Grafikontrol recently turned to Smiths Interconnect for an interconnect solution; this was for a new register control system for automatic graphic control in machines for commercial and newspaper printing.
Our 60-way and 41-way Intercompact connectors were selected by the customer for the technical performance with the possibility to support up to 220V and for dependable connection possibilities for all I/O signals of the machinery control unit. Correspondingly, the proven Hypertac® hyperboloid contact technology with its low insertion force and the reduced size of the connectors were a key factor for the customer choice.
In addition, the Series is qualified in compliance with the main European Railway standards (i.e. EN45545-2, NF F61030, EN50155:2017, STM-S-001ind.D and more) and also in accordance with MIL-C-28748 and MIL-STD-202-301 standards, and EIA and IEC standards for Contact Resistance and Environmental testing. It is offered with insulators in Liquid Cristal Polymer material to provide an optimized insulation resistance for severe environment conditions.
Combined, the contact technology, brand reputation and design flexibility of our new Intercompact series have contributed to consolidate a strong, long-standing business partnership. The continuous reciprocal willingness to innovate remains proudly alive within Smiths Interconnect.
“It is an honor for Smiths Interconnect to be an appreciated partner of recognized company like Grafikontrol, an excellence in the global scenery of the graphic industry” said Giuseppe Lancella, Commercial Director of the Connector Business Unit at Smiths Interconnect. “The choice of our new Intercompact connectors confirms that our companies are able once again to grow together to achieve the maximum reliability”.
"Our decision to use Smiths Interconnect was a winning one, we have obtained the needed results for reliability, mechanical resistance and quality of the power supply and input/output signals used."