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Depuis mars 2020

Vote for him on line!

Martin Wimmers: Nominated for Germany’s "Manager of the Year" for the second time in a row

February 25, 2021
Vote for him on line! Martin Wimmers has been managing Fischer Connectors’ fortunes in Germany for over 17 years now. This passionate solution finder is a true team player and that’s why he’s been nominated for the "Manager of the Year" (“Manager des Jahres”) award twice in a row, in 2020 and 2021, by the German trade magazine "Markt&Technik". The voting system runs on line until March 31, 2021.
Modèles CAO

Fischer Connectors et TraceParts accompagnent les ingénieurs et concepteurs dans le domaine de la connectivité tout au long du cycle de vie du produit

12 février 2021
#connectivitybydesign #reliability #innovation
Communiqué aux médias de TraceParts: De la phase de réflexion, en amont de la conception, jusqu’au déploiement, Fischer Connectors place les besoins de ses clients au cœur de ses préoccupations.
Data speed with maximum reliability

Maximize the speed and reliability of your data

February 5, 2021
#dataspeed #datatransmission #cableassemblies #reliability #ruggedconnectors #harshenvironment #customizedsolutions
With the stunning growth of connected devices worldwide, there’s increasing demand for greater capacity to send and receive information and for high-speed data transmission even in extreme environments.
10 Gbit/s, étanchéité IP68, durabilité

Prochain arrêt: la maintenance prédictive

28 janvier 2021
#datatransmission #dataspeed #railway #IP68sealing #waterproof #harshenvironment #ruggedconnectors #durability #FischerFiberOptic
Afin d’automatiser l’inspection optique des semelles de frein de ses trains, la compagnie ferroviaire nationale du Danemark a installé, dans le ballast des gares d’Odense et de Kolding, des systèmes de scannage de haute technologie développés par ITTH GmbH & Co. KG. Les images sont transmises à un système informatique au moyen des connecteurs hybrides de la gamme Fischer FiberOptic Series.
For any application

High-performance cable assembly solutions for any application

January 22, 2021
#cableassemblies #harshenvironment #medical #defense #industrial #instrumentation #nuclear #oilandgas #energy #customizedsolutions
Fischer Connectors' skilled technical and support teams help you build the perfect cable assembly for your unique application, providing advice through design, prototype, assembly, testing, manufacturing, installation, and beyond.
Lessons learned – by Stuart Doe

Rugged connectivity: lessons I’ve learned from high-end racing

December 16, 2020
#extremesports #sensors #IoT #wearables #innovation #ruggedconnectors #datatransmission #reliability #FischerFiberOptic
On the eve of the 36th America’s Cup World Series race in Auckland, New Zealand, Stuart Doe, Head of Active Solutions, explores the vital role of reliability in sensors and connector solutions for ocean racing. He analyzes how sensors create real-time data for split-second decision making, connected technology and the Internet of (Boating) Things, and the interdependency of innovative technology and connected teams.
Women in engineering

Women in Engineering: special issue of ‘Design World’ features Aemah Badri

December 14, 2020
#womeninengineering #inspiration #diverseculture #inclusiveculture
“Fischer Connectors is not a company where you feel left out just because of your gender,” says Aemah Badri, Manufacturing Manager at Fischer Connectors US, in an interview with Design World. “Different perspectives on the problem are much appreciated, and moreover they are being heard and implemented if they serve the purpose.”
… enables innovation

Connectivity by design enables versatile innovations

December 10, 2020
#connectivitybydesign #innovation #industrial #defense #marine #medical #sensing #FischerFreedom
In ConnectorSupplier’s ‘2020 Interconnect Innovations eBook’, Hassan Fadli from Fischer Connectors shares in-depth engineering insights on the connectivity-by-design approach – an innovation enabler when it comes to co-create connectivity solutions that meet new needs for integration capability, usability and versatility. Four application cases illustrate this.
Étanchéité et herméticité

Connecteurs étanches et hermétiques pour les applications de test et mesure

3 décembre 2020
#harshenvironment #sealing #hermeticity #ruggedconnectors #cableassemblies #customizedsolutions
Lorsque les ingénieurs concepteurs ont besoin de connecteurs circulaires légers et à haute densité adaptés à des conditions environnementales difficiles, ils utilisent les solutions Fischer Connectors aux caractéristiques idéales: -55 °C +150 °C, tests brouillard salin + 1000 h, immergeables jusqu'à 120 m – entre autres.
2nd wave

Cautious optimism as our supply chain holds up well

November 17, 2020
#coronavirus #COVID19 #taskforce #businesscontinuity #supplychain
Our COVID-19 Task Force now has a better understanding of the coronavirus and how best to protect people and our business during this second wave. Our operations and supply chain remain robust, and we’re cautiously optimistic for our shared business success.
Faible encombrement, robustesse, fiabilité, longévité

Connectivité robuste pour chaussures intelligentes

5 novembre 2020
#wearables #IoT #usability #ruggedconnectors #reliability #durability #FischerFreedom
La chaussure de VRaktion est équipée, à l’avant et à l’arrière, de capteurs laser permettant d’avertir l’utilisateur, sur son smartphone ou sa montre connectée, via une liaison Bluetooth, dès qu’il s’approche d’un obstacle. La technologie intégrée dans la chaussure est alimentée par une batterie haute performance rechargée grâce à des connecteurs de la gamme Fischer Freedom™ Series.
Getting it right in any environment

Extreme temperatures: getting connectivity right in any environment

November 3, 2020
#extremetemperature #harshenvironment #reliability #FischerCore #FischerUltiMate #FischerFiberOptic #customizedsolutions
How can you choose the right connectors to operate reliably in extreme cold or extreme heat? Fischer Connectors’ standard and customized connectivity solutions are specially designed to withstand extreme temperatures, so won’t let your equipment down.
… for something new to emerge

Expanding our skills for something new to emerge

October 23, 2020
#ReimagineConnectivity #innovation #careers
We at Fischer Connectors learn a lot from the students we hire for an internship or a Master project. They can have a real impact on our business. And every time there is an opportunity, the collaboration goes well beyond the duration of the project they have been hired for.

Engineers at R&D: meet Marine Bouduban and Romain Paridant de Cauwere

October 23, 2020
#ReimagineConnectivity #innovation #careers
Are you looking for ambitious challenges? Do you want to have an impact on the company you are working for? At Fischer Connectors we believe that we can learn from the talented people we hire. Get inspired by two young engineers working in our R&D Center: Marine Bouduban and Romain Paridant de Cauwere.
Sealed receptacles when unmated

No cap? No problem. Our receptacles are sealed when unmated.

October 16, 2020
#IP68 #sealing #waterproof #harshenvironment #marine
While it's advisable to cap your connectors when not in use, our IP68 and hermetic receptacles are sealed against water entering your device from the front – should you happen to forget caps.
On the move

Unity in diversity

October 7, 2020
#robotics #UAV #UUV #medicaltechnology #durability #versatility #miniaturization #SWaP #IP68sealing #customizedsolutions #FischerCore #FischerFreedom #FischerFiberOptic
In the ‘International Design Engineer’ magazine, Fischer Connectors’ CTO shares his insights on the growing demands on connectivity solutions for robotic applications – which are extremely diverse. The goal is to make components and applications as durable, resilient and robust as possible, whether the robot is permanently installed in a production hall or moves around autonomously outdoors, in the air or underwater.
Maximize reliability, reduce risk

Extreme sealing for maximum reliability & minimum risk

September 24, 2020
#IP68sealing #IP69 #reliability #FischerCore #FischerMiniMax #FischerUltiMate #FischerFiberOptic #FischerFreedom #FischerRuggedFlashDrive #cableassembly
When designing your equipment, choosing the right connectivity solutions with the right type of sealing early in the process is critical for the commercial success and durability of your product. So make informed decisions during your connectivity design project: guaranteeing extreme sealing allows you to maximize reliability and reduce risks.
Work-life purpose

About “purpose”: Alain Lafourcade’s personal story in the ICU

September 17, 2020
#medicaltechnology #reliability
“That day, I clearly realized what ‘purpose’ meant to me”, wrote Alain Lafourcade, President of Fischer Connectors North & South America, in the personal story he recently shared with his LinkedIn community. Three years ago, he was brought to the ICU room’s bedside of a close relative whose life was being maintained by Getinge’s Cardiohelp heart-lung support system.
Get smaller size, less weight and more power

Smaller & smarter: reduce size & weight, increase functionality

September 15, 2020
#miniaturization #durability #functionality #SWaP #cablemanagement #innovation #FischerMiniMax #FischerUltiMate #FischerFiberOptic #FischerFreedom
The need for lighter and smaller devices, which still guarantee optimal performance and reliability, keeps pushing innovation forward in connectivity solutions. Our newly launched products push innovation in miniaturization to the next level of SWaP (Size, Weight & Power), cable management and data transmission.
Facile à manipuler & nettoyer, durable, compact

La fiabilité est essentielle dans les urgences

3 septembre 2020
#medicaltechnology #reliability #usability #versatility #FischerCore
Lorsque la vie d’un patient est en jeu, chaque seconde compte. Pour pouvoir être activé rapidement et facilement, le système mobile d’assistance cardio-pulmonaire Cardiohelp de Getinge doit donc s’appuyer sur une technologie alliant fiabilité et simplicité d’utilisation. Par ailleurs, chaque composant doit être facile à nettoyer et être suffisamment robuste pour résister aux agents de nettoyage agressifs utilisés en milieu médical.
Qualité no.1: la persévérance

Une véritable histoire de persévérance

26 août 2020
#SolarStratos #exploration #perseverance #innovation #ReimagineConnectivity
Les récents succès de SolarStratos – y compris les deux premières mondiales du 25 août – sont le résultat de la persévérance dont a fait preuve l’équipe de projet. La persévérance, c'est la qualité numéro un des vrais explorateurs, lesquels savent allier capacité d'évaluer et de prendre des risques et forte tolérance à l'échec.
Collaboration franco-suisse

Visite en vidéo de Guy Lacroix au siège mondial – avec Edwige Avignon également

20 août 2020
#managingdirector #projectmanagement #engineering
Lors de la réouverture des frontières de son pays après un long confinement, le directeur de Fischer Connectors France, Guy Lacroix, a rendu visite au siège mondial du Groupe Fischer Connectors en Suisse avec une équipe vidéo. Visitez l’unité de production principale du groupe et son centre de R&D, et rencontrez également la cheffe de projet R&D Edwige Avignon en train de travailler sur un projet client.
Custom cable assemblies, USA

Sopha Suth: A decade of engineering, happily delivering innovative assemblies

August 14, 2020
#engineering #cableassembly #collaboration
“The small group setting, the team I work with, they are the best group I’ve been a part of, if you ask me.” That’s the way Sr. Engineer Sopha Suth describes his colleagues at Fischer Connectors near Atlanta, GA, USA. He says the team-oriented environment helps keep the focus on delivering custom cable assemblies to customers.
Global set of standards

Sterilization matters

August 5, 2020
#sterilization #medical #FischerCore
A “sterile” hospital environment is taken for granted, but the processes and policies behind how all hospital items are sterilized is the result of a specific global set of standards.
Our Freedom is your freedom

Innovation needs freedom!

July 30, 2020
#innovation #ReimagineConnectivity #FischerFreedom
When we say that our vision is to “reimagine connectivity, together”, our actions match our words. That’s why we’ve imagined and launched the Fischer Freedom™ Series, which serves as a technology platform and innovation enabler for design engineers and integrators.
The need for data speed

Three things to consider when you have a need for data speed

July 23, 2020
#datatransmission #dataspeed #industry4.0 #wearables #defense #medical #FischerMiniMax #FischerUltiMate #FischerFreedom #FischerFiberOptic
In ConnectorSupplier’s ‘2020 Data Connectivity eBook’, Hassan Fadli from Fischer Connectors shares his perspectives on engineers’ need for data speed. Wired connections still transport more data faster than wireless, so the hunt for faster data transmission without interference continues to drive innovation in connectors, traditional copper cabling, and fiber optics.
Data reliability and data speed

Ruggedized connectors: data transmission lifelines in a wireless world

July 17, 2020
#rugged #harshenvironment #reliability #sealing #dataspeed #datatransmission #IoT #wearables
As his company prepares to manage the next generation of data, David Ptacek, Director of Sales for Fischer Connectors in the Americas, says data reliability and data speed are the two most important qualities his customers look for in the vital world of ruggedized connectors. An interview with the expert.
Polyvalent et ultra-robuste

Polyvalent, non-magnétique et robuste: le connecteur idéal pour les magnétomètres SENSYS

10 juillet 2020
#rugged #IP68 #nonmagnetic #matingcycles #usability #reliability #FischerFreedom #FischerLP360
Pour leurs magnétomètres, les ingénieurs de SENSYS recherchaient un connecteur ultra-robuste capable de fonctionner en continu sur le terrain – et sans les limitations d’un connecteur de norme militaire (MIL). Le connecteur «plug & use» Fischer LP360™ a rempli tous les critères. Facile à manipuler et sans aucun risque d’erreur, robuste pour résister au vent et aux intempéries, facile à nettoyer, et non-magnétique.
Multi-tasking connectivity

Hybrid connectors: Smaller, smarter devices means smaller, smarter connectivity solutions

July 6, 2020
#hybridconnectors #miniaturization #dataspeed #fiberoptic
Do you want your connectors to take up less space and handle a broader range of functions? The most common hybrid combination being sought out by the engineering community is power and signal, and whether it’s all copper or a copper/fiber hybrid solution depends specifically on how much data needs to get through the cable. A few tips from the expert.
Merci à nos fournisseurs

Service à nos clients maintenu grâce aussi à nos fournisseurs

2 juillet 2020
#coronavirus #COVID19 #taskforce #supplychain
Nous remercions de tout cœur nos fournisseurs de leur soutien tout au long de cette période de crise.
High sealing level

IP68 sealing for waterproof connectors

June 30, 2020
#IP68 #sealing #waterproof #harshenvironment #marine
When you need a waterproof connector, the choice may not be as straightforward as just choosing an IP68-sealed solution. IP68 ratings can differ – for some, IP68 rated can mean as little as 1 meter for 15 minutes. Fischer Connectors’ solutions offer much higher IP68 sealing levels. And this is a decision-making factor for our customers designing harsh-environment connectivity.
Additive manufacturing – agile & reliable

Fast prototyping with 3D printing: your key step in the de-risking process

June 24, 2020
#AdditiveManufacturing #3Dprinting #prototyping #innovation
Additive manufacturing (very often called “3D printing”) is a key step in the design engineering process, as it enables us to transfer ideas from an abstract world to the physical world in just a few hours. In the same vein, additive manufacturing is a powerful lever when the challenge is to be the first to deliver a Proof of Concept (PoC).
FiberOptic à -300 m

Un drone sous-marin plonge à -300 m la gamme Fischer FiberOptic étanche IP68

18 juin 2020
#UUV #ROV #FischerFiberOptic #rugged #IP68 #waterproof #datatransmission #matingcycles
Le connecteur mono-fibre Fischer FiberOptic est donné étanche IP68 jusqu’à une profondeur de 2 mètres pendant 24 heures. C’est du moins ce qui est écrit dans la documentation. Les ingénieurs de Strategic Robotics Systems, qui ont développé le drone sous-marin révolutionnaire FUSION opérant jusqu’à 300 mètres de profondeur, ont estimé que ce connecteur était capable de performances supérieures. Ils avaient vu juste!
Mating cycle rating

10,000 mating cycles: creating the perfect connection… every time

June 10, 2020
#matingcycles #rugged #durability #reliability
The mating cycle rating is a key characteristic to consider for rugged connectors. Failing to select a mating cycle rating sufficient for your application could result in a product that is unreliable, short-lived and more costly in the long run… Discover how Fischer Connectors can help extend the potential life span of your devices.
Protection plan

Safety at work during pandemic times

May 26, 2020
#coronavirus #COVID19 #taskforce #safetyatwork
Since the beginning of the health crisis, Fischer Connectors has been implementing an elaborate protection plan to guarantee the safety of our staff in their workplace. New rules apply in terms of hygiene, behavior and social distancing. Take a behind-the-scenes look at our global headquarters’ manufacturing site in Switzerland.
Even with gloves

Blind-mating connectors: the benefits

May 13, 2020
#usability #blindmating #pushpull #keycode #FischerUltiMate #FischerFreedom
Can you easily mate your connector even if you can’t see it? Don’t let lack of visibility slow you down. Fischer Connectors’ push-pull locking system is designed to reduce the time it takes to mate and unmate your devices. Take the Fischer UltiMate™ and Fischer Freedom™ Series, for example.
Sterilization processes

Sterilization & connectivity: product focus on Fischer Core Series Plastic

May 5, 2020
#FischerCorePlastic #sterilization #reusable #autoclave #medical #industrial #foodprocessing #pharmaceutical #reliability #EMI/RFI
The connectors of the Fischer Core Plastic Series are compatible with autoclave, Cidex, EtO, gamma radiation, Steris, and Sterrad sterilization processes, and have been integrated into FDA-approved medical devices. These easy-to-use, lightweight and durable connectors are also ideal for industrial, instrumentation, and food and pharmaceutical processing applications.
Co-créer de la valeur sur le long terme

Un brief en 3 étapes pour une nouvelle décennie d’innovations

28 avril 2020
#innovation #ReimagineConnectivity #vision #mission #value
Au seuil du lancement des importants développements de produits conçus par nos équipes R&D avec et pour nos clients, nous vous présentons notre «manifeste de l'innovation» sous la forme d'un brief en trois étapes. L’objectif est simple: réimaginer la connectivité pour la nouvelle décennie.
Station de stérilisation

Des connecteurs haute tension et hermétiques pour la station de stérilisation de SteriLux

23 avril 2020
#medical #sterilization #hermetic #highvoltage
Hermétiques et adaptés aux applications fonctionnant en 240 volts, les connecteurs de la gamme Fischer Core Series ont été choisis pour équiper la station de stérilisation SterOx, une innovation développée par la société suisse SteriLux.
Size, weight and power (SWaP)

“Everyone in robotics is still focused on SWaP”

April 21, 2020
#SWaP #robotics #innovation #military #defense #medical #industrial #drones #FischerFreedom #FischerMiniMax
David Ptacek in ConnectorSupplier: “The priorities come from the military robotics projects, but are also important in medical and industrial robots. While smaller in both size and weight, each connectivity solution has to do more: carry more power and more and faster data.”
Dispositifs médicaux

Lorsqu’une vie ne tient qu’à un fil, pouvoir compter sur des solutions de connectivité fiables est essentiel

21 avril 2020
#medical #ISO13485 #sterilization #decontamination #reliability #EMI/RFI #silicon #reusable #disposable
Aujourd’hui plus que jamais, les applications médicales utilisées dans les interventions chirurgicales, en diagnostic et imagerie ou en surveillance et suivi thérapeutique, doivent absolument pouvoir compter sur une connectivité fiable et des solutions stérilisables et décontaminables.
Harsh environments

8 steps for properly specifying rugged connectors

April 16, 2020
#rugged #harshenvironment #sterilization #datatransmission #reliability #IP68/69sealing #hermetic #miniaturization #FischerMiniMax #FischerFreedom #FischerCore
Read this insightful article by David Cianciolo, Director of Engineering at Fischer Connectors U.S., published in ConnectorSupplier’s ‘March 2020 Harsh-Environment Connectivity eBook’: “Designing Harsh-Environment Connectivity: Eight Steps for Properly Specifying Rugged Connectors and Questions to ask During the Process”.
Fournisseur clé

Fournisseur de composants essentiels pour les appareils critiques

15 avril 2020
#coronavirus #COVID19 #taskforce #supplychain #medical
Merci d’avoir attesté du rôle essentiel et de la nécessité de nos solutions de connectivité pour vos appareils.



Knowledge transfer

Military to medical: an effective technology transfer

March 31, 2020
#FischerFreedom #FischerLP360 #defense #medical #wearables #IoMT #innovation #versatility #usability
When technology is engineered for the rigors of the military battlefield, it’s well prepared to transfer the same reliability and durability to the medical industry.

Impact sur la logistique

Retards de livraison possibles dans certains pays

27 mars 2020
#coronavirus #COVID19 #taskforce #logistics #deliveries
Les mesures anti-propagation mises en place dans certains pays ont un impact de plus en plus important sur la logistique liée aux livraisons internationales.

Impact limité

La continuité des activités est assurée malgré les mesures sanitaires d’urgence qui se durcissent

23 mars 2020
#coronavirus #COVID19 #taskforce #businesscontinuity #supplychain
Notre chaîne d'approvisionnement et nos opérations demeurent solides malgré les mesures d’urgence sanitaire qui se durcissent et leur impact sur les livraisons, qui reste limité. Les priorités de la Task Force COVID-19 sont la protection de la santé de nos collaborateurs et le service à nos clients.

Fischer Connectors’ COVID-19 Task Force

Gestion de la continuité des activités: aucun impact pour l’instant sur notre chaîne d'approvisionnement et nos opérations

17 mars 2020
#coronavirus #COVID19 #taskforce #businesscontinuity #supplychain
D’après les évaluations faites par le groupe de travail mis en place par Fischer Connectors pour suivre de près l’évolution de la situation pandémique actuelle et pour gérer la continuité de nos activités dans le monde, l’épidémie de Coronavirus (COVID-19) n’a, pour l’heure, eu aucun impact sur notre chaîne d’approvisionnement et nos opérations.

Cross-market versatility

Versatility by design: for all customer needs and applications

March 13, 2020
#FischerFreedom #FischerLP360 #versatility #medical #defense #industrial #instrumentation #wearables
The plug & use Fischer LP360TM connectors, cable assemblies and active devices from the Fischer FreedomTM technology platform are extremely versatile. Their unique features – breakthrough 360-degree mating freedom, easy cleaning and easy integration – meet the various needs and requirements of design engineers in a large variety of industries. At the service of end users, ultimately.