Rutronik bets on Amphenol SurLok Plus as a sure thing for reliable connectors

Offered as an alternative to conventional compression lugs, Amphenol’s SurLok Plus connectors are now available from Rutronik.

They offer high reliability in harsh environments, said the distributor with protection class IP 67, making the series an environmentally sealed version of the original SurLok models. They can be used in harsh, demanding environments, including energy storage, e-mobility, process control and heavy equipment. 

SurLok Plus is available in smaller sizes than its predecessor, namely 3.6mm, 5.7mm and 8.0mm. They have a quick-lock and press-to-release design and crimp, screw, and busbar connection options are to industry standards which means that no special torque tools are required and on-site installation is straightforward, said Rutronik.

The connectors are available in red, black and orange and in different mechanical coding options to allow multiple SurLok Plus connectors to be used side by side without the risk of reverse polarity. 

Highlighting the 3.6mm connector, Rutronik noted that it is rated 50 to 70A and is available as male or female/rectangular. It can be used in electric and hybrid electric vehicles, rail passenger transport systems, medical technology, battery management systems and energy storage.

Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente was founded in 1973 and remains an independent family-owned company based in Ispringen, Germany.

It has more than 80 offices worldwide and logistics centres in Austin (Texas), Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong for customer support in Europe, Asia, and North America. 

The company focuses on high-growth future markets: advanced materials, advanced measurement, processing and analytics, advanced robotics, automation, biotechnology, energy and power, future mobility, IIoT and internet of everything, industry 4.0, medical and healthcare, and transportation, logistics and supply chain.

Services range from competent technical support in product development and design-ins, through the diverse product portfolio of leading manufacturers, to the company’s software and hardware solutions with partly patented Rutronik IP.

Customized logistics systems, reliable supply chain management, and logistics centres worldwide ensure on-time delivery. The Rutronik24 e-commerce platform completes Rutronik’s range of services.

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