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Taking Sealing Up a Notch:

Hermetic sealing breaks the glass ceiling of isolation in procedures. Literally.

In the absence of any surface depredations or flaws in construction, the pressure within a structure is high and stable. Hermetic seals refer to a structure or installation that doesn’t allow gas to seep into surroundings or fluids in a contained area.

The result makes a hermetic seal the absolute pinnacle of effective protection.

The integrity of a hermetic seal is measured in terms of the leakage rate. The lower the value, the more capable the seal is of maintaining the pressure and existing condition of the elements for an extended period of time.

Needless to say, there are multiple factors like the panel interface, the contact block and the connector interface which have to be taken into account and adjusted to provide the best seal possible.

Hermetic Seal Applications:

The US constitution lies in a hermetically sealed container. While this is a quaint use of the technique, our everyday life is full of instances where hermetic seals prove their worth.

Hermetic seals are used in vacuum processing equipment.

They are also the basis of structures or installations that need to be immersed in liquids for long periods of time as is the case for underwater operations. Such processes are common in the fields of quality testing and engineering.

Hermetically Sealed Connectors

In short hermetic seals can bear the harshness of the environment and find place in undertakings that are hosted in challenging conditions.

Based upon that definition, this application is a necessity to avoid pitfalls in industrial applications.

Avionics, analytics, aerospace, medical, nuclear, underwater, radar, and oil exploration are just some of the industries that would see repercussions if any of their protected environments were contaminated by external variables.

Connectronics helps industry professionals avoid potentially hazardous situations with our specialized, hermetically sealed interconnects.

The Connectronics Corp Connection:

Since 1988 Connectronics has been a bona fide market leader in the field of high voltage, high current and underwater cables and connections.

We live at the intersection of customized design and accurate CNC enabled, on time production which lets us supply items of unparalleled quality.

Connectronics Corp connectors are the secret to hermetic seals that ace all tests thrown at them.

If you are interested in staying abreast of the developments in this field, please follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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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.

 

 


The European Space Agency (ESA) has been busy working on a large mission in their ESA Cosmic Vision program. The mission, headed by the second largest space contractor, Airbus Defense and Space, is expected to launch in 2022. The project coined ‘JUICE’ is an acronym taken from JUpiter ICy Moons Explorer. JUICE’s goal is an attempt to answer to the life-long question: are there habitats beyond Earth that can sustain life in our solar system?

JUICE will be Europe’s first mission to Jupiter with the intent of exploring potentially habitable worlds that might present themselves near gas giants. The mission to Jupiter will investigate three large and icy ocean-bearing moons: Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

Two concepts will be studied:

  1. What conditions are present for the formation of planets?
  2. What conditions are present for life to emerge?

 

After a launch from Ariane 5, JUICE will travel 7.5 years. The Explorer will use gravity to help pull it along saving energy and fuel as it circles Earth, Mars, Venus, and—the final destination—Jupiter. Once in the orbit of Jupiter, JUICE will remain for over 3.5 years and will finish the mission by looping Ganymede. This will make it the first spacecraft to orbit an icy satellite in the outer regions of our Solar System.

A wide range of instruments will record data, including optical sensors, radars, plasma and particle sensors, and more. Powered by a solar generator, the 5.5 ton JUICE will enable the spacecraft to produce enough energy for the mission, even in Jupiter’s reduced solar environment.

Here at Connectronics, we’re excited to see the JUICE mission take off as we work with the aerospace industry and many associated companies. As a custom manufacturer of specialized connectors and interconnection systems, we work with high voltage and high current connectors for industries such as aerospace, analytical (radars), avionics, commercial/industrial, defense, medical, nuclear, and oil exploration.

We invite you to learn more about Connectronics and stay up to date on the various industries we work with. Continue to read our blog, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on LinkedIn for your latest industry updates.


June is National Safety Month, and here at Connectronics we take safety seriously. We understand the importance of being safe in all industries we work with, particularly when our specialized connectors and interconnection systems are used in high reliability, high-voltage situations that can put worker safety at risk. We provide our top-quality parts to trades such as aerospace, defense, medical, nuclear, commercial/industrial clients, and more. Here is more about the important annual event on safety.

What Exactly Is National Safety Month?

National Safety Month takes place in June, focusing on raising awareness of safety in the workplace, as well as at home and on the road. By learning how to be safe at work, organizations have the opportunity to influence behaviors to reduce injuries and death.

This special month is sponsored by National Safety Council (NSC). The NSC’s weekly themes for June 2017 are preventing falls, reducing fatigue, prepping for potential active shooter situations, and ergonomics.

Being Safe in the Workplace

Connectronics takes safer approaches within industrial industries to safeguard all involved, whether it is National Safety Month or any other time of the year. Electrical hazards can cause serious injury and even death, as well as damaging property and causing fires.

Thus, we believe in following sound safety procedures and educating others in them to reduce these hazards. From fitting employees with personal protective wear to teaching emergency responses and fire extinguisher training, we practice what we preach.

Unfortunately, electrical hazards cannot be completely eliminated. However, the National Safety Council offers a handy electrical safety resource guide that includes a hazard observation checklist and other valuable points to increase workplace safety while setting up high-voltage or high-current connectors and related jobs.

Championing Electrical Safety

Connectronics is proud to practice safety year round and direct you to NSC resources for a safer workplace and environment. We support the National Safety Council throughout June and commit to making everyone in our organization a leader in safety.

Don’t forget to follow our blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn to stay up to date! Contact us to learn more about our safety culture or how our lineup of precise, reliable connectors and interconnection systems can advance your next project.


Here at Connectronics, our main focus is customer service. In order to serve our customers at the highest level, we work to continually improve upon everyday methods. When it comes to organizational tools, a Japanese system called 5S has been shown to increase productivity, while keeping things organized, clean, and constantly improving. We are happy to implement some of these proven successful principals into our company processes and procedures. Here’s the breakdown…

Each “S” stands for the following:

1. Seiri – Sorting, Clearing, and Classifying
2. Seiton – Straightening, Simplifying, Setting in Order, and Configuring
3. Seiso – Sweeping, Shining, Scrubbing, Cleaning and Checking
4. Seiketsu – Standardizing, Stabilizing, Conforming
5. Shitsuke – Sustaining, Self-Discipline, Customizing, and Practicing

These five steps help to organize the workplace and working practices, creating a more efficient way of functioning. In English, the 5S can be roughly translated as Clearing, Configuring, Cleaning & Checking, Conformity & Finality, and Customizing & Practicing. According to the Kaizen Institute, the five steps follow this structure:

Sorting – Distinguishing the difference between what is needed and what isn’t needed in the area
Straightening – Arranging essential items so they are readily available and easy to use, in addition to identifying where items belong and making sure they get back to where they belong when a task is finished
Shining – Cleaning the equipment and workplace to ensure it stays in order and is easy to see anything that may be defective
Standardizing – Repeatedly reviewing the first three standards
Sustaining – Abiding by the rules to ensure standards and met and improvements are continually happening

Here at Connectronics, we look forward to implementing a fine combination of these practices. We are proud to better serve our customers in all industries we work with, such as avionics, aerospace, analytical instruments, defense, industrial, medical, nuclear, radar, oil exploration, and stage lighting.

For all the latest happening here at Connectronics, don’t forget to follow our blog, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on LinkedIn, or click here to contact us directly.


St. Elmo’s Fire is a weather phenomenon in which luminous plasma is created by a coronal discharge from a sharp or pointed object in a strong electric field in the atmosphere (such as those generated by thunderstorms or created by a volcanic eruption).”

What scientists have come to know is that St. Elmo’s Fire is an electrical discharge that occurs because of ionization of gas (most of the time air) surrounding the conductor that is electrically charged, and can occur in high voltage systems. The corona ensues because the trapped air can’t be removed. Because of the ionization, corona discharge has a detrimental effect on equipment. Not only can it degrade equipment to the point of electrical breakdown, but it can also cause electrical interference.

Corona happens most frequently with coaxial types of cables. Because there are many individual strands inside the cable (conductor and shielding), there are many opportunities for air to become trapped and it is almost impossible to remove it. When the cables are mechanically assembled, it is difficult to eliminate the air between the high electrical potential conductor and the shield ground.

Connectronics’ Corona Line was designed to eradicate the corona effect by using over molded configurations to eliminate the air. A shield termination addresses electrical stress from strands captured between the inner and outer ferrule. A semiconductive layer over the center conductor allows the semiconductive layer and center conductor to be very close to the same potential thus nullifying the opportunity for the air to ionize. Corona free cables need to be used with a compatible termination process in order to create a reliable cable that is corona free. One crucial spot where air needs to be eliminated is at the interface between the plug and receptacle. This problem is removed by using a tapered interface to exclude air by allowing the mating halves to expel the air as they mate to one another; in theory creating a homogenous mass of dielectric insulation.

At Connectronics we service and work with industries such as aerospace, the Department of Defense, entertainment, medical, nuclear, underwater, and industrial. We offer high voltage connectors, high current connectors, underwater cables and connectors, specialized connectors, Wiremax high voltage lead wires, and more. To find the right connector and cable assembly for your job, contact Connectronics and talk to one of the professionals that make up our over 300 years of combined experience with connectors and interconnect experience.


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.


Connector Image for March 2015 BlogThe energy industry is involved in many different projects to create the power the world will need for the future. We all know that fossil fuels are limited and that it is important to develop sustainable energy sources. Solar and wind are viable sources of renewable energy, but they require more energy into a system than it can put out. Researchers have been working on developing the theory of net energy and are close to making it a reality.

One of the most ambitious energy projects going on today is ITER. ITER means ‘the way’ in Latin and is the collaboration of 35 nations to build the world’s largest tokamak, a “magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars.” A fusion power plant would produce net energy, meaning that the total energy in a fusion power pulse is greater than the energy required to run the machine. Basically, more power is generated from less input.

This international experiment began in 1985 with ITER Members made up of China, the EU, Japan, India, Russia, Korea, and the U.S. Located in Southern France, the ITER facility is now in the process of being constructed. One million components made up of 10 million parts are being assembled for integration into the ITER machine.

Connectronics is proud to be one of the companies working with the ITER team on bringing this new idea to life. We are working with the design team on connectors that will be integral for running this innovative fusion device. The specialized connectors we manufacture are capable of meeting the challenges of this new idea for energy generation.

It is an honor to be asked to participate in this global initiative. Connectronics brings the required engineering design, testing, manufacturing, and quality capabilities to the table for a highly important project such as this one. For the highest quality high voltage, high current, or specialized connectors available today, contact Connectronics!

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