Press Release from Cliff™ Electronics, 11th December 2016.
Innovation and UK manufacture are key to UK connector company’s continued growth
Cliff™ Electronics, the Redhill based manufacturer of electrical connectors and test cables, continues to grow and expand into new markets thanks to its flexible, UK-based design and manufacturing base.
Cliff™ has decades of experience in supplying cost effective and highly reliabile connectors to OEMs and system integrators around the world. Markets served include industrial, building automation, video installation, medical, instrumentation, test and measurement, broadcast and professional audio. The company is well placed to fulfill new demands in the marketplace.
Recent innovations include the highly successful, XLR-format, feedthrough, data connectors offering a wide range of audio and data connectivity in the industry standard 24mm diameter XLR connector panel cutout. The standard format offers designers simplified panel layout and manufacture. The improved design aesthetics esthetics provided by the products have been well received.
Models in the Cliff™ feedthrough range now include Firewire, HDMI A-to-A and 50 ohm BNC versions, USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A gender change sockets and USB3 to USB3 in various configurations. Also available are popular data and ethernet connectors including LC and SC fibrefiber, (Duplex and Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e, (shielded and unshielded), TOSLINK and RCA phonophono/cinch,.
Cliff™ feedthrough connectors are available in plastic or rugged zinc/nickel XLR housings finished in nickel or black. They may be front or rear mounted to control panels. The Firewire and HDMI models may be specified with an optional socket sealing cover to prevent the ingress of dust when not in use or in transit.
The FT connector range allows designers to integrate audio, video, digital, optical, networking and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast, lighting, audio and industrial applications.
John Hall, General Manager of Cliff™ Electronics, comments; “As a UK manufacturer, we have to be able to respond to changing market requirements quickly and provide cost effective solutions for our customers. Our feedthrough connectors are a perfect example of this. The XLR format has been used in the audio industry for decades, the evolution into digital communication and control markets continues to grow and we are being asked to support more applications on a regular basis. StandardisingStandardizing on the popular XLR format speeds up development and allows our customers to simplify and rationaliserationalize panel design, improving flexibility and reducing cost.”.
All metal and plastic versions share the same features and dimensions. They offer a complete range of cost effective audio, data, and fibre fiber connectors, all of which can be front or rear mounted into industry standard 24mm XLR connector mounting holes. The new feedthrough series are simple to fix into any panel designed to accept XLR connectors including instrumentation, control and rack panels, wall-plates, etc. For ease of assembly, the Cliff™ FT connectors are available with standard or countersunk mounting holes. Bezels are available in several colours colors to help identify functionality when fitted to a control panel.
The FT series offers true feed-through connection, allowing standard cabling to be used at both front and rear. This eliminates the need to solder or terminate the connections which simplifies and speeds up assembly.
Cliff™’s FT series has already found widespread use in a multitude of system integration applications for custom I/O solutions. Typical applications include broadcast, AV installations, systems integration, home theatre, theater, automation, solar power and a growing range of industrial applications including instrumentation, industrial control and data acquisition.
All versions of Cliff™’s feedthrough connectors are in full production and available direct from Cliff™ and via major worldwide distributors.
Please see the full details of XLR-format feedthrough data connectors.
About Cliff™ Electronics
Cliff™ Electronic Components Limited was founded in 1977 to supply the music industry with connectors. Cliff™ has subsequently greatly expanded its’ products and services to become a high quality supplier to most professional and industrial markets. As both a manufacturer and a distributor, the expansion of its’ product range has established Cliff™ as a prime source for components. As a UK manufacturer, Cliff™ is able to respond quickly to customer’s needs for both standard products and custom designs.
Cliff™ manufactures audio, optical and power connectors and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, lighting connectors, terminal posts, connection blocks, motors, fans and assembly aids. It can also provide a wide range of leads including audio, instrument and power.
Cliff™ has extensive expertise in moulding molding and metalwork. It can provide a design, engineering and manufacturing service for the production of customised customized components and assemblies. Plastics expertise includes injection-moulding injection-molding, blow-moulding blow-molding, extrusion, sonic-welding and printing. Metalwork includes stamping, machining, aluminium aluminum extrusion, finishing and printing.
Cliff™ has the facility to enable assembly, inspection and testing. Cliff™’s UK and Far Eastern production plants are certified to ISO 9001 2000 and employ design, engineering, technical, marketing and sales personnel. Quality has always been of prime importance and the majority of Cliff™ products are covered by approvals from organisations organizations such as UL and VDE.
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