ITT’s Cannon Brand Unveils New Ruggedized Locking Coupling Technology at
2014 Farnborough Air Show
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
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.
ITT is a focused multi-industrial company that designs and manufactures highly
engineered critical components and customized technology solutions. Our
customers in the energy, transportation and industrial markets depend on us to
solve their most critical problems, and we focus on partnering with them to
find solutions to their unique challenges. With our strong Aerospace Controls,
Cannon and Enidine portfolios, we are a leader in serving customers in the
aerospace and defense markets. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White
Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries. The company has sales
in approximately 125 countries and generated 2013 revenues of $2.5 billion.
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