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PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

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Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

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NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Simple solution for vibration proofing

Simple solution for vibration proofing
GarrettCom Europe has introduced an innovative, low cost, retrofittable solution for its 6KQ range of Ethernet switches to eliminate the possibility of cables coming loose in high vibration environments. The answer is a slotted bracket which is simply attached to the 6KQ via one of its existing screw mounting points, allowing all cables to be held securely in place with standard cable ties.

There are a plethora of secure connectors available for switch manufacturers to use, but that means compatibility between various types can be a major issue. Proving the old adage that the simple solutions are often the best, the GarrettCom solution of a  bracket provides all the connection assurance that you might get by moving to secure connectors, but without the added cost or the requirement for much bulkier products. The bracket also significantly improves on conventional secure connector solutions, which are only suitable for replacing the RJ45 copper connectors, and do nothing to secure either fibre optic connectors or power connectors.

Industries such as the rail sector have to deal with vibration as a fact of life, and GarrettCom reports that key users in this sector have already welcomed the new bracket. It will also provide an ideal solution in a myriad of other transportation sectors, and on machinery and in plants where vibration is a recognised issue, or indeed to provide added security in fixed panels that have to be transported to their end location, where the assurance of secure connections will help to speed commissioning.

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