Field-ready solutions for functionality and ruggedness in extreme environments

21-04-2021 | Fischer Connectors | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Fischer Connectors has extended its series of ultra-rugged and harsh-environment connectors with two new products: the Fischer UltiMate 80, a field-ready NATO STANAG 4695-compatible connector providing exceptional functionality and ruggedness when compared with similar harsh-environment quick-release connectors; and the standard Fischer UltiMate connector now offered in size 15 with multiple pin layouts of up to 27 signal and power contacts.

Intermateable with other NATO STANAG 4695 connectors, the field-ready connector is offered in two layouts featuring six or seven signal and power contacts (size 08) with up to AWG 22. It provides an ultra-rugged, lightweight and IP68-sealed connectivity solution for any harsh environment, particularly for defence and security applications and soldier modernisation programs. Its design is particularly rugged by any market standards and compliant with MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-202, offering environmental and mechanical performance and endurance claimed to outperform other suppliers’ similar connectors.

The connector is supplied as a pre-cabled plug and a pre-cabled and/or panel receptacle. As for the new connector in size 15, it satisfies special power and high-speed data demands for further design and technology developments with multiple contact layouts (2, 4, 8, 4+12 or 27 signal and power contacts).

These new connectors are part of this rugged, compact, and lightweight series employed to ruggedise technology for field operations in extreme environments. Environmentally sealed to withstand extreme shocks and vibrations, these durable and reliable connectors are excellent for interconnecting devices, equipment, hubs and embedded electronic systems where weight matters, such as defence and security, industrial, instrumentation, marine and underwater, as well as robotics and uncrewed vehicles.

The connectors’ resin-sealed contact block provides extreme sealing (up to IP68/IP69 even unmated, gastight, CBRN decontamination), high shock and vibration resistance, as well as superior cable resistance in terms of traction.

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