It's a bit of a loaded question – that's because the best options for industrial and commercial connectors will always depend entirely on your circumstances. Luckily, Interconnect Systems is renowned for the huge level of customisation available for the products we offer, meaning that no matter your purpose, we've got the connector to suit it.
Each of our connectors is manufactured in a wide range of styles, with many available in both commercial and military-specific models. Used for applications including power, signal, data, and fibre optic, and manufactured in many different styles, as well as with different coupling methods and insert arrangements, our selection is as versatile as they come. Since they can even be used for cross-purposes, our mil-spec connectors have often been used for industrial settings, and vice versa. Here are just a few of the products we offer, along with the details about their designs, and the many features they offer:
By utilising electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) to ensure that the performance of the device is never decreased as a result of electromagnetic interference (EMI), our filter connectors deliver clear, uninterrupted data streams with total precision. We currently distribute a number of filter connectors designed by Glenair, perhaps the finest manufacturer in our industry and do so with the fastest lead-times available.
Some of the filter connectors currently available via Interconnect Systems include: The MIL-DTL-38999 Series IV Type, the MIL-DTL-26482 Series 2 Type, the MIL-DTL-83723 Series II Type, and the Series 80 Mighty Mouse. All have been made available for filter types Pi, L-C, C-L, and C; and are also available with both filter and transient suppression packaging. All feature an extremely broad range of standard operating temperature, fully capable in environments from -55 to +125 C with some even capable of operating at temperatures higher than that max level.
Designed to operate at top levels in even the harshest settings, our hermetic connectors are designed to protect equipment located in extremely controlled environments by maintaining an air-tight seal that even the roughest flight conditions would be unable to break through. We're able to offer numerous styles of the hermetic connector, all of which can be outfitted with an equally wide variety of standard contacts, including thermocouple contacts.
Our hermetic connectors have also been manufactured by Glenair, who purposefully provide hermetic solutions for nearly every other circular and rectangular MS type connector series they produce once again increasing your options, and allowing for even further customisation. Manufactured in stainless steel, titanium, and kovar, they are the ideal solution to ensure continued operation no matter the conditions surrounding them.
The "Powertrip" connector
Among the most advanced products available for interconnection processes today, the Glenair Series 970 PowerTrip offers top-level mechanical and electrical performance designed specifically to withstand the harsh environmental power often faced by military systems. Every iteration of the connector features triple-start mating threads, crimp rear-release contacts, and crucially, improved EMI protection. Designed with 360 degree turning for full mating, and with reduced size and weight compared to its predecessors, the PowerTrip has received nothing but rave reviews from its many users.
Of course, the PowerTrip is not beneficial solely for military usage but is also ideal for various purposes including power distribution units, hybrid electric motors, and many other high-current applications. Available from Interconnect with a typically wide range of customisation options regarding materials and finish, the PowerTrip truly is among the best options on the market for both industrial and commercial connectors.
Our large selection of rectangular Micro-D connectors and assemblies, which includes both commercial and MIL-DTL-83513 qualified models, can suit nearly any environment. With high current ratings and low circuit resistance, they've been proven to maintain peak performance for a range of different applications.
Other features include optimised EMI/RFI shielding, enhanced corrosion and damage resistance, a uniquely broad operating temperature, and improved vibration and shock performance. Special applications for our Micro-D connectors include Combo for High Power and hermetic use. Typically manufactured from plastic, but also made available in a range of metals and other finishes, the Micro-D sized connectors and assemblies have been proven to excel for a diverse variety of performance specifications.
Military D-subminiature connectors
Among the most widely used connectors in the military, aerospace, commercial and industrial fields alike, our Mil-qualified D-subminiature connectors are also available in a wide range of customisable styles. Now available in solder and crimp removable contact configurations, as well as in both standard and high-density layouts, the D-subminiature is yet another extremely versatile piece of technology.
At Interconnect Systems, we pride ourselves on our ability to personalise the products you're looking for to ensure they'll provide you and your own team with products that ideally suit your given task. No matter if you're purchasing for industrial, military, or other purposes, we'll help you to find streamlined and simple solutions for any connection point necessary to your operations.