Connectors and Cables

Benefits of blind mate connectors

Electrical connectors must often be mated in situations where they are hard to see or difficult to reach. Combined with the fact that they are challenging to use in harsh environment applications, installation and maintenance times are longer, leading to increased costs. Here Shaun Findley, European Director of Product and …

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TE Connectivity’s patent prowess earns Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator ranking

TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectors and sensors, has been named a Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator 2021, showcasing its long-standing dedication to creating a culture that fosters creativity and ingenuity. The 10th edition of the annual report from Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights …

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Smiths Interconnect flies high on F-35 aircraft

All military programmes are valuable contracts to secure as they are typically long-term commitments that will generate stable future revenue for the businesses. The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II (previously known as Joint Strike Fighter/JSF) programme falls into this category, dating back to the late 1990s when the need for …

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TE Connectivity named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for seventh year

As a sign of its longstanding commitment to ethical business practices, TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectors and sensors, has been named as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere. TE has been recognised for seven years in a row and is one of only two 2021 honourees …

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Getting to grips with connectors for food processing

Digitalisation over the past decade has meant food and beverage manufacturing and processing has become a highly automated business. The need for fast and reliable electrical connections to prevent machine downtime and disruption on the supply chain is crucial to growing this £121 billion industry. Here Dawn Robinson, European product …

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What makes a space-worthy connector?

With amazing self-landing rocket boosters, deep-space asteroid hopping probes and the reignition of Moon missions over half a century on — the space race might be over, but the race to exploit the final frontier is just heating up. Here, Jonathan Parry, Senior Vice President and European Managing Director at …

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New icotek FDA-compliant cable entry plates available from Foremost Electronics

KEL-DPZ-HD has been specially developed for the use in the food and pharmaceutical industries Foremost Electronics, the engineering-led Essex based importer and specialist distributor of electromechanical components announces the availability of the new icotek KEL-DPZ-HD which has been specially developed for the use in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Working …

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Powell Electronics signs European deal with EMC leader, P&P Technology

Powell Electronics, the supplier of connectors and more for high-rel applications including defence, aerospace and industrial, has signed a Pan-European franchise distribution agreement with P&P Technology, one of Europe’s leading and most trusted manufacturers of radio frequency and EMI screening products. As well as providing highly-effective EMC solutions, P&P also …

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Investment in new European warehouse for CMP

Cable gland and cable cleat manufacturer, CMP Products has further strengthened its European distribution network, with the opening of a warehouse facility located in Aachen, Germany. The 1000m2 site, strategically positioned close to the borders of Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg, will act as a central hub for product distribution throughout …

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Intelliconnect moves to larger factory as sales grow

Intelliconnect, the UK based specialist manufacturer of RF, waterproof and cryogenic connectors and cable assemblies, has moved to a larger facility at the Corby Innovation Hub following sales growth of 30% in 2020. The move to a 6400ft² site provides the space required for their immediate increase in production requirements …

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