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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
#datatransfer #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 #harshenvironments #reliability #sealing #dataspeed #datatransfer #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.
 
Thanks to our suppliers

Maintaining our valued customer service thanks to our suppliers

July 2, 2020
#coronavirus #COVID19 #taskforce #supplychain
Our heartfelt thanks go to our suppliers for standing by us throughout this time of crisis.
 
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 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.
 
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-creating lasting value

Brief in 3 steps for the new decade’s innovations

April 28, 2020
#innovation #ReimagineConnectivity #vision #mission #value
On the threshold of launching important product developments engineered by our R&D teams with and for our customers, let’s present our “innovation manifesto” in the form of a short brief in three steps. The goal is simple: to reimagine connectivity for the new decade.
 
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 #harshenvironments #sterilization #datatransfer #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”.
 
Key supplier

Supplying essential components for mission-critical devices

April 15, 2020
#coronavirus #COVID19 #taskforce #supplychain #medical
Thank you for attesting to the key role and necessity of our connectivity solutions for your devices.
 

 

 

 
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 on logistics

Deliveries may be delayed in some countries

March 27, 2020
#coronavirus #COVID19 #taskforce #logistics #deliveries
Anti-propagation measures taken in some countries are having a growing impact on the logistics affecting international deliveries.

 
Limited impact

The continuity of operations is assured despite the tightening of emergency health measures

March 23, 2020
#coronavirus #COVID19 #taskforce #businesscontinuity #supplychain
Our supply chain and operations remain robust despite the tightening emergency health measures and their impact on deliveries, which remains limited. The priorities of the COVID-19 Task Force are protecting the health of our staff and serving our customers.

 
Fischer Connectors’ COVID-19 Task Force

Business continuity management: so far, no impact on supply chain & operations

March 17, 2020
#coronavirus #COVID19 #taskforce #businesscontinuity #supplychain
The task force set up by Fischer Connectors to monitor the situation of the current pandemic and to manage business continuity for its customers worldwide, assesses that the COVID-19 outbreak has had no impact on its supply chain and operations so far.

 
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.