Sustained connector production and distribution

NYK Components’ CEO, Kevin Wells, describes how the company kept its customers supplied with connectors during the lockdown.

In January, Hampshire based NYK Component Solutions was reflecting on 2019, an exciting year, which saw the company grow revenues, move to a new office and incorporate new product lines. At the end of March, the pandemic hit. NYKCS had to react quickly to keep staff safe and continue to ship qualified product to its global customer base.

During this difficult period NYKCS kept its customers fully supplied and increased assembly capability and capacity with an expanded, qualified and QPL listed facility for Conesys MIL-DTL-38999 Series III circular connectors.

Be it a one off, production requirements, scheduled orders or contracts, NYKCS can provide MIL-DTL-38999 III connectors to meet customers’ requirements. Options include three shell styles, 52 insert arrangements and various keying options. Finishes include cadmium olive drab, zinc nickel or electroless nickel. Lead time can be two days.

Connectors are available with corresponding EMCA electro-mechanic backshells and accessories if required. NYKCS stocks a range of circular connector backshells and caps to suit customers’ specific requirements.

EMCA manufactures an extensive range of VG approved connector backshells, protection caps, dummy receptacles, conductive gaskets, O-rings and custom assemblies. Backshells and accessories are available in aluminium, marine nickel aluminium bronze and stainless steel. Finishes include electroless nickel, cadmium olive drab, zinc nickel passivation and EMCA’s unique VG 95319-1011 approved high-performance Black Hybrid plating. This is ROHS and REACH compliant and fully compatible with other plating finishes.

NYK Components’ CEO, Kevin Wells, said “These few months have been difficult for us and many other companies, but we have endeavoured to maintain supply and still focus on providing flexibility, quality, best price and delivery to our customers. By expanding our VAD assembly and being able to offer a two day build of MIL-DTL-38999 III we are strengthening this supply yet further. We would love to do this quicker, but we are limited by cure times on some of the materials used.”

NYK Component Solutions is qualified to AS9100 Rev D, AS9120 Rev B and QPL listed. Working from its Southampton-based headquarters, the company operates an integrated quality management and order workflow system. This provides customers with dependable access to a flexible inventory of approved and certified components.