TE's New Side Entry Tinel-Lock Ring Delivers Superior Performance

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New Heat Recoverable, Shape-Memory Ring is Easy to Install, Withstands Temperatures to 200°C

TE Connectivity (TE) introduces the new side entry Tinel-Lock ring. The ring is a heat recoverable metal braid terminator, which provides a method of joining a gross cable or harness shield to a customer-built connector backshell or other termination device without prepositioning the ring on the harness. The uniform recovery force generated by this shape-memory ring gives the termination excellent mechanical and electrical properties, resulting in superior performance.

“Cable builders have always preferred Tinel-Lock rings for their ease of installation but they expressed a need for a side entry product that could be removed to allow access to the termination without depinning the connector,” said Doug Jones, senior product manager, TE Connectivity, Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine. “TE’s new side entry Tinel-Lock ring provides exactly this with a low profile, buckle-free, re-enterable high-performance screen termination.”

The side entry Tinel-Lock ring was designed for military and commercial aerospace, military ground systems, military, marine and commercial ships, as well as offshore marine applications. The ring can be used for harness-over-braid termination and cable screen termination to the Tinel-Lock adapter and can be easily removed.

The low DC connection provides excellent 360-degree shielding termination, operating between minus 65 degrees Celsius and 200 degrees Celsius. The rings can be installed in seconds using either a resistance heater or a simple heat gun. Thermochromic paint applied to the ring changes color to indicate when the ring has been heated to full recovery. Made with nickel-titanium, the ring’s pull-off force for sizes 04–08 is 100 pounds nom., while size 10 and above is 150 pounds nom.

For more information on TE's side entry Tinel-Lock ring, visit http://www.te.com/adm or contact the Product Information Center at 1-800-522-6752.

Tinel-Lock, TE Connectivity and the TE connectivity (logo) are trademarks of the TE Connectivity Ltd. family of companies.

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world’s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit: http://www.TE.com.

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