Connectors and Cables

HARTING announces new UK managing director

HARTING Ltd, the German electrical and electronic connector technology company, will be under new management from January 2021. Current Managing Director, Peter Hannon, announced his retirement earlier this year and will step down in December. He will be succeeded by Simon Asbury, who will step up from his current role …

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Rugged connectors for the battlefield environment

Manufacturers of military electronics have many options available to them for making equipment of the highest quality. In a new white paper, ODU evaluates some of the limiting factors related to the design and manufacture of equipment used by soldiers and in ground robotic systems, drawing special attention to connector …

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HUBER+SUHNER UK division receives Supply Chains for the 21st Century Bronze Award for operational excellence

HUBER+SUHNER‘s UK division has been recognised with the Bronze Performance Standard Supply Chains for the 21st Century (SC21) award by ADS, the UK trade organisation for Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space, for its commitment towards technical excellence and the continual improvement of its production performance. HUBER+SUHNER achieved this accolade through …

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Smiths Interconnect’s contact technology launched on NASA Mars Perseverance Rover

NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, Mars Perseverance Rover was launched on 30 July 2020 and will touch down on Mars on 18 February 2021.  Designed to be the most sophisticated rover NASA has built, the Mars Perseverance Rover will use advanced systems to explore the diverse geological landscape, discover ancient habitats, …

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Ditch those cabinets and reduce wiring runs, says Beckhoff

For automation system OEMs, machine builders and systems integrators, one of the most expensive parts of any project is installation. The complex mass of cables and wires needed by modern automated systems often makes installing a new machine a time- and labour-intensive process. Here, Bradley McEwan, business development manager at …

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Using existing cabling to create a new industrial LAN

You wouldn’t build a new railway or motorway every time you needed to travel somewhere, so why install new cable? After all, you’ve probably already got spare cores in your existing multi-core cable network or, better yet, an old telephone network that’s lying unused? Here, Gary Bradshaw, director at network …

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How cable alarms are being used to thwart criminals

Cable theft has plagued South African industry for decades, and is an issue that requires much more than technology to solve. Despite this, Ian Loudon, international sales and marketing manager at Omniflex, explains how advances in remote monitoring are giving businesses a fighting chance. It’s Wednesday night in Amanzimtoti on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, …

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Cable seal manufacturer Roxtec strengthens marine and offshore arm with new appointment

Pipe and cable seal manufacturer Roxtec UK has expanded its marine and offshore team with the appointment of a new business development manager. Jordan McNelly joins the company as Marine and Offshore Manager (North). His experience covers the manufacturing, distribution and contracting sectors, and in his new role at Roxtec …

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HARTING UK awarded prestigious IRIS Silver Quality Performance Level

HARTING UK has been awarded the prestigious Silver Quality Performance Level award from the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS). This is a globally recognised standard which evaluates management systems for the railway sector. Silver Performance is currently the highest performance level issued by IRIS and is a significant achievement for …

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New icotek KEL-DP time and cost saving alternative to traditional cable glands now available from Foremost Electronics

Foremost Electronics, the engineering-led Essex based importer and specialist distributor of electromechanical components, announces new additions to icotek’s market leading range of cable entry plates, the KEL-DP 25 version A and KEL-DP 32 version A and B. KEL-DP products offer high cable density and are a simple to use cost …

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