QPL-approved MIL-DTL-38999 Series III connectors from ITT ICS

18 October 2012

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QPL-approved MIL-DTL-38999 Series III connectors from ITT ICSAt Electronica 2012 in Hall B4 at Stand 442, ITT Interconnect Solutions will show its complete range of MIL-DTL-38999 series III connectors. ITT’s advances in design and engineering have enabled a redesign of its D38999 offering which introduces product improvements, achieves faster assembly times and reduces costs. ITT ICS is the only connector company to have been awarded silver status in the ADS SC21 supply chain initiative for aerospace, defence and security companies.

The QPL-approved MIL-DTL-38999 Series III connector range utilises new elastomer technologies for greater reliability, ensuring environmental sealing throughout the entire connector system. Cavity identifiers are black laser-marked on the white grommets, providing easy identification for assembly accuracy and reduced assembly rework. Fewer internal parts and simplified connector construction have resulted in faster and easier final assembly. As well as QPL-qualified Cadmium olive-drab and silver nickel platings, ITT also offers RoHS-compliant platings specifically for the European market.

Also being shown at Electronica 2012 will be ITT’s new MIL-DTL-38999 series III composite connector, which is on average 30 per cent lighter than equivalent standard aluminium interconnects for aerospace applications.

After a major investment at its Basingstoke (UK) plant, ITT ICS is now able to offer its European customers in the military and aerospace markets a streamlined manufacturing and assembly service which delivers MIL-DTL-38999 connectors with market-competitive pricing and short lead times.

ITT’s Basingstoke facility provides optimum levels of service for volume orders from OEM customers as well as value-add distributor partners operating in the fast-turnaround small volume sector. It is qualified to ISO9001-2008 and ISO 14001-2004, including the in-house plating line.

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