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TTI introduces local assembly to speed access to customised connectors

TTI, a distributor of passive, plug-in, electromechanical, discrete, power supplies and sensor components is to strengthen its value-added services by handling their assembly in its facility in Munich will cut lead times for the highly customisable parts.

European customers will get faster and more cost-effective access to Souriau’s 851 series of rugged connectors thanks to the company's decision to start assembling the parts in its Munich facility.

Souriau’s 851 series bayonet connectors are designed for use in rugged applications, such as road-building equipment, machine tools and robotics, military telecommunications systems, water-measurement equipment, aircraft, and the oil and gas industry. They are qualified to the US MIL-DTL-26482H standard and designed to survive at least 500 mate/un-mate cycles. They will withstand salt-water spray for up to 500 hours while maintaining mechanical and electrical functionality, as well as RoHS compliance.

The Souriau 851 connector system offers a wide degree of customisation, which means designers can specify it to closely match their application’s needs. For example, the connector can be specified with between 2 and 61 contacts, so that both power and signal transmission can be handled in a single connector to reduce system complexity and minimise component and installation costs.

The 851 series is available in three main families: environmental, hermetic and PC tail versions. There are multiple options within each family for the type of shell the connector should have, the backshell that should go with it, the shell size, the number, type and arrangement of the contacts, the connector’s orientation, materials and connection methods (crimp vs solder).

TTI’s decision to strengthen its value-added distribution strategy by handling the assembly of the Souriau 851 series connectors in their German facility will enable it to help customers navigate the variety of options on offer, receive prototypes quickly and then ramp to volume quickly once the initial specification has been validated.

Neil Tyler

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