Weald Electronics LMR Range of rack and panel connectors - UK made alternative to now obsolete ITW McMurdo Connectors RED RANGE
Our new LMR Range of rugged rack and panel connectors 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.
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.
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 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 Red Range.
Key features 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 our website and we 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 to help customers seamlessly move to the equivalent Weald LMR Range products.