ELECTRONICA 2008 PREVIEW: HALL B3 – STAND 133 Industrial, railway and military connectors to be displayed on PEI-Genesis stand

At this year’s Electronica exhibition, international assembling distributor PEI-Genesis will be featuring a comprehensive line-up of leading manufacturers’ industrial, railway and military connectors, all of which are available with the company’s renowned 48-hour connector assembly service.

For industrial applications, PEI-Genesis will be showing the Amphenol 62IP range of miniature bayonet-lock connectors, which offer IP67 environmental protection and a moulded thermoplastic construction with a smooth, low-lustre black finish that requires no additional plating. Neoprene rubber is used for the insert material, and the connectors are supplied with gold-plated solder-bucket contacts.

These RoHS-compliant connectors are available in shell sizes 8, 10 and 12 with up to ten contacts. They are rated for a minimum of 500 mating cycles and can withstand exposure to salt spray for up to 500 hours.

Demonstrating PEI’s rail-industry capability will be ITT’s versatile CIR series multipin connectors, which can be configured with a wide variety of inserts and contacts to provide electrical, fibre-optic or pneumatic interconnections. Designed specifically for the hostile environment of railway applications, the VEAM CIR connectors feature a positive-lock/quick-disconnect bayonet coupling mechanism and achieve high shock and vibration resistance without the need for lock wires.

The display of military connectors on the PEI-Genesis stand will be spearheaded by ITT’s VEAM PT (Pattern 105) range of military audio connectors, which are widely used in fighting vehicles and ground-based military communications equipment such as the MoD’s Clansman and Bowman radio systems. Providing a lightweight yet rugged construction, the VEAM PT connectors feature aluminum shells with a choice of cadmium olive drab or green zinc cobalt plating for excellent corrosion resistance.