Rugged connectors for extreme environments

David Cianciolo answers the 10 most frequently asked questions related to rugged connectors

Metal fasteners for extreme conditions

Refractory metal fasteners suithigh temperature, high voltage, magnetism, and harsh corrosive environments

Pins are alternative to screws in compact electronics

Provide alternatives to micro screws by eliminating the typically costly issues associated with threaded hardware

Moulding a 2 metre seal to ±1mm

TRP’s range of computer controlled moulding equipment has allowed this degree of precision that would normally be associated with much smaller components

Flexible adhesive preforms

Multi-Seals Inc has introduced an alternative to liquid adhesives for component assembly

Polycarbonate non-luer quick disconnect couplings

SMC is a twist-to-connect coupling that provides a reliable and more secure alternative to traditional luer-type connections

Sticking with it

Clever design and clever chemistry have helped to develop ways of fastening that could revolutionise the way that components are put together. Lou Reade reports

Pneumatic hydraulic riveting tool

A failsafe riveting process is facilitated by GESIPA’s Process Control technology added to its Taurus Tools

Anti-vandal swinghandle latches

Improved design incorporating Haptic principles for improved operation and feel

Adhesives meet safety standard

SCIGRIP adhesives accredited with new European Fire Smoke Toxicity Standard

Keeping screws and bolts tight in every situation

ThreadLoc system is Arnold Umformtechnik's range of chemical and mechanical thread locking technologies

Creating repeatable consistent heat sink joints

As microchips continue to become more complex and faster the heat generated by them and how to effectively secure the heat sink so it dissipates the heat as efficiently as possible continues to be a design dilemma

Ultralight miniature connector for aeronautics

The new microComp Quicklatch is a 100 per cent composite miniature quick connector designed particularly for use on in-flight entertainment screens aboard commercial aircraft.

Fastener coating protects against corrosion

Fasteners are essential in keeping machines running properly in harsh conditions; Bossard’s stainless steel fasteners exhibit no thread galling and ecosyn-lubric coating protects against corrosion

Coated fasteners components for wind units

For years wind energy has been the poster child for sustainable energy generation. Now Eastern Europe is catching up: in Romania the largest onshore wind park in Europe is currently taking shape

Self-clinching pilot pins

Provide hardware solutions suit positioning, alignment or pivot applications

Reinforced polyamide detent position hinges

Elsa's CFV may be mounted with either countersunk head or hex head screws



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