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Gigabit jumpers: key links in new-generation on-train networks

Ethernet communications links are now being used widely both within trains and for inter-car connections (Fig.1). The first generation of these...

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HARTING’s har-flex® connector is key to versatile interfacing for Peak Production

HARTING’s har-flex® PCB connector system is a key component in a new versatile interface developed by Peak Production Equipment, the Letchworth-based...

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Hybrid connector interfaces for Integrated Industry

Hybrid interfaces such as USB or Power over Ethernet (PoE) are familiar through their use in the IT sector for combining the transmission of both data...

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Intelligence in the connector: integrating RFID into the production environment

Concepts of the future such as Industry 4.0 place high demands on the performance of the supply infrastructure. At the same time, the need for...

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Meeting tough market demands

The need for increased flexibility in the modern manufacturing environment, along with the trend for decentralisation of automation facilities, is...

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Selectively loaded connectors for design flexibility

The industrial environment has seen a growth in the number and types of IT applications in areas such as controllers, measuring and monitoring...

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Miniature PCB termination technology with added flexibility

Today’s industrial connectors need to combine more and more functions into a smaller space, and at the same time have to provide high data transfer...

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Connector housings ensure reliability in wind turbines

Modern wind turbines consist of a large number of highly specialised individual components, and the efficiency of the overall system depends to a...

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Connectivity for the smart network infrastructure

Connectivity in industry is based on three “lifelines” - data, power and signals - and linking these lifelines optimally with reliable connections,...

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Standardising connectivity in industrial networks

Connectors for use in industrial data networks not only have to meet the demands for higher performance: they also have to function reliably in all...

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