Connectors on the Move

TRIED-AND-TRUE LEGACY CONNECTOR SOLUTIONS Legacy connector products have been available to the industry for decades. Heavy duty connectors are a proven, tried-and-true solution for transportation applications experiencing heavy vibration from mechanical stresses and severe weather conditions, such as storms or extreme temperature fluctuations. Traditional heavy-duty connectors remain vital in rail and commercial vehicles to provide secure connections. MIL-DTL-5015 CONNECTORS MIL-DTL-5015 connectors were originally designed for military and aerospace applications, making them highly reliable, with safety at the core of every operation. Now, they are commonly used in rail applications for power and durability. They are built to withstand vibration, shock, and salt spray, have high chemical resistance, and have a resilient polychloroprene insulator and rear-sealing grommet to guarantee a liquid-tight assembly. MIL- DTL-5015 connectors are an extremely versatile and cost-effective solution that continuously supports power distribution units such as engines, motors, and battery systems.

MIL-DTL-26482 CONNECTORS MIL-DTL-26482 connectors are quick-disconnect bayonet MIL-Spec circular connectors designed to support various applications. Similar to 5015 connectors, 26482 connectors were initially built for military use but have extended to the transportation industry. In rail mass transit, these connectors are commonly found in HVAC, brake, and door systems. MIL-DTL-26482 connectors’ ability to withstand harsh environments and maintain a secure, reliable connection makes them a popular choice for applications that demand high performance and durability. Legacy items such as MIL-DTL-5015 or MIL- DTL-26482 connectors ensure durable, long- lasting connections in even the most rugged environments, making them essential in the transportation industry.

MODERNIZATION OF RAIL The main applications in rolling stock are sensors, couplers, inter car, doors, and HVAC systems, all of which require ruggedized solutions to perform reliably in the rail industry. Electrical connectors in these applications must resist various physical contaminants, including water, salt, dust, dirt, sand, and other debris. If the connectors are made from Souriau 851 Series Connectors comply with Mil-Spec requirements and provide a highly reliable solution in challenging environments. They feature a robust, high-strength aluminum alloy shell in a compact and lightweight design.

Conesys MIL-DTL-5015 Connector Series is environmentally sealed and features a flexible design with a self-locking plug. These features allow it to perform in harsh conditions where shock, vibration, and fluid intrusion are present.


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