ITT Industries, Cannon's New Board/Harness Connector System Saves Cost in Demanding Applications

  • January 03, 2005
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NEWTON, Mass. – January 3, 2005 – ITT Industries, Cannon’s new harness to PCB connector system cuts installed cost and saves board space versus conventional pin and socket designs. The ECU connector system is a modular, landed contact system that features only a plug assembly. Power and signal contacts are encased in a custom housing. A latching system within the housing ensures secure and reliable mating to the PCB.Highly effective for automotive applications, the ECU connector is designed to mate directly to an engine management system, which can be mounted directly on an engine, meeting all the rugged, environmental requirements of USCAR and SAE J 2030. Because the system effectively eliminates the female half of the connector system, installed cost savings can be more than 30 percent, making the connector system attractive for additional harness/PCB interconnection applications, including medical and industrial uses.The footprint of Cannon’s ECU connector is approximately 20% smaller than traditional wire-to-board solutions. Additionally, reliability increases by eliminating the need to solder a connector half to the PCB.ECU contacts can be configured for power (up to 7A) and signal (1A), according to customer requirements. The devices are sealed to IP69K, withstand high vibration, and operate across a -55 to +125degC temperature range. ABOUT ITT INDUSTRIES, CANNONITT Industries, Cannon ( is an international supplier of connectors, interconnects, cable assemblies, switches, dome arrays, keypads, multi-function grips, panel switch assemblies, I/O card kits, smart card systems and LAN components, as well as a provider of high-speed/high-bandwidth network systems and services.ABOUT ITT INDUSTRIESITT Industries, Inc. supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: fluid and water management including water treatment; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services, electronic interconnects and switches; and other specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated $5.63 billion in 2003 sales. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries stock is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, Paris and Frankfurt exchanges.

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