Smiths Interconnect expands its range of environmentally sealed products for demanding environments.
Smiths Interconnect has announced the expansion of its renowned REP connector series for rail and industrial applications with the addition of a new qualified option, the EasyREP.
The REP series of multipole, sealed, plastic connectors, is known in the market for its ability to provide a quick and secure connection for embedded equipment in a wide range of applications such as sensors, brakes, lighting, air conditioning, and communications, in the industrial, rail, test and measurement, automotive, and public works sectors. It has a reputation for its superior performance and high number of mating cycles (over 20,000), thanks to Hypertac® hyperboloid contact technology.
Today a number of rail and industrial applications do not require high-cycle life as a technical requirement but still require compliance with the railway standard of 500 cycles and other important qualified features. “These are the kind of applications that Smiths Interconnect intends to serve with the Easy REP connectors”, said Mark Kelleher, Vice President and General Manager of the Connector Business Unit at Smiths Interconnect.
“EasyREP connectors offer the qualified design, reliability, compliance with industry standards, and ease of use of the REP connector series with the addition of a value aligned contact technology which provides a high current rating up to 18A and a reliable signal integrity with no contact interruption above 50 ns”, he added.
Available in 3 sizes of 2, 6 and 12 contact positions, the new EasyREP option features the MR contact, a screw machined contact of 1,5mm diameter available for cross section cables from 0.75 to 2.5 mm² (18-13AWG). It offers the proven electrical performance required by the industry standards plugs in terms of insulation resistance, Dieletric Withstand Voltage, Current Carrying, Low Level Current Resistance, and mating cycles (up to 500).