Connectors and Cables

igus helps autonomous vehicles get to the bottom of ocean discovery

As scientists delve into the study of climate change, new strategies and products are evolving to help them uncover data that is driving the world’s foremost crisis. The scientific community is obtaining significant information from international oceans, especially with the support of autonomous surface vehicles. Igus provided data cables and …

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Smiths Interconnect celebrates significant contract win with Boeing

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

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Roxtec supplies whiskey maker Irish Distillers with cable safety seals for warehouse expansion project

Bury-based manufacturer Roxtec has supplied a package of innovative cable sealing solutions to Irish Distillers Group to support an expansion of the company’s warehousing facilities. Ronan Mills, Roxtec Market Manager for Ireland, said the firm’s products were chosen to provide watertight and fireproof seals at cable entry points to the …

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Cable seal manufacturer Roxtec UK appoints new marine and offshore manager

Pipe and cable safety seal manufacturer Roxtec UK has moved to increase its presence in Britain’s maritime sector with the appointment of a new marine and offshore manager. Mark Whelan joins the Swedish-owned company having spent 10 years at another international manufacturer, most recently as a project manager for naval …

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igus e-skin energy chain systems receive ISO Class 1 certification for cleanrooms

The e-skin energy chain system provides cleanroom equipment with data, power and media without unwanted particles contaminating the air, as proven by the Fraunhofer Institute IPA. All three e-skin energy chain types, with and without cables, have ISO Class 1 certification, which is the ‘cleanest’ classification. In the test conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute …

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Rittal’s new Wire Station 540

The Rittal Wire Station 540 mobile wiring table is a fully ergonomic, modular and flexible working platform. The Wire Station offers many benefits for workstations across panel building, switchgear manufacturing and in electro-mechanical workshops.  For example, thanks to its modularity, the table can be tailored to suit a company’s assembly …

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Connectors improve electrical safety at dairy factory

El Poma is a Colombian dairy company founded in 1953. They wanted to improve electrical safety at the factory. In order to achieve electrical safety, they were looking for solutions that could provide employees with a safer working environment and better protect electrical equipment at the production site while reducing …

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Is aluminium a viable alternative to copper for cable and wire manufacturers?

The rising commodity price and lacking supply of copper is increasingly pushing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to consider alternative metals, such as aluminium, for wire and cable applications. Despite being lighter and cheaper than copper, the widespread adoption of aluminium has historically been tainted by the drawbacks of using the …

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Aqua Control fountains feature leakproof Bulgin connectors

Rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin has announced a major design win with water features manufacturer Aqua Control Inc. (ACI). Bulgin’s 900 Series Buccaneer PX0291 Flex in-line cable connectors are now used as an integral part of every ACI water feature design. ACI uses extensive engineering to develop new innovative products with an emphasis on pumps that …

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Podium place for Bulgin connectors in international school ROV competition

A school robotics team sponsored by rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin won third place overall in the 2019 MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) International ROV competition, with connectors from Bulgin featured in the design. Among the 24 other schools that qualified in the Explorer age group final, a California-based high school’s robotics …

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