Amphenol Industrial Enhances Standard Shell Plating on Connectors for Better Resistance to Harsh Environments

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Amphenol Industrial Enhances Standard Shell Plating on Connectors for Better
Resistance to Harsh Environments
New gray zinc over electroless nickel ideal for marine, military and industrial
Sidney, N.Y. January 2016 – Amphenol Industrial Products Group, a global leader in
interconnect systems, has enhanced its standard shell plating from standard cadmium
to gray zinc over electroless nickel (Gray ZnNi) to be used in the harshest
environments. Initially designed for use in marine applications, this plating is now used
in military and industrial applications or where RoHS-compliant plating is required.
Amphenol’s Gray ZnNi offers high corrosion resistance and no significant galvanic
reaction when mated with leading standard market plating options. This light gun metal
gray plating is cadmium-free.
Mark Cunningham, general manager, Amphenol Industrial said, “Standard cadmium
plating can only sustain 96 hours of salt spray and is not RoHS-compliant. Electroless
nickel and zinc cobalt can only reach 48 and 96 hours. But, our new Gray ZnNi is rated
for 500 hours of salt spray and is RoHS-compliant.”
Compatible with market standard plating options, Gray ZnNi is non-magnetic so it can
be used safely in magnetic environments in conjunction with a connector shell that is
also non-magnetic. It has an operating temperature range of -65°C to 200°C.
Technical Specifications
500 hour salt spray rating
Compatible with market standard plating options
Operating temperature range of -65°C to 200°C
Our AC Threaded, PT, and GT product lines are currently available in Gray ZnNi plating
through our distribution partners Mouser Electronics and PEI-Genesis.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Amphenol Industrial Products Group, headquartered in a 675,000
square foot facility in Sidney, N.Y., provides a full range of high reliability power/signal
connectors and interconnection systems specifically for the industrial markets including
rail/mass transit, process control, automotive manufacturing, heavy equipment, wireless
base stations and petrochemical/power generation.
Products include ruggedized-for-industry cylindrical, fiber optic, rectangular, and
industrialized versions of Amphenol’s SAE AS50151 cylindrical, MIL-DTL-26482 miniature
cylindrical and GT reverse bayonet cylindrical connectors. It employs more than 1,400
people and is ISO9001, TS96949 and MIL-STD-790 certified.
Amphenol Industrial Products Group is a division of Amphenol Corporation, Wallingford,
CT, one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with year 2014
sales topping $5.3 billion.