TQC have recently
been involved in a number of projects that have required special
connectors. These bespoke applications, have needed the design
and manufacture of connectors to suit the customers requirement.
of where special connectors are useful are in the medical
industry, fibreoptic application, pneumatics, hydraulics,
electrical power, instrumentation and data handling.
TQC uses the
experience built up in supplying leak test, burst test and
other testing equipment over the last 30 years to enable
specific special connectors to be designed, manufactured
and developed to meet the requirements.
are readily available for most applications but when high
pressure, small size or special combination connectors are
required, specially designed connectors are required.
The important factor
when dealing with higher pressure is that some means of mechanical
restraint is required when sealing as the seal does not have
not sufficient grip. Restraint can be achieved by gripping
the outside of the part using teeth or clamping onto a local
feature such as a bend. If you have a high pressure requirement
we need details on how we could restrain the connector so
this can be incorporated into the design
bespoke electrical connectors are required TQC also has the
experience to design a special connector to suit. Electrical
continuity testing of multiple pins connections and load /
flash testing using spade connectors with integral alignment
and location mechanisms are just two examples of previously
supplied special electrical connectors
Connectors supplied to
date operate in leak test, burst test and component sealing applications
where standard off the shelf connectors are not available or suitable.
Associated equipment also developed is an air fuse that is fixed
to a special connector to conserve air in the event that the part
disconnects whilst pressurised.
Industries and applications
that will find special connectors useful include
The standard range of Nolek
automatic connections is also available from TQC and these can
also be modified to suit specific requirements, for example the
nose the connector can be extended so the seal in made further inside
the tube or pipe.
TQC welcomes the opportunity to design
and manufacture special connectors and ancillary equipment to client
Contact our Engineers to advise you
on your special connector requirements.