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A Blog on Industrial Ethernet Connectors

Ethernet is becoming one of the mist widely adopted methods of data transfer in interconnection.  It’s high bandwidth and long-established standards it makes for easy adoption into modern connected devices. With the drive towards every device being internet ready adding smart elements to products is becoming a must.  The modern connected home relies on Ethernet […]


A Blog On Expanded Beam Fibre Optics

Many of you may be familiar with traditional networking fibre optics but you may not be so familiar with Expanded Beam Technology. This week I want to introduce you to a powerful system originally designed for use in harsh environments but can easily be adopted for traditional networking and OEM Product design where copper based […]


New M12 Push-Pull Connector Standard

Molex, Phoenix Contact, Murrelektronik, and Binder are driving the standardization of a non-proprietary push-pull connection system. M12 Connectors are traditionally screw connectors however the new standard paves the way for push-pull interlocks.  This is going to open up the M12 connector to many new markets such as products designed for harsh ambient environments. The interlock […]


Grey is the new Green with Amphenol Industrial Gray ZnNi Circular Connectors

Amphenol Industrial Gray Zinc Nickel (ZnNi) Circular Connectors provide Cadmium free RoHS compliant harsh environment plating. These ZnNi plating connectors were originally developed for Harsh Marine Environments and therefore feature a -65°C to +200°C temperature range as well as rated at 500 hours of salt spray. These connectors offer less than 2.5mΩ conductivity and consist […]


A Guide on Industrial v Mill Spec Connectors

In the world of interconnection there are two very similar series of connectors with their own specification and standards and they are very similar in application and specification.   This is the industrial and military specification connectors. Recently there has been a drive in the MOD Industry to reduce costs while maintaining quality and the industrial […]


New (ish) Product Innovations!

This week’s blog is all about innovation. However, the innovation I bring you is not new.  I know this does not sound right at all, but keep reading. If like me you believe the best things are simple and done well you’ll love this new product innovation – the Souriau Hermetic Feed-through (Solder Contacts on […]

On UL Listed and UL Recognized cable

  In a previous blog post I discussed UL Wire types. However, something that does seem to come up is the question of “What is the difference between UL Listed and UL Recognized?” The answer to this question is answered with the help of Lütze Ltd, a German manufacturer of cable specialising in the area of […]


Weidmüller RockStar® Connectors

  You want to be a Rock star, right?  Well now you can, with Weidmüller RockStar® Connectors! Every now and then a new product comes onto the market that is similar to other products, in a competitive market, yet has one simple difference that blows away the competition! Enter the Weidmüller RockStar®, a range of […]