Southern Manufacturing exhibition 2016
New LEMO 12-way 0B connector 9.5mm diameter being introduced at SME.
LEMO is showcasing its latest products and initiatives at the show, producing even smaller connectors whilst maintaining or improving connector performance, along with products for newly-acquired specialist cable manufacturer, Northwire Industries.
Northwire offer special cables to customer requirements in small quantities and on a fast turn-round, thus complementing the range of connectors and enabling LEMO UK to offer customers complete complete solutions, including overmoulding assemblies. Northwire have many years experience of manufacturing cables for a wide range of industries, including Medical, Test & Measurement, Defence, Robotics and Automation. Quality approvals include ISO9001 and AS9100C.
The latest "Tiny Trio" of LEMO connector developments are based around smaller diameter contacts though still having high contact ratings due to the continued use of the unique LEMO contact design, with the inbuilt spring ensuring continuous contact even with high vibration.
Consequently LEMO have firstly been able to squeeze 5 contacts each rated to 1.5A into their tiny 00 series which is only 6mm diameter, making it ideal for communications and other equipment where very small yet tough connectors are required for handling signals. Additionally (on show for the first time at Southern Manufacturing exhibition) LEMO are now able to offer 12 contacts in the 0B series which is only 9.5mm diameter, also 1.5A continuous rated.
The second new range from LEMO is the waterproof T Series, which is based upon the long and widely established B Series connectors, incorporating the original LEMO push-pull latching connection technology and including an inner sleeve and additional sealing to provide protection against water ingress to IP68 level when mated. The 0T Series was the first of the T Series to be made available, and other larger sizes will be at the show for the first time.