Aluminum Connectors

CONNECTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY® is proud to supply the industry with a line of electrical connectors fabricated from the very best aluminum alloy, 6061-T6. This choice was predicated upon many design factors to achieve the best balance between strength and conductivity. Both factors are of extreme importance in connector design calculations. The aluminum extrusions have almost a two-to-one advantage in yield strength to that of a sand cast alloy 356 or die cast alloy AXS679, permitting an extra margin of safety while the conductivity is a most favorable 43% IACS.

The set and socket screw mechanical connectors are designed to utilize the advantages of the 6061-T6 alloy and temper for high yield strength while providing a connector of low stress. Screw pressure is designed to break through aluminum conductor oxide by the cold flow process that insures a low resistance connection. Sufficient pressure is maintained on the conductor to prevent the reforming of the aluminum oxide. The pressure, combined with the high conductivity factor, will result in a connector operating temperature below that of the conductor.

We therefore, offer these advantages in connector design:

  1. Compact design.
  2. High strength aluminum.
  3. Relative light weight construction.
  4. Economy.
  5. Tested products in accordance with Underwriters Laboratories and the Canadian Standards Association requirements for listing.
These factors together with our dedication for the highest quality standards available and an unsurpassed service level, provide our customers with maximum reliability.