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New Backshells Developed for Military & Aerospace Applications

Published: 17 Jun 2021 by

TE Connectivity TXR swept elbow backshellsTE Connectivity has launched its new range of Tinel ring swept elbow backshells designed for screened cables in military and aerospace applications such as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and unmanned systems. The TXR swept elbow backshells offer the potential for up to 20% weight savings over traditional backshells.

Complementing TE’s series of banding backshells, the TXR swept elbow backshells provide constant internal radius and a smooth internal bore using investment casting. They are designed to allow for uncoupling during repairs, which helps reduce damage to the boot, resulting in a simple and fast termination option.

TE’s Tinel ring swept elbow backshells suit a wide range of circular connectors, and are available in multiple shell sizes and plating configurations. Those include MIL-DTL-38999 series III and IV as well as MIL-DTL-26482 series II. TXR40 series also meets AS85049 category 3B sealing requirements.

Carina Logan, product manager for TE’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine division, commented: “The weight savings of TXR swept elbow backshells offer aerospace and defense market engineers the advantage to design within increasingly crowded spaces. These backshells also offer overall 360° screening against EMI/RFI for customers in high vibration applications with large wire bundles.”

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