Five machines show versatility of cable processing

Automated Cable Solutions preview editFive new machine will be highlighted by Automated Cable Solutions at Southern Manufacturing 2018, including the PP3+ stripper crimper.

Visitors can see hand tools, mini applicators, crimping presses, wire pull testers, cable pre-feeders, machines for cutting cable and tubing, cutting and striping, jacket stripping, coax stripping, wire stripping, magnet wire stripping and braid combing.

The company is an agent for GEM Terminal IND, Mikropla and Hatko and offers a large range of bandolier terminals for side feed and rear feed terminals for mini applicators. It also offers a wide range of loose piece end sleeve ferrules.

The company now offers cut, strip and crimp machines from Jam, a company specialising in crimping the smaller range of terminals. As well as the first CPR-Zero machine installed in the UK, there are also stripping blades for all types of cut and stripping and wire strip machines.

As well as new equipment, there is a range of used equipment available from Schleuniger, Komax, Kirsten, Mecal, and Gamma. If you require a machine that the company does not stock, it will try to find it for you.

Meet Automated Cable Solutions on stand B100 or visit


Celebrating thick film hybrids

corintech preview_tmbSpecialist in thick film hybrid technology and PCB assembly, Southern Electronics exhibitor, Corintech, has been providing electronics design and manufacturing services for over 40 years. It also specialises in gold and aluminium wire bonding.

The company has many long-term relationships within industries including defence, aerospace, gas and fire detection, automotive and industrial electronic instrumentation. Skilled and experienced engineers can assist with any stage of the design process, even offering schematic and PCB layout peer reviews. With Far East and UK facilities, it can manufacture PCB assemblies to any batch size. Assembly capabilities include surface mount and conventional through hole soldering. It also designs and manufactures thick film hybrids, suited to specialist applications and harsh environments where a high level of reliability is needed.

Chip-on-board wire bonding is a core part of the assembly capabilities with gold wire bonding and aluminium wire bonding machines available on-site. The wire bonding process requires precision, bonding delicate wires down to 15µm diameter.

Meet Corintech on stand E135 or find out more at

Jacks and plugs suit non-magnetic environments

Coax connectors preview editOffering a range of 50 and 75Ω cable and PCB mount connectors, Coax Connectors can provide off the shelf products or bespoke solutions to solve RF connectivity problems. The company also offers a cable assembly service with rapid turnaround.

Debuting at this year’s Southern Manufacturing & Electronics, the company’s range of SMB PCB jacks and cable plugs are for use in non-magnetic environments. There will also be single-channel 12G connectors,including Korus BNC and Micro BNC (HD-BNC) ranges, adding to the selection of 12G connectors suitable for 4K ultra HD and 12G-SDI video applications.

Technical specialists will be on hand to discuss the suitability of particular products for your forthcoming projects.

See Coax Connectors on stand N110 or find out more at

New facility doubles EMS capacity

Cicor-preview edit_tmbCelebrating their 22nd anniversary, Cicor visits Southern Manufacturing for the first time to promote its new facility in Arad, Romania. The new development consolidates its position in the European and Romanian electronics market, and adds to the value proposition, with a new, optimised layout, special design for optimum EMS processes, additional capacity and new technologies.

The company, a member of Swiss Group Cicor, is an electronics service provider with access to an international structure and a range of production capabilities in PCB assembly, system assembly and box building, control cabinet construction, cable assembly. It offers outsourcing for development and manufacturing of electronic component assemblies as well as complete devices and systems. The integrated quality data management software allows the company to ensure that all relevant quality data is recorded during the manufacturing and maintenance of electronic products and trace, for example, all component batch numbers for modules or units.

Abiding by two important principles, partnership and reliability, the company sees itself as a partner over the entire product life cycle, from product development through series production to after-sales-service. The upgrade of the Arad site will consolidate and grow the business with current European partners, and also provides opportunities for new business partners.

Meet Cicor on stand G90 or find out more at

Medical 600W AC/DC power supply is compact

Cosel preview edit_tmbTo be shown at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2018, the PCA series from Cosel Europe is a compact 600W AC/DC power supply offering universal main input voltage of AC6 to 264V with output voltages varying from 5.0 to 48V.

The power supply is just 1U high and 152mm long and is MOPP (means of patient protection) -approved for use within medical applications. It offers constant current, parallel/redundancy operation, alarm, low noise fan and remote on/off as standard.

The output voltage can be adjusted close to 0V without the need for an external circuit.

Additional models will be added to the range, including a 300 and 1000W version with built in digital communication function. The PCA series is available through approved distribution partners throughout Europe with no minimum order quantity.

See this and other solutions on the Cosel Europe stand B155 or find out more at

Communications aid tailored EMS

Southernmanf2016-00009Specialising in small to medium batch production for high-complexity electronics and electro-mechanical assemblies, Active-PCB Solutions is a focused, responsive and dependable EMS provider. The company says that excellent communications and a friendly, approachable trading style are at the core of its ethos.

Tailoring turnkey solutions to meet customers’ unique requirements, the company operates in dynamic and demanding manufacturing sectors, such as aerospace, defence, industrial, laboratory, semiconductor design and motorsport. It adds that the exceptional technical capability, accredited quality and renowned flexibility are backed by unbeatable customer service.

Meet Active-PCB Solutions on stand A75 or go to

Monitoring devices can be medically-approved

Variohm_preview edit_tmbAmong the industrial sensors and associated electronic systems, Variohm Eurosensor delivers technical support, quality service with up-to-date advice on the entire product portfolio.

Position, weight, force, torque, pressure and temperature products will be on display at this years’ Southern Manufacturing and Electronics show.

Thermistors and probes offering a wide temperature measurement range, with interchangeability and stability are also space- and flight-approved or medically approved where appropriate. Custom and bespoke solutions are available and many are manufactured or modified on site.

Position sensors include rotary and linear potentiometer, cable extension transducers and inclination sensors. They are available in various contacting and non-contacting technologies, including Hall effect, incremental and absolute encoders and laser measurement.

Weighing and force sensing products are load cells from 1g to 1000t capacities, available in a range of mechanical sizes and designs. There are also high-speed bagging controllers, torque transducers and electrical connection options.

Pressure transducers and switches measure absolute, differential and gauge pressure up to 5000 Bar.

The company can design, develop, source and deliver a range of sensor solutions and work with customers throughout the entire project.

Meet Variohm Eurosensor on stand N115 or find out more at

CamdenBoss launches new waterproof enclosures and connectors

P4562 - CamdenBoss IP68 Enclosures and Connectors at Southern Manufacturing 2018CamdenBoss, the interconnection and enclosures specialist, showcases several new products at Southern Manufacturing 2018, including its IP68 Flat Sheet Plastic Technology (FSPT) custom enclosures, a comprehensive range of circular connectors, an extensive range of electrical enclosures, new 2.54mm and screwless CamBlock Plus terminal blocks plus additional enclosures in the Takachi range.

CamdenBoss’s popular FSPT custom enclosures will now be suitable for use in harsh environments thanks to a unique joining technique developed by the company that ensures an IP68 rating and allows custom enclosures to be deployed in many more applications than were previously possible, including outside environments. Also new are waterproof circular connectors include the premium CamCirc IP68 multi-pole range that is ideal for a multitude of demanding applications including industrial, aerospace, military and marine.

The latest PCB terminal blocks in CamdenBoss’s flagship CamBlock Plus range will be introduced including a brand new CamBlock Plus 2.54mm pitch rising clamp terminal block offering 2 to 12 poles designed for use in applications with limited space or for low power products. Competitively priced and UL approved, the new terminal block is ideal for R&D, lighting, fire and security products where space is at a premium. Other new products include a new range of CamBlock Plus screwless pluggable terminal blocks covering 2.5, 3.5, 3.81 and 5.08mm pitch sizes from 2 to 12 poles.

Three new ranges of enclosures for the electrical market will also be launched at the show, the X6, X7 and X8. X6 series knock out enclosures are available in 10 sizes with a choice of UV stable polycarbonate as standard or ABS as a lower cost option. Polarised lids provide a secure fit and can be transparent or solid grey. These enclosures feature industry standard integrated knockouts for electrical cable glands and provide IP67 class sealing and IK09 impact protection for applications such as junction boxes, controls, power sources and industrial/outdoor equipment.

The Takachi enclosures range is also expanded with the addition of the new 95 series of diecast aluminium enclosures in stylish, elegant designs with black anodized or brushed aluminium hairline finish. Excellent cooling performance is provided by the built-in heat-sink. Easy to assemble, these robust enclosures are available in 14 sizes.

See the many solutions on offer from CamdenBoss on stand number N120 or visit

China PCB manufacturer has UK-based support

X-Mulong Montage_tmbSupported by a UK based sales office and local UK warehousing, at Southern Electronics 2018 Shenzhen X-Mulong Circuit will demonstrate its range of PCB manufacturing capabilities, commitment to the highest quality of service and production.

Established in China in 2006, the company has ISO9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO/TS 16949:2009 certification, and its products are UL and cUL-certified. An ERP system was initiated in 2013.

The company provides PCB manufacturing services to 1,000 customers worldwide across a variety of industries, including automotive electronics, communication devices and consumer electrics.

It also produces cost-effective rigid PCBs, flex/rigid-flex PCBs and metal PCBs, from one to six layers.

Meet Shenzhen X-Mulong Circuit on stand F90 or go to

Keep on track with antennae and sensors

Bt2000 preview edit_tmbAt Southern 2018, Broadband Technology 2000 (BT2000), exhibits examples from its synergistic range of electronic components, modules and antennae which are used in a diverse range of applications. Established in 1995 and based in Berkshire, it services both the logistical and technical needs of an international customer base. The company specialises in four key areas – sensors, power, wireless and M2M, and semiconductors.

Highlighted will be its recently launched products and display its range of antennae, GNSS miniature modules, miniature batteries, digital filter ICs, supercapacitors and vast range of mechanical connectors and cable harnesses. Latest releases are the TDK InvenSense, gyroscopes, acceleration, compass and barometer combo ICs, PCTEL’s GNSS, train top, basestation and coach top antennae, the Maestro/ Falcom GNSS and tracker modules, modems and routers, Aceinna’s flow, pressure, tilt and current sensors, Memsic’s acceleration and magnetometer ICs, Megachips’ DisplayPort and sensor fusion ICs and HD Enerchip Battery/RTC IC from Cymbet.

Home in on BT2000 on stand L100 or visit