Innovative Applications for Remke Cable Connectors
The Grand Prize winner of the summer photo contest, Jamie Tyson of Navmar Applied Sciences Corp., won a $125 Amazon gift card!
NASC (Navmar Applied Sciences Corp) recently completed a successful sea test of scientific and oceanographic equipment they built using Remke Micro-Link connectors for a tilt sensor, a load cell and a shorting/charge plug.
NASC deployed several buoys in the ocean north of Christiansted, St. Croix (USVI) and according to Jamie “the Micro-Link connectors performed flawlessly in the salt water environment and cost substantially less than some competing connectors.”
Although this sea test was a surface application, Jamie stated that “on several occasions the electronics were fully submerged in seawater and we experienced no leakage or failure.” Previously NASC had used Bulgin Buccaneer connectors in this application but there all plastic construction wasn’t very robust and they were more expensive than Micro-Link connectors.
A Tie for First Place
Each winner received a $75 Amazon gift card.
Chris Buzas, Jr., Solution Sales, Inc.
Prominent Fluids, a pump manufacturing company in Pittsburgh, PA required liquid tight connectors for wire management. They were using cord grips from another manufacturer but were not happy with the price or service they were receiving.
Chris Buzas Jr. of Solution Sales Inc. worked with Prominent Fluids on a Remke solution – RSP Nylon Cord Grips as they required protection against moisture, washdowns, dirt and other environmental elements.
According to Chris, Prominent Fluids is “very happy with Remke and the RSP cord grip which is providing them with excellent performance.”
First Place Winner: Patrick Curran, Messer Cutting Systems
Messer Cutting Systems is a WI manufacturer of plasma and oxyfuel cutting machines that has used Remke cord grips with many of their machine lines.
According to Patrick Curran, since the Remke connectors worked well Messer decided to design a custom cabinet with holes in the side so that the cord grips could be used without having to drill holes on their manufacturing floor.
Messer is using almost every bushing size of Remke RSR Aluminum Cord Grips because they have many different sizes of cables going into the cabinet – but they most frequently use RSR-100, RSR-106 and RSR-110.
Patrick says that the Remke Cord Grips “have performed really well. They are simple to use and have kept the dust out of our cabinets – which is hard because metal cutting dust seems to get into a lot of areas it shouldn’t!”
Watch for our fall photo contest, and you could be the next winner! All you need to do is send us a photo and description of your application.