Stäubli Electrical Connectors Power the PV Industry

More than 1 billion MC4 Connectors service more than 50 percent of the worlds PV installations

WINDSOR, Calif. (September 8, 2017) -- Stäubli Electrical Connectors will showcase its industry-defining products at Solar Power International Sept. 10 - 13 (Booth# 3238), and two Stäubli robots will demonstrate an innovative PC control platform for use in robotics and in solar manufacturing applications.

As a pioneer and global market leader for connectors, Stäubli Electrical Connectors has more than 20 years of experience in the photovoltaics (PV) industry. During this time, more than 50 percent of the PV power worldwide has been successfully installed using more than 1 billion of the companys MC4 connectors.

"Stäubli has long stood for sustainable reliability and technological innovation, and our industry-leading products are helping our customers improve safety and efficiency to protect people, production and investments," said Ian Pratt, CEO of Stäubli Electrical Connectors.

The companys proprietary Multilam technology creates an industry-leading electrical connection that features multiple contact points to safely improve connection and energy transfer. Its CombiTac modular connector system is one of the companys best-known products, offering a wide range of combinations of contact types including power, signal, thermocouple, coaxial, fiber optic, pneumatic, hydraulic and bus connections in a compact frame. Other products featured at the Stäubli booth include:

• Test and Measurement solutions
• MC4 Standard and Circular Crimp
• Inline Fuse
• Aluminum to Copper Joints
• Key BC and Key BCC battery connections
• Inch GSR
• 10 BV Connector
• 21 BV Connector

At the booth, Stäubli Robotics and Beckhoff Automation also will showcase two 6-axis serial robots and a PC control platform for use in robotics and in solar manufacturing applications. One DIN rail-mounted Beckhoff embedded PC - powered by standard PC-based hardware and software technologies - will control the robots from Stäubli.

Stäubli, provides innovative mechatronics solutions in the fields of electrical and fluid connectors, robotics and textile. Stäubli Electrical Connectors (formerly Multi-Contact USA) was established in 1982 and has been a part of the Stäubli Group since 2002. The Stäubli Group has more than 4,500 employees and a network of agents in more than 50 countries. This year, the group is celebrating its 125-year anniversary.

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About Stäubli Electrical Connectors, Inc.
Stäubli Electrical Connectors, Inc., specializes in advanced contact technology that encompasses countless varieties of electrical connectors for power, photovoltaics, fiber optics, data transfer and coaxial applications. Headquartered in Windsor, Calif., the companys products include industrial connectors, connectors for automatic systems, medical industry connectors, connectors for renewable energy and connectors for test and measurement.

About Stäubli North America
Stäubli North America has over 200 employees supporting Textiles, Connectors and Robotics customers. The companys North American headquarters is located in Duncan, S.C., and the sales force is strategically placed on the West Coast, Canada, Mexico and elsewhere thoughtout the continent.

Stäubli is a leading manufacturer of textile machinery, quick release couplings and robotics systems. With a workforce of over 4,500 employees Stäubli is present in 25 countries supported by a comprehensive distribution network in 50 countries worldwide.

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