Cliff Electronics has established a distribution agreement with Newark Element14. The wide-ranging agreement will greatly increase the availability of Cliff's products in the Americas, including the company's market-leading Feed Through connector range.
Dan Walker, Distribution Sales Manager at Cliff Electronics, comments: "Our relationship with Farnell Element14 dates form the 1970s. And Cliff is proud to partner with their sister company Newark E14 for this USA agreement for Cliff products. Newark's business model is focused on the penetration of new markets and large sales area coverage. This will greatly increase our sales and better serve our USA customers' growing need for panel-mounted data connectors."
Robert Toenies, Newark Element14 Product Manager, adds: "Newark Element14 is proud to stock Cliff's extensive range of FT Series Panel Mount Connectors in North America. These high-quality, high-performance connectors are used in a wide array of industrial applications and are a strong complement to our industry-leading industrial connector product portfolio."
Two key advantages of the Cliff FT Series are described as:
Cliff's growing range of feed-through connectors are all packaged in the popular 24mm diameter XLR connector format and, depending on model, are available in black plastic or with a rugged diecast aluminium fascia finished in nickel or black to enhance the high-quality, high-performance and prestige image of this product range.
Other models in the range provide digital and optical feed-through connectivity in formats including high-speed USB Type-C, USB3-to-USB3 in all gender-changing configurations (A-A, A-B and B-A). Also available are all popular data and Ethernet connectors including USB 2.0 and 3.0, LC and SC fibre (duplex and simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and unshielded), Toslink, RCA Phono, HDMI and blanking plates. Further options will continue to be introduced throughout 2016 and custom design enquiries are welcomed.
All versions, metal and plastic, share the same features and dimensions and offer a complete range of very cost-effective audio, data and fibre connectors, all of which can both front- or rear-mounted into industry-standard 24mm XLR connector mounting holes. The new FT Series are simple to mount into any panel designed to accept XLR connectors including instrumentation, control and rack panels, and wall-plates. For ease of assembly, the Cliff FT Series are available with standard or countersunk mounting holes. Bezels are available in seven colours to identify the function of FT connectors when fitted to a control panel
Cliff's FT series has already found widespread use in a multitude of system integration applications for custom I/O solutions. Typical applications include automation, systems integration, broadcast, AV installations, home theatre, solar power and a growing range of industrial applications including instrumentation, industrial control and data acquisition.
Cliff Electronics is a market-leader in the design, development and manufacture of connectors, leads, test lead sets and accessories for a wide range of markets and supply major international OEMs. As a UK manufacturer, Cliff is able to respond quickly to customers' needs for both standard products and custom designs. Cliff manufactures audio, optical and power connectors and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, lighting connectors, terminal posts and connection blocks, motors, fans and assembly aids. Cliff can also provide a wide range of leads including test and instrumentation, audio, instrument and power.
For more information go to the Newark Element14 web page.