Highlights : New field-ready solutions for unparalleled functionality and ruggedness in extreme environments

The global connectivity solution provider Fischer Connectors has extended its flagship series of ultra-rugged and harsh-environment connectors with two new products: the Fischer UltiMate™ 80, a field-ready NATO STANAG 4695-compatible connector offering unparalleled functionality and ruggedness in comparison with similar harsh-environment quick-release connectors; and the standard Fischer UltiMate™ connector now available in size 15 with various pin layouts of up to 27 signal and power contacts.

Intermateable with other NATO STANAG 4695 connectors, the field-ready Fischer UltiMate™ 80 connector comes in two layouts featuring 6 or 7 signal and power contacts (size 08) with up to AWG 22. Engineered in Switzerland, it offers an ultra-rugged, lightweight and IP68-sealed connectivity solution for any harsh environment, especially for defense & security applications and soldier modernization programs. Its design is exceptionally rugged by any market standards and compliant with MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-202, providing environmental and mechanical performance and endurance that outperform by far other suppliers’ similar connectors:

  • Ruggedness: high resistance to corrosion (500h salt mist), up to 10,000 mating cycles for the plug / 5,000 for the receptacle, random vibration 7.7 Grms, shock resistant (100 G), cable bending resistance (+/-90° for 5000   cycles), temperature (-55 °C to +135 °C), triple key coding
  •  Light weight: housing material in aluminum: 2,7 g
  •  Environmental sealing: connector Ingress Protection mated and unmated: IP68 sealing 2m/24h.

The Fischer UltiMate™ 80 connector comes as a pre-cabled plug, and a pre-cabled and/or panel receptacle.

As for the new Fischer UltiMate™ connector in size 15, it meets special power and high-speed data requirements for further design and technology developments with various contact layouts (2, 4, 8, 4+12 or 27 signal and power contacts).

These new connectors are part of the world-renowned rugged, compact, and lightweight Fischer UltiMate™ Series used to ruggedize technology for field operations in extreme environments. Environmentally sealed to resist extreme shocks and vibrations, these durable and reliable connectors are ideal to interconnect devices, equipment, hubs and embedded electronic systems where weight matters, for example in defense & security, industrial, instrumentation, marine & underwater, as well as robotics and unmanned vehicles.

The Fischer UltiMate™ connectors’ resin-sealed contact block offers extreme sealing (up to IP68 / IP69 even unmated, gastight, CBRN decontamination), high shock and vibration resistance, as well as superior cable resistance in terms of traction.

With the new Fischer UltiMate™ 80, Fischer Connectors has been able to design a highly reliable and costeffective product offering best value for money. The new Fischer UltiMate™ in size 15 features up to 27 signal and power contacts.

More info:

Fischer Connectors’ press release and HD/web images can be downloaded here (Dropbox).

About Fischer Connectors

For more than 65 years, the people of Fischer Connectors have been reimagining connectivity, turning customers’ challenges into success stories with innovative technologies, quality products and collaborative customer support.

Since 1954, Fischer Connectors has designed, manufactured and distributed rugged connect ors and cable assemblies that help customers around the world produce reliable, high-performance electronic devices. The connectivity solutions are especially suitable for applications requiring faultless precision, durability and resistance to extreme conditions, including defense and security, medical, industrial, instrumentation, audiovisual, transportation, and energy.

Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland (Canton of Vaud), where its R&D Center and manufacturing facilities are also located, the Fischer Connectors Group has cable assembly sites in EMEA, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. The Group also includes local subsidiaries and a wide network of distributors and agents all  over the world.

www.fischerconnectors.com

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