TTI, Inc., global specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, has significantly increased both the scale and scope of its European connector assembly service. First opened in 2010 to service the European defence and hi-rel markets, the facility – based at TTI’s European Distribution Centre in Gerlinden, near Munich, Germany – has more than doubled in size and can now produce seven different connector styles and their many variants, with new ranges planned for later this year.
At the 500m² site, TTI now has 12 dedicated workstations and shelving for 2,800 component parts. The stocking of piece parts is crucial enabling TTI to offer a fast turn-around service covering all shells, sizes and layouts. Recently, the product range offered has been expanded, so now TTI can also assemble VG95328 PT series connectors from Amphenol and Souriau’s EN3645 8D devices as well as: D38999 series I, LJT (Amphenol), HE 308 (Amphenol) and 8LT (Souriau); D38999 series III, TV (Amphenol) and 8D (Souriau); MS26482 series 1, PT (Amphenol), 451 (Amphenol) and HE 301 (Amphenol); VG96912, SJT (Amphenol); and VG95234 GCB (Amphenol). A full range of plating options – Olive Drab, Cadmium / Electroless Nickel Plating, Black Zinc Nickel – is available, and users can choose either composite or metal shells with signal, power and coax contacts and a range of termination methods.
TTI, Inc. Director of Marketing, Thilo Pelosato explains that “It is very important to be able to offer a high quality, flexible and fast service to meet the demanding needs of European defence, aerospace and space customers. Our QPL-approved facility is set up to ensure that we always hold stocks of piece parts so we can react very quickly, and we have no MOQs.” He adds that “Another key benefit we offer is that we also provide a full range of complementary products – adapters/backshells, moulded parts, adhesives, marker sleeves, tube s, wire and cable and various circuit protection elements, so customers can find everything they need from one source.