VEAM plastic connector saves weight in mass transit applications

13 November 2012

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VEAM plastic connector saves weight in mass transit applicationsITT Interconnect Solutions will be promoting its VEAM VRPC connectors at Electronica 2012, with lightweight advanced components that are key to saving weight and reducing energy consumption in today’s highly competitive train market. Responding to developments in mass transit applications, ITT Interconnect Solutions is announcing its new VEAM rectangular plastic connector – a lightweight, small form factor replacement for the relatively large and heavy metal connectors previously used inside train cabins and carriages.

ITT’s VEAM VRPC range is up to 80 per cent lighter and 30 per cent smaller than comparable traditional metal interconnects. The VPRC connector is IRIS compliant can be specifically sealed to IP67 or unsealed depending on application, and is rated to Railway Standards NFF 16-101 and NFF 16-102 for both fire and smoke resistance. An innovative grommet system dispenses with the need for filler plugs to meet sealing requirements. A further benefit of the VEAM VPRC range is its flexible cable support which also acts as a panel fixing device.

VPRC connectors utilise ITT’s Trident contact system and are available in 3, 6 or 12-contact layouts. Contacts are turned to maintain signal continuity in high-vibration rail environments. Polarisation can be set during connector assembly and a snap-in mechanism provides audible confirmation of correct mating for ease of use in restricted spaces.

Suitable applications for the VEAM Rectangular Plastic Connector range include air conditioning controls, doors, fire control systems, LCD displays, signalling, wipers, shutters and seats on mass transit vehicles.

For more information about VEAM VRPC connectors from ITT Interconnect Solutions, visit the company at Electronica 2012 or go to the website at

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