2020 Connector Industry News

Posted by sere on March 17th, 2020

Mouser Electronics is showcasing the newest, most innovative products and technologies for power electronics designs at APEC 2020 March 15–19 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mouser will also promote its most recent Empowering Innovation Together series, hosted by Grant Imahara, along with its latest eBooks, Methods journals, and newsletters featuring exclusive information pertaining to application and prototype development for a speed-to-market advantage. 

HARTING Hannover Messe 2020The HARTING Technology Group will be showcasing new products and smart solutions in support of industrial transformation at HANNOVER MESSE April 20–24. Product highlights include serial parts for the IP20 version of its industrial T1 single-pair Ethernet (SPE) interface in field-assembled and overmolded formats, a corresponding device socket for robust standardized SPE connections, the new Han S heavy-duty connectors for modular battery storage applications, a new 800V/40A industrial DC interface characterized by power and data technology, and new Han configurator customization capabilities for industrial interfaces. HARTING will also celebrate and promote its involvement in the SPE Industrial Partner Network, which has more than doubled its membership in just a few months, rising from seven to 16 after the SPS fair in November 2019, and showcase its partnerships with Smart Factory KL in support of the new DC interface, PerFact in support of developing professional IT solutions for industry and further enabling remote machine maintenance, and Rinspeed in support of taking the next step toward mobility concepts of the future.

TE and RS Components Factory Automation webinarLast week, RS Components and TE Connectivity presented a webinar about how sensors and interconnects are critical to the continued development of industrial automation technologies and the achievement of the increased efficiency, productivity, and profitability they enable. Presenters included Peter Smith, TE’s senior manager of sensor product knowledge and training, and Ruud van den Brink, product manager, industrial communications, TE. The webinar is now available on-demand.

IPC is inviting innovators, technologists, materials suppliers, electrical engineers, and academics to submit technical conference abstracts for IPC E-TEXTILES 2020, which will take place September 29–30 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event is specifically interested in e-textiles for health, medical, athletics, automotive, military, and aerospace applications and in input from connector experts amongst other electronics industry personnel. Abstracts and course proposals are due April 10.

IPC APEX ExpoIPC is also inviting engineers, researchers, academics, technical experts, and industry leaders to submit technical conference abstracts and course proposals for IPC APEX EXPO 2021, which will take place January 23–28, 2021 at the San Diego Convention Center. Topics for technical conference papers and professional development courses include automation in electronics manufacturing, counterfeit electronics, e-textiles, high speed, high frequency, high signal integrity, miniaturization, nanotechnology, optoelectronics, robotics, wearables, and more. Technical conference paper abstracts are due June 20 and course proposals are due June 8.

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