Positronic Overview

Founded in 1966 in the USA Positronic has grown to be a leading innovator of PCB interconnection technology around the world. Manufacturing sites in USA, Puerto Rico, India, Singapore and China make up the 400000 sq. ft. of manufacturing footprint of Positronic. Key markets, aerospace, defence, rail, industrial and space.

Always an innovator Positronic has been for many years an organisation that has set new standards internationally in its field being integral in development of standards such as EIA, IEC and PICMG. Meeting customer needs from design stage to completed solution is key to Positronic philosophy which is why many of its AS9100 and ISO 14001 sites retain vertical integration allowing all processes to remain with Positronic.

The solid machine contact is at the heart of all the Positronic connector ranges providing high reliability, multiple cycles and ability to provide power up to 800 amps as well as signal function within the connector families. Posiband contact design improves upon the split tine (sleeve) design found in many solid female contacts, the design not only provides a low insertion force but the low resistance enables size 20 and 22 contacts to be used in power applications. Posiband is qualified to SAE AS 3902 and Mil 24308.

An extensive range of D sub features high density, combo D, mixed contact technology including the Optik D optical range have sealed and hermetic options and include a range of spaceflight qualified products.

To meet the challenges of size, weight and power, Positronic have developed the modular Scorpion range of connectors. Scorpion can feature contacts from size 4 to size 22 allowing customer to have either a pure power connector or in fact a hybrid signal/power product with large surface area contact design the range offers low contact resistance. Due to the modular nature the customer can also opt to place spacers or blanks in the design for higher voltage use. Options do not end there this flexible range provides PCB mount, crimp and press fit termination options. Blind mate, float mount, panel mount and cable mount options give even further versatility for the design engineer.

Accompanying the range of connectors is a range of accessories such as back shells and connector savers.

Key Products

  • D Subminiature
  • Scorpion Modular connector series
  • High Density D Subminiature
  • Fiber Optic D subminiature
  • Connector Accessories

"Positronic is a global innovator in the supply of power connector products and has a wide array of options including new Optik D range. We are delighted to bring them to our customer base."

Gary Evans, E-MECH Divisional Manager, Astute Electronics

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