Two New Connectors from Amphenol Now Offer Higher Level of Corrosion Resistance

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Amphenol's new connectors are Ideal for use in ATEX and IECEx hazardous environments

Two New Connectors from Amphenol Now Offer Higher Level of Corrosion Resistance

Amphenol’s Starline EX and Amphe-EX are threaded, flameproof and fabricated to prevent the mixture of explosive gases and the electrical circuits by means of tighter tolerances in mated junctions.

Amphenol Industrial Global Operations, a global leader in interconnect systems, has expanded its Starline EX and Amphe-EX series of connectors to offer a higher level of corrosion resistance in the most harsh environments. Designed for hazardous ATEX and IECEx applications, these rugged connectors have exceptional mating properties and are available in high grade 316 stainless steel.

Used in oil and gas offshore platforms, FPSO turret mounting equipment, marine environments and natural gas processing equipment, Amphenol’s Starline EX and Amphe-EX are threaded, flameproof and fabricated to prevent the mixture of explosive gases and the electrical circuits by means of tighter tolerances in mated junctions. Approved for Zone 1 rated applications, both the connectors eliminate hard wiring to terminal blocks enclosed in junction boxes and provide quick and safe interconnections to modular equipment.

Both the Starline EX and Amphe-EX offer temperature ranges of -20°C to +55°C (T5 and T6 ratings available) and the industry’s broadest range of backshell arrangements and contact inserts for power (up to 1,135 amps at 1,000 V), signal (up to 143 contacts) and mixed power control applications. All the contact inserts are interchangeable and reversible to suit specific needs.

The Amphe-EX series allow for small wire gauges (12 – 28 AWG) and requires less space for interconnects. In addition to standard copper contacts, this series offers RJ45 (USB pending) and fiber optic connections in an ATEX and IECEx approved interconnect solution. It also has a dielectric strength of 1,800 V.

For more information, please visit http://www.amphenol-industrial.com or e-mail starline(at)amphenol-aio(dot)com.

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NOTES FOR EDITORS: Amphenol Industrial Global Operations, headquartered in a 675,000 square foot facility in Sidney, N.Y., provides a full range of high reliability connectors and interconnection systems specifically for the industrial markets including base stations, rail/mass transit, process control, automotive manufacturing, heavy equipment, and petrochemical/power generation.

Products include ruggedized-for-industry cylindrical, fiber optic, rectangular, and industrialized versions of Amphenol’s MIL-C-5015 cylindrical, MIL-C-26482 miniature cylindrical and GT reverse bayonet cylindrical connectors. It employs more than 1,400 people and is both ISO9001 and MIL-STD-790 certified.

Amphenol Industrial Global Operations is a division of Amphenol Corporation, Wallingford, CT, one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with year 2011 sales topping $3.9 billion.

European PR Contact: Jennie Tovey
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Reader Enquiries please to: Silvana Allegra
AMPHENOL INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS EUROPE
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Tel: +39 02 93254.204 Fax : +39 02 93254.444
E-mail: sallegra(at)amphenol-aio(dot)com
http://www.amphenol-industrial.com

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