In industrial environments, connectors often have to offer robust solutions for improving connectivity in critical technology systems. They must enable the transmission of signal, power, and data in the harshest conditions, e.g., high temperatures, chemicals, physical handling, humidity, oil, etc. It is therefore of utmost importance that they are able to endure such situations. Effective protection against EMI and RFI is also recommended for industrial connectors, depending on their use.
When selecting a suitable connector, you generally choose from a wide range of materials, insulation, housing geometries, configuration, pinout, method of connection, size, and other options. It is usually desirable for a connector to be easy to identify visually, rapid to assemble, inexpensive, and require only simple tooling.