Recent additions to binder USA’s M12 portfolio offer new combinations of features – pin count, termination style, locking system, housing materials, and shielding. The company is also developing new M12-threaded products with outer push-pull locking. The variety of options allows users to optimize their solution for specific applications, including factory and process automation, industrial metrology […]
Connectors and adapters handle 10 kV/20 kV
Fairview Microwave recently released a series of 10 kV and 20 kV connectors and adapters. They are suitable for a wide range of uses, including imaging inspection, test and measurement, and medical and aerospace applications. This new line of hermetically sealed 10 kV and 20 kV connectors and adapters offers decreased rates of off-gassing and diffusion. Made with […]
How a connector company made sustainability a priority
In this podcast, EE World spoke with Ralf Klädtke to learn how TE Connectivity trains its engineers to look for sustainable materials and manufacturing processes.
Airline hydraulics expands Phoenix contact coverage
Airline Hydraulics Corporation announced the expansion of its authorized sales territory to include Western New York and New England. Local industrial automation users will see increased Phoenix Contact product availability, application support, and access to Airline’s eCommerce, airlinehyd.com, for easy online ordering. The expansion is part of the Airline’s commitment to providing productivity and safety […]
Harwin to showcases industrial connectors at Embedded World
Advanced interconnect specialist Harwin will be using the upcoming Embedded World event (Nuremberg, March 14-16) to focus on its newly defined BBi product portfolio. These high density board-to-board connectors are intended for use in challenging industrial applications, providing assured long-term operation. The BBi portfolio includes components for drives and controls, edge-based computing hardware, automation systems, […]
What’s special about connectors in quantum computers?
Quantum computers are expected to solve some of the world’s most complex problems. Fabricating interconnects is one of the most complex problems when building quantum computers. Quantum computers need connectors that can withstand cryogenic temperatures, with non-magnetic construction, that operate at microwave frequencies with low losses to reduce heating and improve data transfer. High-density hermetically […]
Where are liquid cooled connectors and connectors for liquid cooling used in EVs?
Liquid cooled connectors are used for carrying high power levels like those found in extreme fast charging (XFC) EV chargers. Connectors for liquid cooling are more common and used for cooling EV battery packs, cooling XFC EV charging stations, and other thermally demanding applications. This FAQ will review the performance and use cases for liquid […]
Rotary slip ring connectors — what are they used for?
Rotary slip ring connectors are important components in various applications like multi-axis robots in industry 4.0, wind turbines for sustainable green energy, machine tools, medical systems, and more. This FAQ considers how slip ring connectors differ from commutators, and looks at how mercury-wetted, pancake, and wireless slip ring connectors work. Their capabilities and reviews applications […]
How can connector sustainability be improved?
Before it became fashionable, connector makers were at the forefront of sustainability. It started with replacing cadmium plating to meet RoHS requirements and soon expanded to using plastic regrinds and bio-based plastics instead of 100% new plastics for connector bodies. Connector makers have more recently embraced new, more sustainable materials for high-performance contacts. This FAQ […]
How are terahertz connectors different?
Terahertz (THz) systems represent one of the next frontiers in electronics. THz applications are expected to include automotive advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for autonomous vehicles, next-generation telephony like 5G and 6G, augmented and virtual reality (AR & VR) technologies for the metaverse, and more. There will be numerous challenges to overcome in the development […]