Benefits of Silicone Insulated Wire or Cables

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The thermal range of silicone rubber insulated cables is exceptional, ranging from -90 °C to 300 °C. In addition to greater heat resistance, silicone insulated wires also demonstrate better flexibility and maneuverability in tight spaces compared to PVC insulated wires. Here you’ll find out more about different types of silicone…

What Is a Cable Jacket?

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Cable jackets surround cables and wires in an assembly, protecting them from chemicals, moisture, flames, and physical impact. The damage-resistant material can be constructed from either thermoplastic materials—which melt at high temperatures and reform when cooled—or thermoset materials, which retain a set form even when heated. Here we’ll discuss other…

Choosing the Right Rugged Connector for a Harsh Environment

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As technology continues to advance, it finds new applications in ever more challenging environments. In these extreme conditions, regular connectors won't do. Harsh connectors feature a robust design with ruggedized housings to protect against water ingress, rough handling, and other tough environmental conditions. Choosing the Right Rugged Connector There are…

Guide to Types of Cable Connectors

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Electrical connectors are components that join electrical circuits, making electronics easier to manufacture and assemble. They facilitate design and modification flexibility and can be permanent or temporary. There are many types of connectors used with circuits throughout a wide spectrum of industries, ranging from communications to computers, industrial machinery, and…

What Are Hermetically Sealed Connectors?

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In extreme environments, connectors need extra protection. Various applications within the military, offshore, commercial, and industrial industries are exposed to harsh conditions such as high pressures and altitudes, temperature variations, extreme depths, corrosive materials, moisture, vibration, and more. Hermetically sealed connectors are specially designed to stand up to these and…

How to Choose the Right High-Current Connector

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High-current connectors are electrical components engineered for use in high-current applications. They are found in a variety of electrical and electronic devices and systems, including battery storage units, power units, and manufacturing equipment. Typical industries that rely on them include aerospace, defense, lighting, and oil and gas. Given the critical…

What Types of High-Voltage Connectors Are There?

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High voltage connectors are required in a broad range of industries, including aerospace, nuclear, defense, energy, medical, and many other fields. Design engineers must consider the environment and intended purpose where the connectors will operate to maximize safety, longevity, performance, and reliability while minimizing the chances of insulator failure. The types…

Connecting Industries to a Green, Sustainable Future

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For the past two decades the trade-off between sustainability and economic prosperity has been used as the leverage to pass regulations that flagrantly overlook the health of the environment. Most governing bodies seem to accept the fact that growth comes with collateral damage and that damage is to be largely…

Connectronics’ 2018 Manufacturing Outlook

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While striving to finish 2017 on a strong note, industrial manufacturers already are looking forward to 2018 — and feeling pretty good about it. In a survey conducted by Intellitek Systems, 60 percent of manufacturers expressed optimism about the U.S. economy's prospects during the next 12 months. Falling by more…