Foremost Electronics has introduced the FCT Group range of mixed signal connectors for medical, laboratory and industrial control applications. Available as D-sub miniature, high density and mixed layout, FCT connectors are waterproof to IP67 and IP69K and are manufactured from carefully selected plastics and non-magnetic materials and alloys to minimise EMC effects on control signals carried by the connectors FCT connectors from Foremost may be specified with Shell /Hood sizes 1-5 or 9-50 way pin configurations in a variety of formats including high density and mixed (signal and power) versions. All gaskets at the cable outlets, the mating area and locking screws are completely pre-assembled and no special tools are required.
Alan Cook, Managing Director of Foremost Electronics comments, The FCT range of waterproof connectors provide a high quality, cost effective solution for measuring and control systems where signal integrity and long term reliability is key. The high-quality, non-magnetic materials used in the construction of these connectors ensures a long and trouble free life in the most difficult indoor and outdoor environments.
Hood shells may be selected from die-cast electroplated metal or plastic, (PC+ABS) which meets UL940V-0 specifications and are available with straight or right-angled access. Contacts are gold-plated brass with electroplated brass accessories. Operating temperature ranges available are -55 to +130C with steam impact proof to 100 bar. Pre-assembled and inserted gaskets ensure EMC shielding and water resistance and secure cable strain relief is provided as standard. Reduction gaskets are available for large diameter cables up to 14mm and the connectors have front and rear mounting options.
Typical applications for the FCT range of connectors available from Foremost Electronics include medical, industrial control and building automation, pro-audio and broadcast equipment, medical systems, aerospace, telecoms, and laboratory systems.