Nicomatic introduce brand new product

17 10 2011

Nicomatic, one of the leaders in the development, design and manufacture of electronic connectors, has unveiled the new CrimpFlex connector system.

Specifically, the system offers a range of industry compatible board and flat cable connectors which allow for a variety of cable-to-board interconnections.

The new design is characterised by tangible mechanical strength and superior contact resistance. This effect is achieved by the piercing of the conductor at 6 different points.

Four of these are for electrical continuity and two are for mechanical strength.


Nicomatic can produce everything from low volume high technology products to the mass production of precision components for the consumer markets.

They are just one of the leading electronic manufacturers that Challenger Components Ltd works alongside.

With over 30 years of industrial experience, Nicomatic pride themselves on having an innovative spirit and a high degree of specialist knowledge.

The company have a dedicated product portfolio in connectors and man-machine interface switching technology.


Another leading electronics manufacturer which Challenger Components Ltd work with is ebm-papst.

ebm-papst is one of the most respected market leaders in the production of fans and motors for the electronics manufacturing industry.

From compact electronic cooling fans to energy efficient applications for a variety of industry purposes, ebm-papst has been an established name in the manufacturing of advanced air movement products for some time.

The company have established their reputation primarily through the competent manufacture and supply of items such as axial fans, centrifugal fans and hot air blowers.

Axial fans have the advantage of having a low installation depth, a low noise level and outstanding efficiency in general.

They are an extremely versatile product and can therefore be used across a wide variety of purposes.

The company also supply a fantastic range of centrifugal fans, with both backward and forward curved blades.

For additional details on Nicomatic, ebm-papst and a number of the other leading electronics manufacturers, visit


Europeans and Global Electronics Industry Recovers

6 04 2011

The European and global electronics industry has recovered following a sharp downturn at the end of 2008 and the first half of 2009, new statistics show.

This recovery was led by emerging markets, but has since gained momentum with the industry showing strong growth in all regions, the Yearbook of World Electronics Data, Volume 1: West Europe revealed.

The final months of 2010 however showed signs that growth was slowing and the outlook for the coming couple of years will depend on sustained growth in the global electronics economy.

A transformation from high volume to shorter run production has occurred in Western Europe, and future success is thought to stem from industrial, medical, high-end communications and automotive areas where Europe has a strong global position.

Electronic output in the UK however has declined sharply since peaking in 2000, falling by an estimated 63 percent in the period to 2009.

This is due to the migration of production to low cost countries.  The industry is heavily orientated towards production of professional electronic equipment, accounting for 79 percent of the industry’s output in 2009.

The computer segment in the UK accounted for 8.2 percent of the total in 2009, and declined by 27.3 percent after a modest increase of 0.1 percent the previous year.  The report suggests production is forecast to decline in the UK by eight percent in both 2010 and 2011.

Electronic Component Suppliers UK

Challenger Components has 50 years experience in supplying static control, electronic connectors, and cooling solutions – fans and blowers, to a variety of clients.

They have expertise in design through to cable assembly, and have experience stocking the right electronic products to clients in a variety of industries, notably the industrial, medical, telecommunications, security and military.

Visit: for more information, and to discuss your requirements in more detail.

Connector Shortage due to Japan Disaster

25 03 2011

The disruption to Japanese industrial production due to the recent natural disaster is expected to disturb supply for products such as connectors in industries such as telecommunications.

The economists from IHS (NYSE:IHS), a leading global source of information and analysis, warned the triple disaster in Japan will affect every stage of the electronics supply chain.

Japan is the second largest global supplier of semi-conductors and is said to own 22 percent of the silicon wafers market, providing 60 percent of the worldwide supply.

It is predicted that it could take up to six months for manufacturers to get back to producing their previous capacity, the electronics and automotive industries feeling the effects the worst.

Jone-Lin Wang, IHS CERA managing director, noted that 10 percent of the electrical power generation in Japan could be off line for the next couple of months, possibly causing a summer of rationed supplies.

The first and second quarters of Japan’s economic growth are expected to experience a fall of 1.8 percent and 6.5 percent respectively.

While some IHS experts say the impact of the disaster on the automotive, electronics and chemicals industries ‘could be quite painful’; others think the shock will be short lived.

“The bottom line is that in the most likely scenario – other than Japan and North Africa – growth in much of world economy will not be derailed,” noted Nariman Behravesh, HS chief economist.

Connector Suppliers UK

If you require connectors, or any other electrical components, then Challenger Components has a readily available stock of quality parts.

Challenger Components has 50 years experience in the electronics market, and are specialists in Static Control, Cooling solutions with fans and blowers, and Connectors.

Visit: for more information, and to discuss your requirements in more detail.

Electronic Component Manufacturer Nicomatic

2 03 2011

Electronic component manufacturers in the UK have different specialities, knowing which one to turn to with your electronic requirements is important.

Find out more about the electronic connector specialist Nicomatic, what their connectors are used for, and the best suppliers of Nicomatic electronic connectors online.

Connector Manufacturers

Nicomatic was founded in 1976, so the company has 34 years of experience in manufacturing, designing, and assembling electronic components.

Its particular specialities include connectors and metal domes, which come under the term of electronic passive components – which do not produce electricity but consume it instead, acting as a means to carry an electrical current.

Their products are primarily used in industrial sectors and in defence as the connectors they design are capable of withstanding highly pressurised environments, so the electricity current is not compromised when it is depended on in these areas for successful running.

Nicomatic produce both low volume products specifically for a client’s technological requirements, and mass production of precision components for the consumer markets.

What are Industrial Connectors UK?

Connectors are used in electrical devices as a means to join two circuits together.

Electronic connectors can be temporary for use in portable technology which is unplugged often, or as a permanent structure between two wires inside the system.

The connector either joins two wires or cables together, or connects the wire to an electrical circuit as used for assembly.

There are many different electrical connectors typically required in industry and these include industrial circular, industrial rectangular, RF coaxial connectors, smart card connectors, and heat seal connectors.

Military connectors are another specific type, but are commonly used in defence equipment in the military.

Nicomatic Suppliers UK

Challenger Components supplies Nicomatic connectors, and can help you with your electronic requirements from design, through to assembly.

For more information on Nicomatic electronic connectors visit: Challenger Components

Electrical Supplies Shortage For Christmas

30 11 2010

New industry analysis into the electrical components industry shows that many must-have items could be at a shortage soon due to lead times increasing for core electrical products.

Research by supply management company BravoSolution has revealed that many companies are continuing to hold on to their cash reserves wherever possible for fear of buying redundant stock that they then cannot sell.

As a result, they claim, lead times for many electrical products have increased dramatically, hitting dangerously high levels that now stand at an alarming 52 days – five times higher than the previous 10-12 day standard.

According to BravoSolution’s analysis, electrical components such as transistors and other connectors, have been affected most in this inventory dwindle, risking a shortage of many of desired consumer electronics, such as games consoles and televisions, over the Christmas period.

“With lead times for core electrical products hitting unprecedented levels over recent months, there is a real risk that many of the most wanted goods will simply not be available this Christmas,” says  Paul Martyn, Vice President of Global Marketing, BravoSolution.

“Due to the surge in demand, the festive season is always a challenging time for retailers. With sales at risk at such a crucial time of the year, there is a real danger that quarterly results will be affected, which will ultimately have a substantial impact on the profitability and share price performance of both manufacturers and retailers alike.”

Top five potential product shortages include: Games consoles, MP3 players, Televisions, DVD players, Microwaves.

Entire industries have built up on the back of commonly used electrical products in recent decades, reliant as these products and more are on specialist and custom-made parts.

Companies such as NICOMATIC, who specialise in the design and manufacture of connectors and metal dome switching technology for membrane switches and mobile phones, are just one example of a company operating in particular manufacturing niches.

Challenger Components is one of the leading distributors in the UK of electrical component products.

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