair, with replacement chassis to board connections clipped in place with simple manual connection of common LC patch cords. Systems provide for highly significant savings in time and complexity together with robust performance and high reliability.

Cliff Electronics introduce RAMP – Right Angle Multi-Position – XLR Connectors to connectivity product range

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Cliff Electronics leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors and test equipment, announce the introduction of the new RAMP – Right Angle Multi-Position  – version of industry standard XLR Connectors to their connectivity product range. Key applications include audio, broadcast, control and instrumentation systems for studios, concert venues, public buildings, schools and offices as well as laboratories and industrial installations.

Manufactured in durable metal the right-angled cable mounted RAMP XLR connectors are available in male with 3, 4 or 5 poles and female 3 and 5 pole versions. The slim design allows for mounting a number of connectors in confined conditions such as compact control panels and wall boxes. RAMP connectors are rated at <50V with current loads of 15A for 3 pin, 10A for 4 pin and 7.5A for 5 pin versions.

The new RAMP XLR connector range can accommodate cable diameters from 3.5 to 8mm. Each connector is supplied with a black rear boot which provides strain relief. Nine other colour options (white, grey, green, yellow, red, blue, brown and orange) allow for panel coding and cable identification that saves users time during installation – now all those XLR leads don’t look the same!

RAMP XLR right-angle connectors can be mounted in the conventional down facing position or at 8 other positions/angles to allow for easier, tangle free, cable drops on the same panel.

The positions and colours may be selected on site during commissioning to reduce part numbers, inventory and ordering MOQs. Coloured boot/strain reliefs are available in single colour packs or convenient rainbow packs,  avoiding wastage of unused colours.

Leaders in the design and manufacture of standard and FeedThrough connectors, Cliff’s wide range of XLR, DualSLIMS and RAFT form factor types allows designers to integrate audio, video, digital, optical, networking and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast (studio and mobile), lighting, audio, medical diagnostic and treatment equipment, PoE and industrial applications, instrumentation and control connectivity.

Cliff’s FeedThrough connector range may be mounted on 19” rack panels with up to 16 standard XLR connectors or 20 of the DualSLIMS. Blank and pre-assembled panels are available direct from Cliff.

Nick Leppard, Technical Sales Manager of Cliff Electronics, says” Our new RAMP XLR connector range offers designers, systems integrators and installers greater flexibility and convenience while facilitating more compact system design.

Cliff’s new right-angled RAMP – Right Angle Multi-Position – XLR Connectors and the rest of their wide range of standard and FeedThrough connectors may be found on their website athttps://www.cliffuk.co.uk/products/feedthrough/index.htm

Fischer Connectors enhances IIoT connectivity with ultra-rugged solutions using Single Pair Ethernet and USB 3.2 protocols

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Saint-Prex, Switzerland – March 29, 2023 – Fischer Connectors, the Swiss-based global leader in high-performance connectivity, releases ultra-robust Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) and USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity solutions to meet the specific requirements of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications in rugged environments.

With the increase in sensor density, actuators and controllers in Industry 4.0 and IIoT operational settings, high power levels and massive amounts of data must be securely and efficiently managed through ultra-fast transmission lines with cables running over long distances. Miniature connectors and cables are needed to interconnect smaller and smaller devices and sensors in areas that are sometimes confined and hard to access. And connectivity must be ruggedized to resist shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, water and corrosion when exposed to demanding environmental and chemical conditions, both indoors and outdoors.

To address these challenges, Fischer Connectors has developed new high-speed data and power connectivity solutions combining Single Pair Ethernet and USB 3.2 Gen 2 high-speed protocols with the rugged, high-density and miniature features of its flagship product lines. They enable space-saving and cost-efficient integration in industrial automation and robotics, chemical plants, food processing, automotive production lines, outdoor sensing and unmanned systems.

The Single Pair Ethernet solutions from the Fischer Core and Fischer UltiMate™ Series allow for 1 Gbit/s data transfer per IEEE 802.3bp – 1000Base-T1. Exceptionally rugged by any market standards, they outperform other suppliers’ SPE solutions in terms of security, durability, as well as environmental and mechanical performance. Fischer SPE is compliant with MIL-STD norms (through Fischer UltiMate™) and offers 10,000 mating cycles, three locking mechanisms (push-pull, screw, quick-release), and hermetic sealing in addition to IP68/ IP69 ratings. SPE is also featured in the ultra-miniature Fischer MiniMax™ connector in ‘size 06’ (Ø 10 mm receptacle).

The demand for USB 3.0+ protocol is high in Industry 4.0 operations, as it offers high data transfer rates with low latency for IIoT control applications, nearly twice the power output than USB 2.0 (900 mA vs. 500 mA), better power efficiency due to lower consumption in idle state, and larger bandwidth. Fischer MiniMax™ connectors with USB 3.2 Gen 2 allow for 10 Gbit/s data transfer, offer additional power contacts up to 8 A, and are half the size of some competitor connectors with similar speed but no power.

To accompany its product release, Fischer Connectors has published a trend paper entitled “The Connectivity Challenge – Connecting Industry 4.0”. It describes three challenges facing OEM engineers designing IIoT applications, as well as three innovation practices addressing cybersecurity, global logistics and Edge/Cloud infrastructure.

The innovation-driven IIoT market is growing exponentially. With billions of smart sensors, computers and machines connected and operating across the Internet, experts expect an annual increase of over 20%, reaching CHF 1.5 trillion by 2030.

Fischer Connectors’ press release and images can be downloaded in the press kit here (Dropbox)

binder connectors resilient and safe in medical devices

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Easy Locking Connector receives POY Award
The Easy Locking Connector from binder provides medical equipment with a robust and reliable interface. Well-renowned US trade journal Medical Design Briefs has now honored the particularly safe and biocompatible circular connector with its POY award.
Reliable function, safety in use, biocompatibility, and patient protection are key criteria in medical device engineering. Technical malfunctions, unstable parameters, incorrect use by medical staff or patients may cause serious complications here. In this environment, connectors are subject to the highest demands in terms of contact reliability and signal integrity, resilience of connection, and simple as well as intuitive usability. In addition, biocompatibility and a protection degree appropriate for medical devices, including protection against contact and resistance to cleaning agents or disinfectants, are mandatory.

ELC meets medical application criteria
The Easy Locking Connector (ELC) of the 570 series from binder has already proven its suitability in clinical applications, but also for use in home care. Thanks to 5000 and more mating cycles, the cable connector with snap-in locking is considered to be extremely durable and it is also particularly safe to operate. It features an asymmetrical hexagonal shape in the mating area, which prevents mismating by medical personnel or patients. Once the connection has been made, it is locked by means of a snap hook which also makes proper locking directly audible to the operator. The two-piece design of the ELC, whose assemblies are easy to join together but can only be separated by means of a special tool, also contributes to operating safety.

The Easy Locking Connector is protected to IP54 when mated. In addition, the design of the female panel mount connector prevents the ingress of splash water or liquids even when disconnected, and it protects against accidental electrical contact. The connector is easy to clean and resistant to disinfectants.

Biocompatibility of the 570 series has been tested in accordance with the DIN EN ISO 10993-5 standard. In addition, with the exception of the contact body, the connectors are free from DEHP and thus well tolerated by skin.

Voted most significant new introduction by engineers
Medical Design Briefs is a well-established trade publication within the U.S. media landscape, counting 40,000 subscribers and reaching 100,000 OEM engineers and managers, according to the publisher, SAE Media Group, New York. Medical Design Briefs’ readers have now voted on their product favorite – what they consider to be the most significant new introduction to the design engineering community – of the past year. As one of two winners, binder’s Easy Locking Connector was honored with the ‘2022 Medical Design Briefs’ Readers’ Choice Products of the Year’ (POY) award.

Following the binder NCC series 670 (Not Connected Closed), which already received the ‘2021 LEAP Award’ for design and engineering, another connector from binder, the ELC, has now been given the special esteem of the US market. Markus Binder, General Manager of the binder Group, comments on the award: “With our customer-specific products and smart innovations as well as our international focus, we as specialists for circular connectors want to shape the future. With the ELC, we have succeeded in designing a product that is perfectly suited to the high demands of medical technology. The POY award encourages us to consistently continue on our chosen path.”

Neutrik Group launches CONTRIK power distribution range in the UK

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Professional portable power distribution for event, touring and mobile production facilities

 

 

 

 

Ryde, Isle of Wight, 10 February 2023. Neutrik UK is introducing the CONTRIK range of professional power distribution products. CONTRIK extends the Neutrik Group’s product offering with a portfolio of power distribution systems, innovative equipotential bonding systems and premium-quality power cables, specifically designed and specified for portable indoor and all-weather harsh application environments.

Employing automated precision manufacturing processes within the EU, together with high-quality components and materials, CONTRIK systems offer unsurpassed levels of quality, safety and reliability, and provide for reductions in cabling costs, complexity and man-hours. CONTRIK’s state-of-the-art multicore solutions further reduce complexity and cable volumes for demanding mobile and outdoor applications; these include pre-assembled multicore cables, Power Containers and Power Racks with multicore outputs, and highly protected multicore Turtles for distribution and daisy chaining.

Extensive testing for mechanical (IK) and environmental (IP) protection ensures CONTRIK systems are designed, constructed and designated to operate fully reliably in either ‘Xtreme’ or ‘Xtreme Outdoor’ environments.

Carefully designed housing concepts ensure high levels of protection, and ease of handling and transportation. CONTRIK’s exclusive Easylen® housing material uniquely provides high levels of flame retardancy, temperature resistance, UV protection, corrosion insensitivity, non-conductivity, and protection from mechanical impact (up to IK 10+).

The product range includes active (with circuit breakers) and passive (without circuit breakers) power distribution Containers, Racks, Turtles and Strips in various configurations,, supporting NEUTRIK powerCON TRUE1 or Schuko connectivity, as well as a range of pre-assembled powerCON cables and power multicore cables.

CONTRIK’s innovative and cost effective cPot professional mobile equipotential bonding systems comply with all regulatory requirements (DIN 15700) for indoor and outdoor event installations. Floor distributions, system cables, and other connection options for grounding, form a plug-in and go system for indoor and all-year round outdoor applications. The product range includes cPot cables of varying lengths, sPot distribution boxes, cPot connection points, to connect to different types of rigging and other structures, and cable extension and field assembly accessories.

The features and specifications that make CONTRIK power products a premium choice for event, touring and mobile production applications are directly transferable to other commercial, enterprise and industrial sector activities. Including construction, industrial engineering and maintenance sites, temporary sports and recreational facilities.

For further information and product details go to www.contrik.com

Harting Mini PushPull ix Industrial®: Rugged strengths withstand harsh environments

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The easy to use, well protected and compact PushPull connector series from HARTING is expanding. The new Mini PushPull is a waterproof and dustproof version of the ix Industrial® Ethernet interface, a perfect choice for fast and reliable data connectivity in demanding industrial environments and applications exposed to the elements.

Standardised according to IEC/PAS 61076-3-124, the ix Industrial® mating face in the Mini PushPull stands for reliable transmission performance and optional power supply via PoE/PoE+. With a 30% shorter housing compared to the HARTING PushPull RJ45, users benefit from a miniaturised data interface for demanding applications. PushPull is the preferential device connection technology, offering outstanding robustness in combination with simple and process-safe operation in waterproof and dustproof design to IP65 / IP67.

Compact, robust jacks are available for device integration on the PCB, providing maximum stability with five THR shield contacts. The jacks are available in three different versions:

  1. horizontal jack
  2. angled vertical jack
  3. vertical jack

All jacks are optionally available in the A and B codings for Ethernet and signals. The data contacts are designed as SMD contacts. This allows device manufacturers to process the PCB jacks according to the normal reflow soldering process.

The Mini PushPull add-on housing, which fits all matching jacks, is mounted in front of a rectangular mounting cut-out during device integration and connects the PCB jacks, providing IP65 / IP67 protection.

To aid integration into control cabinets and terminal boxes, the portfolio includes PushPull panel feedthroughs in A and B coding. These can be mounted quickly and easily in front of a rectangular mounting cut-out. They meet protection class IP65 / IP67 thanks to the integrated seal, whilst matching dust caps seal unused connectors and device interfaces securely.

Securely contacted plug connections are the prerequisite for stable network systems. To ensure correct connections under challenging conditions, PushPull connectors are straight forward and intuitive in their operation. Secure locking is signalled by an audible click, and the connection is released by simply pulling on the ergonomically optimised housing. To prevent unintentional disconnection, the removal of the connector can be blocked by way of a security ring.

PushPull connectors are the ideal device connection technology for all industrial electronics devices executed to protection classes IP65 / IP67, from sensors to controls and industrial computers.

Caption: HARTING Mini PushPull ix Industrial® field-installable and overmoulded version.

Caption: Device connectivity with HARTING Mini PushPull ix Industrial®.

Caption: The HARTING Mini PushPull ix Industrial® has a 30% shorter housing than the HARTING PushPull RJ45.

 

 

 

HARTING Limited

51 Caswell Road

Brackmills Industrial Estate

Northampton

NN4 7PW

 

Tel: 01604 827500

 

Email: salesUK@HARTING.com

https://www.harting.com/UK

White USB-C 3.1 Male-to-Female extension cable from Cliff Electronics

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Widely used for data transfer and power delivery

Cliff Electronics leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors and test equipment, have introduced a white version of their popular USB-C Male to USB-C Female Extension cables. The white version has been developed for applications such as clinical and home use medical equipment, office, general IT connectivity and for use with Cliff’s range of USB FeedThrough connectors. The existing black version is widely used as a general purpose data cable.

 

 

Key features include:

  • 5Gb/s data transfer speeds*.
  • Can be used as a video cable 5k@60Hz video output (Thunderbolt 3) and audio transmission *.
  • Power Delivery (PD) charging at 60 watts (20v/@3A), USB 3.1 (Gen 1)
  • Temperature Range – 55⁰ to +85°C
  • Cable outside diameter 4.5mm.
  • Available in White or Black.
  • Available in 6 lengths from 0.3 to 2m

*NOTE: Precise performance is dependent upon all cables and devices connected in system.

Nick Leppard, Technical Sales at Cliff Electronics, says” Our USB extension cables are very popular for general IT connectivity requirements and our new white version offers a more alethically pleasing version to match specific environments where equipment is used. They are also an ideal interconnect solution for users of our very popular FeedThrough connectors which use standard connectors on both sides.”

Cliff Electronics can supply jack sockets, DC power connectors, terminal binding posts, test connectors and leads, optical jacks and leads and waterproof connectors.

Cliff are also leaders in the design and manufacture of standard and FeedThrough connectors for audio, broadcast and industrial systems including Fibre-Optic. The full range available from Cliff may be found on their website at https://www.cliffuk.co.uk/

Cliff products are available from major international distributors, for more information call +44 (0)1737 771375, email sales@CliffUK.co.uk or visit

Cliff.co.uk

HARTING expands SPE infrastructure range

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HARTING has launched an expanded range of products to support and boost its Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) infrastructure. Semiconductor PHY chipsets, magnetics, cable and piece part mating cable and pcb connector parts are now available. The range includes straight vertical pcb mounting female connectors, alongside its right angle ‘letter box’ design. These new Through Hole Reflow (THR) parts are fully compatible with HARTING’s M12 range of housings for panel fixing and cable mating.

Automation device designers can now begin benefitting from the key features of this new technology by designing it into future iterations of their products.

Today, sensors and actuators in the field level are usually connected via proprietary fieldbuses or analogue systems. With SPE, there is now the option to connect these devices with Ethernet, the ‘open’ data transmission standard, over a single twisted pair cable. This saves space, reduces device design costs, removes the need for extra Gateways and simplifies installation.

Meanwhile, installers and integrators can still rely on the rugged handling, industry standard, M12 connector mating characteristics that they are familiar with for IP67 protection applications, through a range of different length M12-to-M12 patch leads.

Cliff Electronics VHDCI Cable has additional Ferrite core shielding

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Commonly used Board to Board Very High-Density Cable Interconnect   1 and 2 Metre leads.

Cliff Electronics leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors and test equipment, offer industry standard VHDCI (very-high-density-cable-interconnect) cables terminated with a 68-pin male at each end and in two standard lengths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These connecting cables are commonly used for connecting SCSI (Scuzzy) “Small Computer System Interface” peripherals within computer systems.

The relevant VHDCI specification calls for a 68-pin male-to-male SCSI cable and the connectors are small enough that four can fit on a single PCI card plate. Other key specifications include.

Operating current 0.5A maximum per contact.

Operating voltage maximum 30V AC (RMS)/DC.

Enhanced EMC Shield.

EMI protection, ferrite core: Ø17.5mm x 28.5mm x Ø12mm.

Available in standard lengths of 1M and 2m.

John Hall, Managing Director of Cliff Electronics, says” These cables continue to be much used in connecting peripherals, our VHDCI cable is a widely used interconnect for both legacy and new equipment requiring parallel data transmission.”

Cliff Electronics can supply jack sockets, DC power connectors, terminal binding posts, test connectors and leads, optical jacks and leads and waterproof connectors.

ODU has added a new power-efficient connector to its portfolio for soldier communications.

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ODU AMC® NP – one of the world’s most recognized connectors, standardized on various Dismounted Soldier Systems – cost-efficient and ideal for military and security applications. 

 

 

 

This metal, rugged connector enhances a soldier’s ability to communicate in the battlefield and is tested to MIL-STD-810H and applicable technical requirements.
It also contains improved power contacts with USB® 2.0 capabilities along with power-efficient contacts, minimum 2,000 mating cycles, waterproof up to IP68, with 20m, 120min waterproof versions available.

 

ODU AMC® NP

Easy handling and robust, with applications such as:

  • Tactical soldier batteries
  • PDU (Power Distribution Units)
  • CWB (Conformable Wearable Batteries)
  • C4ISR peripherals
  • It is compatible with open-architecture standards such as NATO STANAG 4695, Nett Warrior and GOSSRA (General Open Structure Architecture).

ODU assists military & defense customers with custom hybrid solutions and many value-added services,  such as one-to-one engineering support, rapid prototyping and cable assembly. This gives a significant competitive advantage to OEMs that want a highly reliable and readily available connectivity solution.

 

ODU-UK Ltd            tel: 0330 002 0640         email: sales@odu.co.uk             www.odu-uk.co.uk

 

Neutrik launches REAN Power X Series ruggedized power connector

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Ryde, Isle of Wight, 7 November 2022. This new ruggedized, harsh environment power connector series performs precisely as its striking, ergonomically stylized, form factor suggests. Molded from V0 raw materials and rated to UL 94V-0, the IP65 certified Power X Series provides high levels of fire retardant, dust and moisture resistant protection.

 

 

 

 

Ryde, Isle of Wight, 7 November 2022. This new ruggedized, harsh environment power connector series performs precisely as its striking, ergonomically stylized, form factor suggests. Molded from V0 raw materials and rated to UL 94V-0, the IP65 certified Power X Series provides high levels of fire retardant, dust and moisture resistant protection.

 

A CBC connector – a connector with breaking capacity – Power X Series components are certified according to EN/UL 60320-1, with the cable connectors accepted as a component for cord sets according to IEC 60799, ensuring true mains breaking capability.

Power X Series is also certified as fully compatible with NEUTRIK powerCON True1 products. The robust design and high-reliability functionality are met within a market leading cost-performance ratio; a major feature of all REAN connector product series.

About REAN:

With REAN, the world’s leading supplier of professional connections for the entertainment industry, the Neutrik Group offers a second global brand with a comprehensive product range.

Excellent cost-performance ratio, robust design and reliable functionality are the leading strengths of the REAN brand. Based on long-time know-how, connectors for professional audio-/ lighting- and digital signage applications are developed and produced in modern production facilities. An efficient logistics system and a global sales network make high availability and short delivery times possible. The REAN product range is the alternative solution for cost sensitive applications.

A CBC connector – a connector with breaking capacity – Power X Series components are certified according to EN/UL 60320-1, with the cable connectors accepted as a component for cord sets according to IEC 60799, ensuring true mains breaking capability.

Power X Series is also certified as fully compatible with NEUTRIK powerCON True1 products. The robust design and high-reliability functionality are met within a market leading cost-performance ratio; a major feature of all REAN connector product series.

REAN Product Manager Tommy Huang says. “As a world-leading provider of connectors to the entertainment production industry, REAN’s Power X Series offers an amazing feature set at an unrivalled cost-performance point, providing for smart efficiencies across a wide range of audio, lighting, video, film and TV broadcast applications.”

 

 

 

 

NEUTRIK reveals new FIBERFOX products at Engineering Design Show in the UK

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Ryde, Isle of Wight, 14 October 2022. The Neutrik Group exhibited at this year’s Engineering Design Show at the Coventry Building Society Arena, in the UK, where it showed two new additions to its FIBERFOX connector series.

 

 

 

 

During the two day event – which took place on 12 and 13 October and is dedicated to engineering, electronics and embedded design – NEUTRIK unveiled the FIBERFOX foxBRID and FIBERFOX Rotary Joint.

 

The FIBERFOX foxBRID is an expanded beam multimode hermaphroditic connector module, suited to a vast array of industrial applications, including in automation, robotics and rail transportation. The innovative design – available in 2-and 4-channel variants – ensures its ability for deployment in the toughest environments where constant performance and total reliability are critical. The module is designed according to the MIL-DTL-83526 standard and fits to other FIBERFOX solutions.

 

Benefiting from the expanded beam technology and the precision optical alignment the system creates high immunity against dust, mud, liquids and other contaminations. The FIBERFOX foxBRID module converts a standardized LC Patch cable into an expanded beam solution. It acts as a “feed-through” and fits into industrial standard shells; e.g. Han-Modular® Harting​ and RockStar® ModuPlug Weidmüller​.

 

 

 

 

The FIBERFOX Rotary Joint is an expanded beam multimode solution with fits to standard optical ST connections. Offering IP56 protection, with two hermetically dust-tight chambers sealed by shaft seals, it is suitable for a wide range of engineering applications where rotation is a challenge, such as in robotics, renewable energy (e.g. wind turbines) and government (e.g. radar). The innovative design ensures maximal flexibility and high data rates in rotating systems.

 

Benefiting from the expanded beam technology and the precision optical alignment, the Rotary Joint system allows for high rotation speed and an extremely long service life of 500 million revolutions.

 

FIBERFOX offers considerable technical and market advantage across a vast array of applications including AV networking, lighting, touring sound and event production, video, broadcast, and in wider industrial and strategic sectors including government communications, security, transportation and energy.

ODU Connectors High-voltage connectors – treading the fine line between minimum installation space and maximum power transmission

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As electronic devices continue to become ever smaller and lighter, product developers are required to shrink components whilst, at the same time, increasing their electrical output.

This requires a well-thought-out design and expertise in combining the smallest possible installation space with maximum power transmission – without compromising user safety.

High-Voltage

For their MEDI-SNAP® plastic connector range,

ODU have developed a new contact insert suitable for high voltages up to 1,000 volts AC and 16 amps – all this in a connector with a diameter of 20mm or less.

 

In addition, the contact pin layout ensures that hot-plugging can generally be prevented in advance.  Lagging signal contacts detect the completely mated state and enable a compatible electronic system to do likewise. The transmission of current and voltage is interrupted immediately if any attempt is made to plug or unplug the connector while it is under power.

Standards

These high-voltage connectors are designed in accordance with DIN EN IEC 60664-1, covering the functional insulation of components and in compliance with IEC 60601-1 for medical technology, where

for 230V AC devices, the highest level of 2 MOPP (Two Means of Patient Protection) is achieved.

This connector is used, for example, in ablation catheters, where compliance with IEC 60601-1 must be ensured on the one hand, but higher currents may also flow for a few seconds.

Other high-voltage applications

In automotive battery testing, where higher voltages are applied and pollution degree 3 was also specified to meet the harsh requirements in workshops.

Reversed gender variants were developed for LED video walls to ensure that the individual screens are supplied with power, for example at concerts.

Other high-voltage connectors

The ODU-MAC® rectangular connector offers modules up to 9.5kV in pollution degree 2

These can be combined with other modules in a hybrid connector solution – connectors without switching capacity (COC) with partial discharge voltages tested in-house.

High-voltage assemblies

ODU also offers customised connectors and assemblies with matching high-voltage cables, ensuring that OEMs don’t need to worry about additional integration, saving them time, effort and, of course, money.

Everything from a single source, always matched to minimum installation space, maximum power transmission and maximum safety.

 

ODU-UK Ltd            tel: 0330 002 0640         email: sales@odu.co.uk             www.odu-uk.co.uk