Posts by dougie.mercer@nykcs.com

Development of MIL-DTL-38999

A brief history In the 1930’s the U.S. Department of Defense developed the original specifications for a military grade Circular Connector to meet the demands of severe aeronautical and tactical applications. These were known as Type “AN” (Army-Navy) and they set the standard for the range of military circular connectors that followed. The AN5015 connector…

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Product News

Regulations to reduce or eliminate the use of Cadmium. Black Zinc Nickel plating is available on many traditional circular connectors, and now widely adopted as a RoHS compliant replacement for Cadmium plating for Military and Industrial applications.Black Zinc Nickel plating is non-reflective, conductive, and approved for 500 hours salt spray endurance. Typical shell to shell…

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Hyperboloid Contacts?

What are they and when should we use them? Many harsh environment interconnect problems can be addressed by employing the use of ruggedly constructed connectors. This is normally achieved by heavy duty coupling systems and bodies constructed and appropriately plated to withstand harsh environments.But sometimes, as is the case with extreme shock and vibration, the…

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Whats New

•New: M39029 Contacts. •New: AS85049 Backshells. •Updated: new product line brochures available to download from each product page. •Updated: our latest BSI Certificate of Registration available to download. •NYK move to a new Mailing List partner, if you’re not on our list please sign up.

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