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Omnetics’ New SureCon 360 Nano-Connectors Pass Shock, Vibration and Immersion Tests

Published: 04 Apr 2013 by

Surecon 360 Nano Connectors

Omnetics, a leading supplier of micro and nano miniature interconnect products, has announced the latest addition to it’s NANO 360° series – the new SureCon 360 connectors.

The SureCon 360° line is a water tight, overmolded form with the ability to withstand high shock and vibration whilst maintaining electrical integrity; these connectors are ideal for the most demanding applications.

To ensure integrity, gold plated contacts are polarized and shrouded by Omnetics’ unique liquid crystal polymer insulators. The over-molded shells have been specifically designed to assist in pre-mating alignment, as well as hold the connectors securely in place to guarantee a watertight seal.

The cable jackets, strain relief system and cable surfaces are specifically designed to maintain flexibility while providing a secure grip.

Connector insulator sizes of 6, 11, and 16 positions are available with cables pre-attached, and body formats include in-line and protruding panel mount shells. Custom wire or cable designs are available as well as custom over-molded handles, and shapes to meet a specific applications.

The new SureCon 360 connectors are designed with pin and socket elements positioned on 25 one-thousands of an inch spacing to reduce size and weight by as much as three times that of the conventional micro-sized circular connectors. Typically, the installed wiring is 32 gauge standard Teflon insulated copper wire and can carry up to 1 ampere of current per line.

Applications range in the military sector from portable equipment on foot soldiers and unmanned aerial vehicles to medical probes, sensors, and detectors. These kinds of applications prefer the smaller connectors on the cables, which are then routed to other tactical or measurement equipment.

Robotics and prosthetic devices also utilize the nano-sized connectors in-line at key joint and bending positions to assist in signal transmission as well as allow quick repair and replacement of the extended portions of the instrument. SureCon offers designs, using high-speed cable that includes shielding and drain wire systems, similar to surfire cabling, to help reduce EMI and provide better transmission of differential signal pairs used in fast transfer of digital images.

The custom designer can also benefit from Omnetics’ Solid Works design service to receive customized images to fit his application specific needs. Omnetics’ goal is to return the new design to the client in two days.

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