Amphenol’s New Amphe-Armor Over-molded Rugged Circular Connector Series Designed for Harsh, Rugged Applications

November 02, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
SIDNEY, N.Y., October 2007 — Amphenol Industrialís new over-molded Amphe-Armor series features superior durability and water tight construction to withstand the harshest environments and demanding applications. Amphenol Industrial manufactures an extensive line of high reliability connectors and interconnection systems.

The field-installable, field-repairable Amphe-Armor series, currently available in a variety of shell sizes and contacts with either a PT or a GT insert option, is ideal for a multitude of applications. These range from geophysical, machine tool, railway and motor control environments to energy control systems, meteorology and sewage treatment.

In addition to the rugged, over-molded housing, constructed of high-impact glass-filled thermoplastic, these IP67-rated connectors feature a solder wire termination and heavy-duty coupling nut. Custom colors are available for usersí unique applications. The Amphe-Armor series operates in a temperature range from -55°C to +125°C (-67°F to 267°F).

Amphenolís PT miniature bayonet connectors offer twice the number of contacts in just half the size of a standard connector. GT reverse bayonet coupling connectors have an audible and tactile full mating feature for positive coupling assurance.

The GT versions are also available as Amphe-Powerô connectors with RADSOK® technology that can handle up to 50% higher amperages than MS-standard products, or from 50 Amps to over 1,000 Amps of continuous duty.

Pricing for the Amphe-Armor series starts at $55 per unit. Delivery is two to four weeks ARO.
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EDITORíS NOTE: Amphenol Industrial Operations, headquartered in a 675,000 square foot facility in Sidney, NY, provides a full range of high reliability connectors and interconnection systems specifically for the industrial markets including base stations, rail/mass transit, process control, automotive manufacturing, heavy equipment, and petrochemical/power generation. Products include ruggedized-for-industry cylindrical, fiber optic, rectangular, and industrialized versions of Amphenolís MIL-C-5015 cylindrical, MIL-C-26482 miniature cylindrical and GT reverse bayonet cylindrical connectors. It employs more than 1,400 people and is both ISO9001 and MIL-STD-790 certified. Amphenol Industrial Operations is a division of Amphenol Corporation, Wallingford, CT, one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with year 2006 sales topping $2.5 billion.