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Midwest

Smiths Connectors

tionships and working with customers to understand their requirements," Guglielmi says. "That way, we
can find out what we can do to fulfill
their needs. We believe in deep cooperation and working together with
customers to design solutions that fit
with their application requirements."

vice president gabriel guglielmi
says smiths connectors benefits
from the strong relationships
it has built in diverse industries.

Brand Power
Fortunately, Smiths Connectors can
rely on the strengths of each of the
brands within its portfolio. Hypertac
provides high-performance electrical
connectors and interconnect solutions for demanding applications. It
utilizes Hypertac Hyperboloid contact technology, which is known for
excellent performance and reliability
in harsh environments. State-of-theart design and development tools are
used to oversee all design and production aspects of each product line.
All Hypertac connectors are tested
in its laboratories and certified
according to military and industrial
standards. It can devise customized,
innovative connector solutions,
delivering products to customer locations through its worldwide distribution and service network. Its cable
assembly capability provides value
added solutions when needed.
"The Hypertac brand is mostly
focused on the 'inside of the box' and
maintaining the contact integrity at
all times, even under harsh environmental conditions such as high levels
of vibration and shock," Guglielmi
says. "Hypertac contact technology
provides a high number of mating
cycle, resistance to shock and vibration, and very stable contact resistance, thus ensuring a low cost of ownership for our customers.
IDI provides spring contact probebased technologies, including connectors, advanced semiconductor test
sockets, ATE interfaces and spring
contact probes. Smiths acquired IDI
in 2010. Its spring probe technology is
known for its reliability.
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