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ITT's Cannon brand unveils new ruggedized locking coupling technology at 2014 Farnborough Air Show
Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014
Cannon's K-Lock Ultra High Vibration Locking Coupling System protects critical connections and drastically reduces risk of decoupling in extreme vibration and exposure environments
SANTA ANA, CALIF., July 8, 2014
– ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) and its Cannon brand have a rich history of providing rugged, customized, innovative interconnect solutions to the aviation industry. Next week, ITT and its Cannon brand will showcase new state-of-the-art technologies and an expanded portfolio of customized interconnect solutions at the Farnborough International Air Show, the premier global aviation show being held July 14-20.
ITT Cannon's K-Lock Ultra High Vibration Locking Coupling System is the latest innovation providing aircraft manufacturers with a locking coupling "twist and lock" mechanism that drastically reduces the possibility of decoupling during exposure to extreme high shock and vibration environments. The system offers superior resilience to shock, vibration and harsh environmental exposure with a design that can withstand more than 100 g of shock, 2,000 Hz of vibration and up to 2,000 hours of exposure to salt spray.
The coupling mechanism is a sliding ratcheting coupling nut that securely locks in position when mated, delivering unmatched reliability to critical connections. With a twist of the coupling nut, the connector can easily be coupled and locked in position similar to a standard 38999 series III connector. Once coupled and tightened in position, the coupling nut is locked in position eliminating the need for pinning or wiring of the coupling nut and helping ensure it cannot decouple. The system can easily decouple when needed with a simple "pull and twist" release action mechanism. In addition, the inclusion of stainless steel components provides rugged resistance to corrosion in exposed environments. The ITT Cannon K-Lock Ultra High Vibration Locking Coupling System is engineered to stay connected and endure in the harshest shock, vibration and exposure environments.
"At ITT we have a long legacy of innovation and interconnect leadership spanning nearly a century," said Tom Cruz, vice president and general manager, aerospace and defense with ITT's Interconnect Solutions business. "Cannon's connector industry ‘firsts' in the aviation market include aviation circulars, d-subs, micros, fiber optic assemblies and zero insertion force technologies, to name a few. We continue to execute delivering our next generation of innovative technologies by introducing the Cannon K-Lock Ultra High Vibration Locking Coupling System and providing the global aviation industry a customized engineering solution keeping critical applications connected in the harshest environments."
At Farnborough, ITT is also highlighting an expansive and broad portfolio of custom interconnects that are lightweight, reliable, ruggedized and efficient. These customized solutions help manufacturers optimize weight requirements to reduce fuel costs, increase communication data bandwidth and ensure critical systems operate reliably and efficiently. ITT's exhibit will be located in Reference Hall 4, Stand A11.