Lane Electronics adds Positronic MACH-D connectors for harsh environments 

MACH-D connectors from Positronic are now available from Lane Electronics, the franchised distributor for electrical and electronic connector manufacturers.

Designed for use in electronic equipment operating in harsh environments, the D-sub connector has machined aluminium or stainless steel shells, which, the company claims, provide durability, precision, planarity and electromagnetic compatibility. 

Standard MIL-DTL-24308-style D-sub miniature connectors are increasingly popular in harsh environment applications such as defence electronics, commercial aircraft, medical devices and deep space. Solid machined metal shells are the primary differentiator between MACH-D products and M24308 connectors, which are only available in stamped shells. MACH-D connectors are fully inter-mateable with standard M24308-type D-subs and in many cases outperform the minimum requirements as outlined in MIL-DTL-24308, said FC Lane. Additionally, MACH-Ds are performance-comparable and mechanically compatible with Glenair’s Series 28 HiPer-D connectors

The Positronic MACH-D connectors are available in standard and high density signal contact arrangements as well as hybrid versions, which combine power and signal in a single connector body. Custom options are available on request. MACH-D connectors accessory options include keyed jackscrews, rear silicone grommets, interfacial seals, EMI grounding strips, and a 360 degree banding feature which is useful when space limitations preclude the use of a full sized backshell.

Lane Electronics is a  source for all key connector types including circular, filtered, RF, coaxial, sub-miniature, backshells and adapters, D connectors, aerospace, test and measurement, IDC, PCB connectors, edge connectors and connectors for rack and panel applications.

The specialist distributor has a multi-million pound (sterling) connector and piece-part stockholding and offers next-day delivery. Lane Electronics serves many industry sectors including defence, avionics, motorsport, marine, communications, medical, test and measurement, general industrial solutions and geophysical.

Lane Electronics Ltd – also widely known as FC Lane Electronics – is part of the Lodge Group which includes high reliability circular and military connector manufacturer Weald Electronics.

Lane Electronics is a franchised distributor for many of the industry’s leading electrical and electronic connector manufacturers including Huber + SuhnerR, Souriau, Radiall and Pancon. 

The company has IECQ – CECC, ISO and QPL approvals and is also franchised to assemble connectors to customer specific requirements. 

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