Heavy duty cylindrical connectors

A range of waterproof and explosion proof heavy duty cylindrical connectors for use in hostile environments is now available from Astute.

LEX Heavy Duty QWLD Cylindrical Connectors from Astute Electronics provide reliable power and control functions in extreme and hostile environments that ordinary connectors cannot survive.

Water and explosion proof, these highly durable interconnects withstand vibration and shock and are also abrasion and corrosion resistant.  The Lex TM3 QWLD Series is a broad range with over 300 different industrial and MS inserts available, including coaxial and thermocouple. They are suitable for both military and industrial applications.

LEX Heavy Duty QWLD Cylindrical Connectors feature quick, positive mating, with double stub easily-cleaned, double stud threads. Alternate insert rotation is available to prevent cross-mating. The connectors have sealing gaskets at every joint to provide waterproof assembly and there are resilient inserts for moisture sealing.  Cable strain relief is provided by clamp bar type accessories. The current range for the QWLD Circular Series is 40A to 200A, with conductor sizes 6 to 4/0. Interconnects are available in shell sizes 12 to 44 in a choice of finishes including Alumilite, 225 hard anodic finish for abrasion and corrosion resistance or conductive cadmium plate.

Gary Evans, E-Mech Divisional Manager, Astute commented: “This is a very comprehensive range representing the largest size of cylindrical connectors designed to withstand the rigours of very unforgiving environments.  They are extremely safe and ensure complete protection of personnel and equipment even if connectors are inadvertently disconnected under load. ”

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