Weald Electronics introduce their LMR Range of rack and panel connectors

UK made alternative to now obsolete ITW McMurdo Connectors RED RANGE

Weald Electronics, a major UK manufacturer of electrical connectors and accessories, introduces their new LMR Range of rugged rack and panel connectors. The LMR Range is a direct alternative to the now obsolete ITW McMurdo Connectors Red Range which is widely used in blind mating applications. The new connector series will allow the many users of the ITW connectors to continue manufacturing existing products and supporting systems in use globally.

Designed as a line-to-line or panel connector, the connectors feature a polarised, self-aligning and low insertion force blind-mate plug and socket arrangement which are ideally suited for inaccessible applications. While the current rating of 5A through each contact lends itself to the growing requirements for high-power, high-reliability electrical systems.

The Weald LMR Range connectors will be moulded in the higher-temperature DAP (Diallyl Phthalate resin) material only and is fully back-compatible with the ITW McMurdo Connectors Red Range in both Nylon and DAP. DAP offers many excellent physical properties such as electrical insulation, heat resistance, water resistance, chemical resistance and ease of moulding and proved a popular choice in the former ITW McMurdo Connectors Red Range.

Nick Wheeler, Sales Director of Lane Electronics says “With proven longevity in many applications around the world our heavy-duty LMR Range rectangular rack and panel connector system will now ensure the continued popularity of this style which is particularly suited for use in rugged conditions, such as industrial electronics equipment, robotics and process control.”

Key features of the Weald Electronics LMR connector range include:

  • Rugged construction.
  • 180° polarized.
  • Floating bushes to assist alignment.
  • Excellent current carrying characteristics.
  • Available in four sizes with 8, 16, 24 and 32 contacts.
  • 5A current rating.
  • Working voltage 800V DC or AC peak.
  • UL-94 V-0 rated flame-retardant.
  • Diallyl-Phthalate (DAP) insulators.
  • Direct alternative to ITW McMurdo Connectors RED RANGE.

A new catalogue for the WEALD LMR Range  is available which has been added to the Lane Electronics website. Lane Electronics will soon have stock in place for immediate availability, providing significant improvement on the earlier ITW McMurdo Connectors lead-times and there is also a useful cross-reference wizard on the Lane Electronics website to help customers seamlessly move to the equivalent Weald LMR Range products.

Weald Electronics is a UK connector manufacturer with more than 40 years of experience in the design, manufacture, and testing of high-performance connector systems for demanding applications as well as a wide range of accessories including sealing, and strain relief backshells.

All Weald Electronics products are available from the leading franchised distributor Lane Electronics and more information on the Weald LMR Series can be found at https://www.fclane.com/product-range/weald-lmr-range-rack-and-panel-connectors

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