PARIS AIR SHOW. Fischer Connectors, maker of push-pull circular connectors and cable assembly solutions, is showcasing products designed to meet growing needs for faster, more powerful, and smaller solutions in aerospace applications at the International Paris Air Show. Connectivity, for both data and power transmission, is a key theme at the show, as the industry moves ever closer to all-electric aircraft.
On Fischer Connectors’ stand (D165, Hall 4), visitors are discovering the new Fischer MiniMax Series USB 3.0 and the new Fischer UltiMate Series Power and get a preview of the LP360 wearable connectivity technology to be launched this summer in the new Fischer Freedom Series. These products also come with Fischer Connectors’ recently published white paper on Data Transmission, packed with useful data to help customers make informed choices.
Working closely with customers to address their pain points, Fischer Connectors continues to push the limits of innovation with these new products:
The lightweight, high-density Fischer MiniMax Series has been extended with a new dedicated USB 3.0 contact block in the 08 size connector, a robust, IP68-sealed solution that meets needs for even faster signal speeds, higher performance and greater functionality in small devices. With a multiple combination of signal and power contacts and three locking systems, it is small, light and easy to use. It is being used, for example, in:
Miniature computers to replace standard input/output connectors and achieve full compliance with demanding USB 3.0 data protocols
High-performance cameras used outdoors in harsh environments to ensure a rugged, sealed interface from the camera to the recoding unit.
The ultra-rugged, compact Fischer UltiMate Series has been extended with two high-power configurations, thus improving the power supply alongside signals. It enables the full integration of UltiMate connectors into all applications, offering even more flexibility with new configurations of 2x contacts of 26 Amps each or 3x contacts of 16 Amps each, both combined with 3x signal contacts. With IP68/69 or hermetic sealing, and 360°C EMC shielding, it is able to withstand high levels of shock, vibration, corrosion and temperature extremes over 10,000 mating cycles. It is being used, for example, in: anew field radio, jointly developed by Fischer Connectors and a key customer, to optimize power connectivity.
Fischer Connectors has entered into an official partnership with SolarStratos, a solar-powered plane designed to fly into the stratosphere in 2019. Read more at http://www.intelligent-aerospace.com/articles/2017/06/fischer-connectors-provides-mission-critical-connectivity-helping-solarstratos-solar-powered-plane-reach-edge-of-space.html
The new rugged LP360 connector is low profile, allowing for easy integration into clothing and 360-degree mating to optimize cable management. By eliminating the key code, it can be mated, routed and plugged in any direction, ensuring that the cable can always go straight to the device. Fully cleanable on the receptacle and plug side, it is easy to use and maintain. It can be used, for example, in:
Pilot suits and tactical vests to avoid twists and turns in the cables, eliminate tangles, reduce clutter and improve usability, making equipment lighter and faster to set up.
During the tradeshow, visitors can discover Fischer FiberOptic Series rugged fiber-optic solutions available with 1, 2, or 4 fibers or in a hybrid version, designed to provide premium optical performance even in harsh environments. With IP68 sealing (mated) or IP67 (unmated) and APC and UPC polishing, the FiberOptic connectors are easy to mate, maintain and clean on the move. They can be used, for example, in:
Structural control, vibration, and temperature sensing or Flight Control Systems such as the Fly-By-Light (FBL) control system for high-speed data transmission and for immunity to electromagnetic interference.
Given the increasing application requirements for data transmission at connectivity level, design engineers must understand the different protocols and the available data when it comes to test results. In its recently published White Paper on Data Transmission, Fischer Connectors provides detailed information on how its connectors and cable assembly solutions perform in HDMI, Ethernet and USB tests.
With a growing market presence in the civil and military aviation markets, Fischer Connectors is developing partnerships that focus on meeting current and future market needs, especially for innovative, low-weight, high-performance applications, such as in unmanned aerial vehicle and electric airplanes.
Visitors to Fischer Connectors’ stand can discover two drone applications developed by its customers – Lehmann Aviation’s modular drone, and DSDI’s long-range endurance drone – both of which chose its connectivity solutions to enhance their weight/performance ratio.
They can also find out more about Fischer Connectors’ Official Partnership with SolarStratos, a solar-powered plane designed to fly into the stratosphere in 2019.
Fischer Connectors has been designing, manufacturing and distributing high performance connectors and cable assembly solutions for more than 60 years. Known for their reliability, quality and resistance to extreme environments, Fischer Connectors’ solutions are used in fields requiring faultless quality, such as medical, industrial, instrumentation, audiovisual, transportation, energy, and defense and security. The Group’s head office is in St-Prex, Switzerland (Canton of Vaud), where the Research & Development Center and its manufacturing facilities are located. The Fischer Connectors Group has an international presence with its subsidiaries and a wide network of distributors and agents, as well as its cable assembly sites in Europe, the United States and Asia.