Connectors and Cables

Smart factories just got a whole lot smarter, and it’s about time…

As Industry 4.0 drives the adoption of cutting-edge machines, robots and sensors in manufacturing, network technologies that facilitate their communications to create an interconnected smart factory become even more crucial. Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) offers a key tool to futureproof industrial Ethernet for the Factories of the Future. John Browett, general manager …

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High-performance connectors in the Formula Student race

Three student teams from Swiss universities are competing with electric race cars they design, build and manufacture themselves. Stäubli’s ultra-reliable high-performance and flexibly configurable connectors are along for the ride. Even before the big FIA Formula E championship race was established, Formula Student was putting its own electric race cars …

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Critical role of TSN illustrated to European industry leaders at ARC Industry Forum Europe 2019

ARC Industry Forum Europe 2019’s corporate sponsor, the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), hosted a key forum discussion among European industry leaders on how to drive the digital transformation of businesses with high-performance industrial communication networks and Time Sensitive Networking (TSN). During the event, which took place in Sitges, Spain, the …

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HUBER+SUHNER to address challenges limiting the development of the offshore industry at OGA 2019

Speaking at Oil and Gas Asia (OGA) 2019, the HUBER+SUHNER head of business unit Offshore/Energy Frank Thorn will address the urgent changes that need to be made in the offshore cable industry to allow for future progress. The demand for oil and gas has grown consistently over the last few decades, despite developments in …

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Mouser Electronics named Distributor of the Year by Amphenol Industrial

Mouser Electronics has been recognised with the prestigious Amphenol Industrial 2018 Industrial Distributor of the Year award. The trophy was presented to Mouser Electronics executives at the recent EDS Leadership Summit in Las Vegas. The Industrial Distributor of the Year award recognises Mouser’s increases in point of purchase, point of sale (POS), …

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Bulgin sponsors MATE International ROV competition

Rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin has announced its involvement in the 18th annual MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) International ROV competition taking place this month. Bulgin will be sponsoring the finals, which will be held from June 20-22, at the Kingsport Aquatic Center and MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center …

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Molex encouraged by eSync alliance membership growth

Molex, a member of the board of the eSync alliance, is pleased to announce the accelerating growth in membership.  The alliance is in an industry-wide initiative developing and promoting the technology needed for automotive Over-the-Air (OTA) and in-vehicle networks, which reduce the cost of software and firmware updates and recalls, and improve data …

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Heilind Electronics earns Americas Distributor of the Year award

Molex recently honoured Heilind Electronics with 2018 Americas Distributor of the Year The annual award programme recognises outstanding performance demonstrating sales achievements coupled with operational and management excellence in furthering Molex marketing efforts. “We are proud to recognise Heilind for their innovative sales initiatives and exceptional growth across Molex technology markets,” states Fred …

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Is your network holding you back from creating a Smart Factory?

Increasingly advanced automation using robotics, AGVs, smart machines and integrated logistics means that having a Smart Factory is becoming a necessity to remain competitive. However, none of this can happen without an effective means of carrying the data and control signals required to create an autonomous, interconnected, responsive and flexible …

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HARTING partners with Rinspeed on e-mobility solutions

The HARTING Technology group has formed a successful partnership with Swiss automotive company Rinspeed to develop a number of e-mobility solutions including an expanded e-mobility infrastructure for the automated fast charging of electric vehicles. At the Geneva International Motor Show in March, Rinspeed presented the microSNAP, the latest vehicle study …

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