Lightweight braid system for avionics applications introduced by TE

HARRISBURG, Pa., 31 Aug. 2015. TE Connectivity in Harrisburg, Pa., is introducing the Raychem INSTALITE lightweight braid system for aerospace and defense applications.

Aug 31st, 2015
By Intelligent Aerospace staff
By Intelligent Aerospace staff

HARRISBURG, Pa., 31 Aug. 2015. TE Connectivity in Harrisburg, Pa., is introducing the Raychem INSTALITE lightweight braid system for avionics cabling and connector applications.

The braid interconnect product offers as much as 50 percent weight savings over traditional copper braids and is made from a high-performance, nickel-plated copper alloy. The RoHS-compliant pull-on braid provides better low-frequency performance than plated fibers or microfilaments, TE officials say.

Existing low-weight screening solutions are more limited with reduced electrical screen performance at low frequencies and lower protection against lightning strike. Plated fibers and microfilament stainless steel braids are more expensive options.

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TE's INSTALITE lightweight braid is available in 3-to-20-millimeter diameters and installs and performs as a traditional metal braid. The lightweight braid uses existing installation and termination methods and equipment to make integration into current applications simpler.

For more information contact TE Connectivity online at www.te.com.

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