Rugged and easy-to-connect interconnect solutions for the battlefield

28 May 2018

Tanks, Radars, drones, air fighters and satellites, the list of applications for which Axon’ Cable can provide interconnect solutions is extensive - but all have a common goal: the need for miniature and reliable components. Eurosatory represents an excellent opportunity for Axon’ Cable to present its expertise to the defense market.  High data rate, high temperature, weight and space saving, electromagnetic protection, resistance to severe environments, come and discover rugged interconnect solutions showcased by Axon’ on stand G721, Hall 5A.

Ultra-fast connection and modularity

 Axon’ Cable has developed miniature connectors equipped with a user-friendly latching system which gives greater flexibility to customers. A new range of Micro-D products equipped with the D-Click fast latching system allows customers to use the Micro-D technology in space-constrained systems where access to the connectors is difficult. The company has also engineered Versatys®, a new concept of compact power connectors. Compared with power D-Sub connectors, this new range of connectors gives rise to substantial space and weight saving. With interchangeable lines (power contacts and wire), users can customize their own connectors.  Versatys® connectors can optionally also be equipped with the fast-latching D-Click system.  Both innovative connector types generate real time savings as no tooling is required for this operation.

Rugged interconnects

Whether for air or land battlefields, Axon’ Cable designs reliable and rugged interconnects. The company can not only manufacture its own conductors and cables but has also a large expertise in cable jacketing and overmoulding. The expertise of Axon’ in these techniques allows the company to offer cable assemblies which are very robust including in the connecting area.  The overmoulding must perfectly adhere to the cable in order to offer a reliable mechanical protection to the cable assembly in hostile environment.

Axon’also offers wires and cables for high temperatures. DiablaxTM is for example a new insulating material developed by our engineers to improve the thermal resistance of wires and cables up to 300°C in continuous conditions. This is the only plastic material on the market able to continuously resist this temperature for 2 years.   

Electromagnetic protection

In the context of electronic warfare, electromagnetic interference (EMI) is a key issue to be considered for military electronic equipment. Not just the cables but the whole interconnect system has to be protected against EMI so that communication and navigation systems can play their role on the battlefield. From the cable to the connector and the cable assembly, Axon’ will offer the most appropriate EMC solution.