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The annual celebration of modern manufacturing, National Manufacturing Day, is almost here. Landing on the first Friday in October, NMD is an important industry highlight for community groups and companies, including our team at Connectronics Corp. Thus, we are bringing you the details of the day so that you can make the most of it too.

What is National Manufacturing Day?

Manufacturing Day 2017 is Friday, October 6th. At least 2,100+ events across the nation will occur to commemorate all things manufacturing, with the goal to inspire the upcoming generation of manufacturers. It is on this day, organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), that manufacturers across the country invite community members into industry facilities to educate them about relevant career opportunities, dispel manufacturing industry myths, and spotlight how manufacturers influence communities.

Since it began in 2012, MFG DAY has seen participation rates significantly increase, from the amount of events to the number of visitors. All 50 US states and Puerto Rico regularly participate in National Manufacturing Day, and the resurgence of US manufacturing as of late is a welcome sight.


MFG DAY’s Implications

In 2016 alone, over 267,000 students took part in MFG DAY. When these students were later surveyed by Deloitte about their experiences, 67 percent expressed increased motivation in seeking a manufacturing career and 84 percent were more convinced that manufacturing offers intriguing, rewarding careers.

This is good news for reshoring enthusiasts, such as NAM, Connectronics, and many other US manufacturers. We support bringing jobs back home. Other National Manufacturing Day initiatives that we align with include bridging the US skills gap and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning.

Our Commitment to Excellence

Connectronics Corp. commits to continually providing rugged and dependable connectors and interconnects for a range of commercial and industrial uses, from medical and avionics to radar, stage lighting, oil exploration, and nuclear. We position our quality products and services to exceed customer expectations.

Stay up to date on manufacturing developments and Connectronics news by following our blog, as well as connecting on Twitter and LinkedIn. Reach out and contact us today for your next project.



With Earth Day coming up in April, a lot of focus is put on green initiatives, and how various fields of manufacturing are planning to further their push towards a more environmentally-sound and responsible existence. Few fields have pushed harder towards greening their processes and industry than medical and military.

Medical and military look to green their industries for differing reasons. In the military field, much of the drive comes from the desire to be mobile and to save lives. Refueling vehicles that are extremely dependent on oil leaves troops vulnerable to enemy attack, so converting fuel operations to renewables can reduce the amount of time troops spend in harm’s way. Additionally, utilizing solar panels allows for fast set-up of bases of operations, as well easy mobility of bases, allowing better movement and providing for different tactics.

As Reuters notes, this isn’t exactly new – between 2011 and 2015, military renewable energy projects nearly tripled. The reasoning behind it is that U.S. bases are being set up to operate independent of the public grid, using solar power and on-site generation. In the case of a natural disaster or attack, this could leave the important bases operating even if the public grid is down, allowing for response and recovery.

In comparison, the medical field is stationary, so it doesn’t need to go green to improve mobility. While there are a number of green initiatives coming, with suggestions such as greener waste disposal methods and water conservation high on the list, none is greater than the push to consume less energy or more responsibly-sourced energy. With energy making up an approximate 1%-3% of a typical hospital’s operating budget, cutting that back can make a huge dent.

Numerous hospitals have already tried reduction and succeeded – when Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut reprogrammed its heating and cooling plants, updated its light bulbs, and reengineered the air handling system, it saw a reduction in energy use by 35%, saving over $300,000 per year. The energy savings allowed the hospital to recoup its capital investment in the projects within six months – a shining example of how going green is not only great for the environment but can be great for the bottom line of a company. Many other hospitals and systems have, or are in the process of making a move to greener energy – University of Maryland Medical Center, Stony Brook University Hospital, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine are just some of the major cases.

At Connectronics, we focus on producing connectors and interconnect equipment for use with a wide variety of systems, including the latest in renewable and alternative energy sources. Keep up with all we are doing in the connector field by connecting with us yourself, through LinkedIn, Twitter, and here at our blog. Our regular updates include insight into our future plans, industry information, and much more.

For further questions on your projects and our products contact us today.

Here at Connectronics, we understand the need to keep your employees safe. Safety can go well beyond prevention of injuries and falls; it can include the environment your employees are working in, right down to the air they are breathing in. One industry that continuously faces this struggle is the mining industry. We are currently working on a project in Brazil that requires large industrial filters for coal mining.

Electrostatic filters clean the air through static electricity in the mine. This creates continually clean air, helping workers breathe safely during coal mining. It works like this: as the air in the mine shaft blows through the filters, dust particles cling to the filter eliminating the dust from the air the miners are breathing in. This allows for clean air in what would otherwise be dangerous air to miners’ lungs. Because of this kind of advancement, there is no need for a mask, as the air is safe.

These filters are a huge improvement over previous mining conditions. Miners often lost their lives from breathing in particles like coal dust year after year. Coal miners typically developed pneumoconiosis, also known as black lung disease or miner’s lung, a deadly lung disease that develops over time from coal dust getting into the tissue lining. There the dust becomes trapped and begins to scar, building up thick scar tissue, and leading to a host of symptoms such as difficulty breathing, coughing, and excess phlegm, prior to something as serious as an early death.

At Connectronics, we are proud to contribute to the mining industry by manufacturing needed equipment and components and aiding the mining process. To find out more about our current projects and other industrial projects, we invite you to contact us today, check out our blog, follow us on Twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIn.

At Connectronics we’re busy gearing up for an expansion in February and March of 2017. To date, we’ve been working with Wiremax in an operational location of 28,000 sq. feet, but the expansion will mean an additional 18,000 sq. feet of space. This extra room will be used for storage, an additional work area, and more flexibility to meet the growing demands of our customers and company.

Part of the expansion of Connectronics is due to the growing needs of the aerospace, high-tech, and military industries. Producing our rubber insulators and molded components means customers are able to get the high powered capabilities they need from our newest molding machine.

At Connectronics, we thrive on innovation and providing our customers with answers to all their connection issues. Whether it’s for the aerospace, defense, medical, or entertainment industries, we strive to provide the necessary components in a timely manner. We are also looking forward to the latest in hyperloop rail systems.

Back in 2013, Elon Musk devised a hyperloop system that is able to transport people faster than any other land based transportation. It works by using a vacuum tube and capsules that carry each person. The pod is propelled through the tube by using electromagnets, which help suspend the container above the rails. In theory, the capsule could be propelled up to 750 mph. Once this speed is reached, it could glide for up to 100 miles. One benefit of this type of transportation would be the minimal energy it takes, with only five percent of the line using electricity.

Connectronics has also recently been involved in projects in Brazil which use industrial filters and with filtering air for coal miners workers using electrostatic filters. This coming year we look forward to continuing to serve our client base and keeping up to date on new developments that are happening. Stay tuned for our upcoming blog where we’ll take a look at the filtering projects more in depth.

In the meantime, don’t forget to follow our blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages throughout the year!

From the team at Connectronics, we wish you a happy and healthy new year!


We have all heard the statisticsnmd-logo-oct-2016

The US manufacturing sector has contributed close to $2.17 trillion to the economy in 2015.

The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte have jointly estimated that about 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will open up over the next 10 years.

With the recent spate of reshoring activities and better trade relations with the developing world, seems like production is back at the forefront of the US GDP!

There is one serious issue though that has the entire country scrambling to find counter measures. It is known as the “Skill Gap.”

Out of the fabled 3.5 million vacancies, about 2 million will go unfilled because of a lack of suitable candidates.

The world wants US products. But the nation’s hands are tied. Unless it can get graduates and school students to change their perception of manufacturing and take an active interest in the industry, there is no way to capitalize on the influx of opportunities that have already started coming its way.

The National Manufacturing Day is An Effective Step in the Right Direction:

Within a few short years, the National Manufacturing Day has caught on in terms of popularity. Celebrated every year on the first Friday of October, it is a ritualistic mingling and connection of demand (manufacturing companies) and talent (school and college students) in an authentic setting.

Businesses invite potential employees into the very heart of their manufacturing operations and give them a glimpse of what it is like to be working with cutting edge technologies like robotics to create everything from weapons to medical equipment. Students who will be helming the ship of production in the coming few decades get to realize the benefits of a career in manufacturing like better pay, more health and welfare perks and direct involvement in strengthening the infrastructure of the country.

They walk away from the experience enriched and informed. Experts are hopeful that the National Manufacturing Day held this October the 7th will take forward this understanding and clarity resulting in a spontaneous bridging of the Skill Gap.

Connectronics Has Been a Mainstay of Manufacturing:

A recognized custom producer of specialized connectors and interconnection systems that supply:

Connectronics Corp. understands the importance of manufacturing like no other and wholeheartedly supports the endeavor of the National Manufacturing Day.

It is easy to delight and dazzle customers in fields like retail and hospitality. There is an inherent component of luxury to these experiences that technical sectors find difficult to replicate. Keeping in mind this restriction, Connectronics Corp. has developed a culture of client satisfaction through matchless quality and meticulous attention to requirements and details. Who said swank surroundings are required to ensure happy buyers? When the output matches exactly what was desired, even complicated connectors and interconnection systems can bring some serious satisfaction.

 The Legacy of Connectronics Corp:

Connectronics is a market leader when it comes to supplying reliable and robust High Voltage Connectors, High Current Connectors, Underwater Connectors, and Cable Assemblies to myriad industries spanning the spectrum of medical, avionics, analytical instruments, aerospace, nuclear, underwater, radar and oil exploration, and stage lighting.

Our reputation is based on a faultless 360-degree system that rests on the tenets of exceeding expectations, continuous upgrades and in-house manufacturing improvements, lucid understanding of customer requirements, gauging of customer satisfaction and quality assurance of the development, design and manufacturing processes.

Connectronics is proud to hold both ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C registrations for strict quality management across all its departments and divisions.

 The Delivery Sequence That Always Puts the Buyer First:

Connectronics Corp. believes in relinquishing responsibility only when the consignment reaches the premises of the buyer. Our proactive monitoring of procurement of the highest quality raw material, innovative CNC machine tools and best in business skilled technicians has led to the creation of a process that makes the most of the cumulative 300 years of hands-on experience that the team boasts.

  1. The orientation session is all about extracting what the client requires in the deliverables. The touch point is between a buyer representative and an experienced consultant who understands the customer’s industry and the project specs.
  2. The critical component parameters are then modeled for proper evaluation of the design and to ensure integrity in extenuating client site circumstances.
  3. The actual production involves fully trained and qualified manufacturers who have mastered the application of latest CNC machining techniques. Frequent inspections are also carried out to highlight possible defects and optimize design.
  4. After validation of external and internal electrical and engineering characteristics, the items are carefully packaged and delivered to the client.

Connectronics Corp. strives to make each interaction with a buyer better than the last experience. We have set a new benchmark for excellence in service delivery by offering clients end to end connector solutions that get it right – the first time. Contact us for details and price lists.

Responding to the needs of our customers and the industries we serve, Connectronics isPush pull connector image - Feb. 2016announcing the release of a new product—the Connectronics PNP Series connectors. This new connector is a product line extension of the High Voltage Lead (HVL) Assemblies ½ series.

As part of our Push N Pull connector series, the new PNP connectors offer a push-pull quick coupling mechanism that holds the connectors in a fully mated condition by use of a canted coil spring. The mated connectors have an operating voltage rating of 10 KVDC through extreme temperature ranges (-55°C to +125°C) and altitudes (to 70,000 ft.).

Although small in size, these lightweight connectors provide extreme reliability and peak performance in applications such as CRT/displays, power supplies, radar, lasers, medical equipment, and ECM equipment. This series does not permit field assembly, so lengths of cable/wire need to be specified prior to ordering.

With the introduction of a new PNP connector, Connectronics continues to be a leader in the design and manufacture of specialized electrical connectors and interconnection systems. Our broad industrial base includes fields such as avionics, aerospace, medical, analytical instruments, nuclear applications and more. Our commitment to excellence and continual product and process improvement ensures that we consistently deliver the highest quality products that meet the needs of our customers.

To learn more about our newest product and all other products in the HVL ½ line series, please view our online catalog or contact us directly.

The excitement of new possibilities always presents Connectronics Blog Feb. 2016itself as we start the new year. It is also a time to plan for future events and prepare for how we will tackle upcoming challenges. Since making connections is what we do, we always have the knowledge to connect the industry to the power it needs.

Our focus on the aerospace and military industries will continue throughout the year as we remain committed to meeting the needs of such a high tech industry. Both industries expect to see continued growth as more manufacturing and innovations continue throughout the year. As technology increases, we will be ready to deliver products for the measurement systems used to keep operations running optimally and safely.

As we discussed in a previous post, specialized electronic systems require state-of-the-art components to handle the multiple functions of innovative aerospace and military designs. Heading into 2016, we are working on expanding our product lines to tackle even more technologically advanced electronics. For example, our SCID series is a redesigned connector system that runs at 30 KVDC operating voltage to handle higher operating conditions. The Nano MIGI hardnose connector is also redesigned to improve the functionality of this high voltage connector.

Wiremax, a Connectronics brand, will also continue to produce the high voltage products that companies have relied upon for years. Wire and cable options from Wiremax, such as Tuffsil Silicon Wire, SIL-Koat Wire, and high voltage wire products can be found on both the Connectronics and Wiremax websites. Ordering is available from both Toledo manufacturing facilities.

We are looking forward to continued success in supplying the specialized connectors and interconnection systems for aerospace and defense industry measurements systems. The radar systems, mass spectrometry units, specialized helmets, and all the other analytical instruments required to deliver efficient and effective operations can rely on the continued dependability of Connectronics and Wiremax components.

From all of us at Connectronics, we wish you a happy new year!

As we get set to close out one year and start another, the holiday season is a good time to remember and reflect upon our many activities and accomplishments at Connectronics. Looking at things from a business perspective, the Connectronics team has continued to serve the aerospace, avionics, analytical instruments, oil exploration and many other industries. Together, we offer our customers more than 300 years of combined connector and interconnect experience, and it’s something we continue to enjoy doing!

We believe our work reflects our dedication to what we do as a company and that our experience shows how committed we are to serving our customers. We work with people from a variety of industries and, on a more personal level, this ultimately means that we are impacting the everyday lives of our families and friends. The airplanes we contribute to will be flying our loved ones to their destinations this holiday season. Complex problems that our family members and friend endure are often solved using analytical instruments that can make lives better in so many ways; and advances in medical technology help to keep the population healthy and living longer. The specialized electronic connectors and interconnection systems we proudly design and manufacture right here in the USA help to keep people connected throughout the year.

If you’re not already familiar with everything we do at Connectronics, take a few minutes to read previous blog posts we’ve published. They help to tell the story about how we keep everyone connected, and how we impact the lives of many people around the world. You can scroll through the blog, or click on the links here:

Cables for Electrostatic Filters for the Mining Industry: Critical for Worker Safety
How the Oil and Gas Boom is Benefitting Manufacturing
Aerospace Industry is Still Flying High
The Benefits of Products Made in the USA
Serving the Defense Industry with Pride
Revolutionizing the Material Handling Industry
Demanding Underwater Applications Require Reliable Underwater Connectors
“Manufacturing Day” Celebrates Careers, Reshoring Benefits, and Everything Happening in Industry Today
New Molding Machine Expands Our Capabilities
On Land, In Water, Up Above: Our Products Are Everywhere!

Looking ahead to 2016 and beyond, we plan to continue to play our role in keeping industries connected. This is an opportunity we are grateful for, and something we like to think about during the holiday season. From our Connectronics family to your family, we wish you a happy holiday season!

This month, we will be adding a new molding machine for silicone processing to our operations at Connectronics. Once in place and ready to run, the machine will expand our capabilities to provide specialized electronic connectors for the industries we serve. The list consists of: aerospace, defense, entertainment, medical, energy industries and more. The new molding machine will give us high-power production capabilities on site and enable us to keep up with the increasing demand for rubber insulators and other molded parts for our customers.

Our new molding machine is manufactured by ARBURG, a German manufacturer of machinery and technology for plastics processing. ARBURG says their molding machines feature “innovative, cost effective high-end injection molding technology […] to help you reduce unit costs and produce parts conveniently and flexibly […] with an extremely high level of precision.” At Connectronics, we’re looking forward to the cost and time-saving features our new molding machine will offer us. Features include:

• High-precision injection and holding New Mold Machine Imagepressure performance
• Energy efficiency
• Cycle-time reduction
• Flexibility through its pivoting clamping unit, and
• Ease-of-operation.

In the end, these features will also provide value and high-quality end results to our customers.

Our investment in this new molding machine is just the latest example of our mission to provide value to our customers. It also reflects our company’s commitment and continuous improvement philosophy. At Connectronics, we are dedicated to providing innovative designs and solutions for customers from all industries who are looking for electronic connectors and interconnection systems for a variety of applications. If you have any questions about our new molding machine, or about our capabilities, please reach out to us through email or call us at 800-965-0020.

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