Smiths Interconnect’s newly re-launched HBB series of single pole high power 300A and 500A circular connectors offer a compact, lightweight and ruggedised heavy duty connector designed for use in all types of harsh environment applications. Now assembled by Aerco, they are available with low MOQs and short lead-times.
Available in a RoHs compliant Black Zinc Nickel finish, the HBB delivers a more efficient, higher current transmission in a more compact and lighter connector and with a superior endurance of 5000 mating cycles. Design SWaP goals of delivering high power within a small size and minimal weight interconnect solution are realised with 300A delivery implemented in a size 17 shell and 500A delivery in a size 21 shell. The robust aluminium shell is available in three different shell polarizations, fully sealed to IP67 ingress protection and featuring 360° EMI/RFI shielding via a customer serviceable conductive ‘O’ ring, which is fitted as standard to receptacles.
The HBB series is rated for surge/inrush currents of 6kA for the 300A and 10kA for the 500A for 1 sec, making it suitable for deployment in applications like induction motors and power converters.
The tactile ‘push mate’ mating provides confirmation of a full mate preventing “attached not locked” condition. The design facilitates the easy mating and un-mating with simple push to lock and 1/8 turn to unmate while in close proximity to neighbouring devices, supporting applications where higher density packing is required in space constrained environments. Safety protection includes a safety interlock last make, first break with finger protection on pin and socket contacts.
Compliant to the MIL-DTL-5015 specification for heavy-duty circular electrical connectors for harsh environments, the connectors feature the best electrical performance and high levels of shock and vibration immunity due to the use of Smiths Interconnect’s hyperboloid contact technology. The ultra-low resistance and smooth and light wiping action of the hyperboloid contacts results in low fretting fatigue/corrosion and long contact life with minimal degradation in performance. The hyperboloid contact design ensures this high degree of immunity to shock and vibration, guaranteeing electrical continuity in all circumstances. Contact resistance figures as low as 0.03mΩ keeps resistive losses and generated heat at a minimal, facilitating maximum transmission performance.
The plugs and receptacles are gender reversible, being available with either pin or socket contacts and they can be ordered with optional straight or right-angle back shells. Accessories include crimp lugs, heat shrink boots and additional O-rings.
Standard operational temperature range is -55°C to +150°C, voltage rating at sea level is 750vdc, and dielectric withstand voltage at sea level is 2250vdc.
By Tom Banner Reporter
THE best apprentices, schools, careers leads, training providers and employers have been celebrated as the finalists are revealed in the Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2019.
28 of the county’s finest have been named as finalists for the Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2019.
The finalists will join hundreds of businesses and guests at the awards finals from 6:30pm on Thursday, November 14 at the Tree Tops Pavilion, West Midland Safari Park, where the winners of each category will be announced.
Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “I would like to congratulate all those who have been named as finalists at this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards.
“Each year we see the very best of the county’s high-quality Apprenticeships recognised for their fantastic achievements, and I know that these young apprentices can go on to be the business leaders of the future.
“I’m sure that this year will be another popular reflection of our county’s dedicated schools, businesses and training providers.”
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The Awards’ judges said the shortlist reflects ‘the increasing popularity of apprenticeships as the best route to earn as you learn’. Apprentices can earn between £77,000 to £117,000 more than those with similar qualifications and, with A-Level results and GCSE results recently published, the judges are expecting to see many more young people select apprenticeships as their preferred option.
The black-tie ceremony will be presented by the former British Paralympic swimmer and gold medallist, Marc Woods, who is set to welcome an audience of 350 people to the event.
The ceremony will recognise outstanding achievement in the two overall awards of Apprenticeship Employer of the Year, which is sponsored by Southco Manufacturing and Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd.
Cllr Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Education and Skills at Worcestershire County Council, added: “Congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted for this year’s awards ceremony. Apprenticeships continue to have a huge impact in Worcestershire by helping apprentices and their employers to grow and achieve their ambitions.”
Here is the full list of finalists:
School of the Year – sponsored by Worcestershire Children First
• Pershore High School – Pershore
• King Charles High School – Kidderminster
Intermediate Level Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by The Community Housing Group
• Rachel Layton – Give As You Live – Evesham
• Laura Barrett – Amada – Kidderminster
• Abigail Bradley – Sanctuary – Worcester
Advanced Level Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by OGL Computers Ltd
• Bethany Addis – Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd – Worcester
• Katie Turner – Amada – Kidderminster
• Joe Hosie – Tim Whittington Farriery – Inkberrow
Higher Level Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by University of Worcester
• Thomas Smith – DRPG – Hartlebury
• Georgia Williams – Fresh Nous – Worcester
• Aidan Horton – Malvern Panalytical – Malvern
Small Apprenticeship Employer of the Year – sponsored by Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce
• Give As You Live – Evesham
• The Priory Forge – Inkberrow
• Payara - Malvern
Medium Apprenticeship Employer of the Year
• Phosters (FM) Ltd – Kidderminster
• SJL Insurance Services – Worcester
• Heller Machine Tools - Redditch
Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year – sponsored by Amada UK Ltd
• Open GI – Worcester
• Southco Manufacturing UK – Worcester
• Sanctuary Housing - Worcester
Careers Lead of the Year – supported by The Careers and Enterprise Company
• Claire Watson – Dyson Perrins - Malvern
• Jane Tozer – Prince Henry’s School - Evesham
• Louise Laxton – Trinity High School - Redditch
Apprenticeship Champion of the Year – sponsored by Fusion – Building Better Opportunities
• Ben Hyde – Sanctuary Group – Worcester
• Alison Young – Advance Trust – Evesham
Training Provider of the Year – sponsored by Sanctuary Group
• WGTA – Worcester
• TDM – Worcester
• LMPQ – Worcester
Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year sponsored by Southco Manufacturing
The Apprentice of the Year will be decided from winners of other awards.
Worcestershire Apprenticeship Employer of the Year sponsored by Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd
The Apprenticeship Employer of the Year will be decided from winners of other awards.
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