Connectors simplify system assembly and reduce manufacturing time

16-10-2017 | Cliff Electronics | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Cliff Electronics offers system integrators 1U, 19” rack panels pre-assembled with up to 16 of their FT connectors to simplify system assembly, reduce manufacturing time, component count and cost.

The panels have 16mm x 24mm holes to accept the XLR format connectors with options of threaded M3x0.50 or #4-40 UNC mounting bushes. A connector labelling strip is located on the front and a cable strain relief bar is fitted at the rear.

With applications including Broadcast and AV ‘patch panels’ and MIL, medical, control and instrumentation signal input/output panels etc. the 1U assemblies can be factory loaded with the specific connectors required by the system designer including BNC, single or dual USB or RJ45 with internal cable harnesses available as a special order.

John Hall, managing director of Cliff Electronics, comments; “Our FT connector range has been very successful and we are introducing new versions regularly. Customers are now asking us to provide pre-assembled panels to simplify their procurement and system building and we are very happy to respond. Our pre-loaded Feedthrough connector panels allow our customers to order a single assembly to meet their connectivity requirements instead of having to order large numbers of components, fabricating a rack panel and assembling it.”

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