Push-pull connectors save space and time

Paul Boughton

Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, the UK-based manufacturer of RF and waterproof connectors offers one of the most complete range of push-pull connectors available to design, system and test engineers.

Intelliconnect push-pull connectors have many advantages over screw and locking types. They offer panel designers space savings as there is no need for a coupling-tool or locking by hand and fast and easy mating and un-mating for portable and test equipment as well as systems with frequently changing set-ups. Push-pull connectors also simplify assembly during production and offer the ability to replace or upgrade sub-assemblies on the factory floor.

Applications for Intelliconnect push-pull connectors include military and aerospace, industrial and medical nuclear systems, marine (including radar) SCADA and telematics, audio, safety and test equipment.[Page Break]

Intelliconnect offer four main types of push-pull connectors. A 7.0mm Nim Camac type high voltage miniature connector series designed in accordance with NIM-CAMAC CD/N549 standard. The ABMS series of rugged sub-miniature connectors for use with with small, semi-rigid and flexible cables which may be used in FDA approved medical applications. The BMA sub-miniature connector series for use with small semi-rigid cables that have very low VSWR up to 22 GHz. And finally the sub-miniature SMB series designed to be compatible with small semi-rigid and flexible cables including RG316, RG174 and RG196. The SMB plugs have female contacts while the jacks have male contacts.

All Intelliconnect push-pull connectors are waterproof to IP68/NEMA 6 (minimum 10m depth for 4 hours) and are available in PCB, surface, edge, press fit and bulkhead mount configurations and are ideal for use in rack and panel applications.[Page Break]

Roy Philips, Managing Director of Intelliconnect, comments: ”Our push-pull connectors offer very flexible solutions for end users and allow designers to make maximum use of panel space. They are a perfect solution in confined spaces or when frequent system re-configuration is required.”

Intelliconnect design and manufacture their complete connector range in the UK and offer fast, flexible and reliable delivery times from local stock. Short manufacturing lead-times are standard, reducing inventory costs, with Kanban and JIT available. A low carbon footprint is maintained as all components are sourced in the UK.

Intelliconnect also manufacture the market leading Pisces range of waterproof RF connectors, coaxial adaptors to facilitate inter-series connection and gender change etc. dust-caps and offer value added services including custom cable assemblies.

For more information, visit www.intelliconnect.co.uk