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Rugged connectivity solutions for UAVs

Harsh-environment connectivity solutions for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

July 29, 2021
#UAV #ruggedconnectors #harshenvironment #miniaturization #datatransmission #durability #IP68sealing #FischerUltiMate #FischerMiniMax
The drone market is evolving rapidly and becoming more and more demanding in terms of high-performance and rugged connectors and cable assemblies able to resist the harsh-environment conditions UAVs operate in. More in our new flyer.
 
Soldier modernization

Better connections for better decisions

June 30, 2021
#defense #ruggedconnectors #FischerUltiMate #FischerMiniMax #FischerFreedom #wearin
Fischer Connectors’ defense connectivity solutions offer new capabilities and innovative, economical approaches to help soldiers and commanders at every level make better decisions faster – when observing, orienting, deciding and acting (OODA) in unforgiving operational environments.
 
High-precision instrumentation

Selecting connectivity solutions for high-precision test and measurement applications – 3 cases

June 15, 2021
#instrumentation #testandmeasurement #designengineering #FischerMiniMax #FischerFiberOptic #FischerFreedom
In this article published by Connector Supplier, Fischer Connectors shows with three cases how defining the right connectivity requirements, constraints, and opportunities upstream in the design process of demanding test and measurement applications helped overcome major roadblocks.
 
New White Paper

White Paper ‘Cable Assembly Solutions’ for informed design decision-making

June 10, 2021
#cableassemblies #ruggedconnectors #designengineering
Knowing which information you need upfront, at the start of the design process, will set you on the right path to designing a cable assembly successfully. This White Paper explains the benefits of cable assembly solutions and what engineers need to consider when working on their interconnect solution.
 
Wearable IIoT ecosystems

Improving situational awareness, safety and productivity through connected wearable IIoT ecosystems

June 8, 2021
#wearin #wearables #sensors #IoT #industrial
In the IoT Magazine 2021 Edition from Electronics Update, Wearin’s Technical Director Alvaro Goncalves provides an insight into how connected wearable ecosystems and digital twins are helping make hazardous work environments safer and more productive across all industries.
 
For high-reliability, rugged, durable SPE solutions

Fischer Connectors joins the Single Pair Ethernet System Alliance to advance the development of the SPE technology across further demanding application fields

May 12, 2021
#SPE #dataspeed #datatransmission #cableassemblies #reliability #ruggedconnectors #harshenvironment #industrial #defense #UAV
Fischer Connectors brings its leading expertise in high-reliability, rugged and sealed connectivity solutions to the Single Pair Ethernet System Alliance. One of the objectives is to exchange cross-application know-how and create targeted synergies for the cross-industrial development of the SPE technology.
 
High-reliability, harsh-environment connectivity

7 FAQs about designing devices and ecosystems for reliability and durability in extreme environments

April 1, 2021
#ruggedconnectors #cableassemblies #harshenvironment #reliability #durability #extremetemperature #IP68sealing #IP69 #hermeticity #defense #energy #marine #extremesports
In today’s hyperconnected world, reliable connectivity is crucial to ensuring that devices and electronics ecosystems work properly in all conditions. This article published by Connector Supplier provides critical insights into when to use and how to select truly reliable and rugged connectivity solutions and explores design best practices through seven FAQs and three harsh environment application examples.
 
Ideal for rugged industrial & defense applications

Single Pair Ethernet: smaller, lighter, more affordable Ethernet up to 1 Gbit/s

March 15, 2021
#dataspeed #datatransmission #cableassemblies #reliability #ruggedconnectors #harshenvironment #industrial #defense #UAV
The Single Pair Ethernet is a smaller, lighter, and more affordable version of the Ethernet using one pair of twisted copper wires to transmit data at speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s with or without Power over Data Line (PoDL). Now combined with Fischer Connectors’ high-reliability, high-performance, sealed connectors.
 
Reliable data transmission, vibration resistance, space-saving

Smooth data transmission even with vibrations

March 4, 2021
#datatransmission #sensors #highdensity #miniaturization #ruggedconnectors #IP68sealing #waterproof #harshenvironment #durability #FischerMiniMax
To ensure that machines and systems are operated safely and precisely, the forces and torques need to be monitored constantly. One proven methodology for obtaining reliable results is strain gauge technology. However, since the sensors are very small, the connection technology also has to be suitably minimized. And data transmission must remain stable even when there are vibrations.
 
CAD models

Fischer Connectors and TraceParts support engineers and designers with their connectivity needs throughout the product lifecycle

February 12, 2021
#connectivitybydesign #reliability #innovation
TraceParts’ media release: From brainstorming and pre-design studies through to deployment, customer needs are firmly at the top of the Fischer Connectors priority list.
 
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, IP68 sealing, durability

Next stop: Predictive Maintenance

January 28, 2021
#datatransmission #dataspeed #railway #IP68sealing #waterproof #harshenvironment #ruggedconnectors #durability #FischerFiberOptic
To enable brake shoes to be optically inspected on an automatic basis, Danish State Railways have installed high-performance scanning systems made by ITTH GmbH & Co. KG in the track bed at stations in Odense and Kolding. The images are transmitted to the computer system with the aid of hybrid connectors from the 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.
 
Sealing and hermeticity

Waterproof and hermetic connectors for test and measurement applications

December 3, 2020
#harshenvironment #sealing #hermeticity #ruggedconnectors #cableassemblies #customizedsolutions
When design engineers need lightweight, high-density circular connectors for their harsh-environment test and measurement applications, Fischer Connectors’ solutions come handy with features like: -55 °C to +150 °C, salt-spray tests +1000 h, submersible up to 120 m – and more!
 
Space-saving, robust, reliable, durable

Robust connectivity for smart shoes

November 5, 2020
#wearables #IoT #usability #ruggedconnectors #reliability #durability #FischerFreedom
VRaktion’s smart work shoes have laser sensors at the front and back that send the wearer a warning on his or her smartphone or smartwatch via Bluetooth if they approach an obstacle. The technology in the shoe is powered by a high-performance battery. Connectors from the Fischer Freedom™ Series are used to recharge it.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Easy handling & cleaning, durability, space saving

Reliability is essential in emergencies

September 3, 2020
#medicaltechnology #reliability #usability #versatility #FischerCore
In many rescue operations, every second counts when it comes to saving a patient's life. To ensure Getinge's mobile heart-lung support system, Cardiohelp, can be activated quickly and easily, the technology has to be reliable and straightforward. Moreover, the components need to be easy to clean and robust enough to prevent aggressive medical cleaning agents from causing any damage.
 
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.
 
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.
 
All-purpose and ultra-rugged

All-purpose, non-magnetic, rugged: the ideal connector for SENSYS magnetometers

July 10, 2020
#rugged #IP68 #nonmagnetic #matingcycles #usability #reliability #FischerFreedom #FischerLP360
For their magnetometers, SENSYS’ design engineers were looking for an ultra-rugged connector suitable for continuous field use – and without the limitations of a military-standard connector (MIL). The plug-and-use Fischer LP360™ satisfied all their specific requirements. Easy to handle but at the same time preventing misuse, robust against wind and weather, easy to clean, and non-magnetic.
 
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.
 
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.
 
FiberOptic 300 m deep

A UUV takes IP68-sealed Fischer FiberOptic down to 300 m

June 18, 2020
#UUV #ROV #FischerFiberOptic #rugged #IP68 #waterproof #datatransmission #matingcycles
The Fischer FiberOptic Series FO1 single-fiber connector is currently rated IP68 for 2m/24h. That’s what’s in the literature. But upon inspection, the Strategic Robotics Systems (SRS) team believed it could do better for their revolutionary FUSION unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) operating 300 m deep below the surface. They were proven right.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Sterilization system

Hermetic and high-voltage connectors for SteriLux’s sterilization system

April 23, 2020
#medical #sterilization #hermetic #highvoltage
SteriLux’s innovative SterOx System sterilizer uses Fischer Core Series connectors for their hermeticity and suitability for 240-volt applications.
 
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.”
 
Medical devices

When a life is on the line, reliable connectivity is essential

April 21, 2020
#medical #ISO13485 #sterilization #decontamination #reliability #EMI/RFI #silicon #reusable #disposable
Now more than ever, reliable connectivity is critical for Interventional & Surgical / Diagnostic & Imaging / Monitoring & Therapeutic applications.
 
 
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”.
 
Cross-market versatility

Versatility by design: for all customer needs and applications

March 13, 2020
#FischerFreedom #defense #FischerLP360 #versatility #industrial #instrumentation #wearables #medical
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.