1989 Corning Cabelcon introduced our unique Nitin-6™ plating into
the connector industry. The NiSn plating was known from other industries -
for products used in medical and scientific instruments, kitchenware, for
coating of exposed parts in automobiles and for military equipment.
The new plating was another great Cabelcon
step forward: Allergic nickel reactions were not unusual within the
working environment. Corrosion was causing inconsistent contact
resistance, a well known problem related to connections in the networks.
Most Cabelcon connectors, adapters and splices are treated with Cabelcon’s
has many advantages compared to other kinds of plating. Here are some of
the most important features…
Extremely resistant against
chemicals, sea water, oils and pollution
Does not cause
allergic reactions to nickel allergic persons
in all environments against corrosion
In house plating – a
guarantee for quality and control
Low friction surface.
Will retain lubricant well
NITIN-6™ is not
sensitive to tin
markings on the surface
Contact resistance is
plating is non-magnetic
To obtain a high and long lasting quality
Cabelcon has developed a unique Nitin-6™ plating process, where a
lot of different items can be plated in continuous operations. The system
controls automatically the right time and operation procedures for the
each specific lot.
Cabelcon’s plating quality - including the
alloy and layer thickness - is frequently controlled by use of our
advanced X-ray/laser computerized test equipment. A further guarantee of
quality ensures our customers’ satisfaction.
plated Cabelcon connectors can easily be dismounted - even after many
years of installation. Also the threads remain undamaged after years of
installation into die cast housings.
plating has proved to be
extremely stable and resistant, over many years of operation, in the
harshest climatic environments. Our standard salt spray tests are carried
out in accordance to IEC 68-2-52, test kb - salt mist, cyclic with two
spray periods - each of two hours. Each period of spray is followed by 7
days of exposure to moisture (40° C / 93 % Relative Moisture). Visual
inspection is carried out after each test. Such tests show no serious
impact to the
plating or the function of the connector - even after 1000
hours of testing.
NITIN-6™ is the excellent choice of
plating. NITIN-6™ is placed in the middle of the galvanic scale at -350 mV
ensuring the maximal allowable distance (according to military
specifications) of 350 mV to most other alloys except stainless steel.
Various Connector Plating
Silver and White Bronze
Silver and white bronze has the lowest
practical resistance and they are therefore able to minimize interface
contact resistances, which is ideal for low Intermodulation. But silver
and white bronze are more sensitive for corrosion than Nitin-6™.
Silver also oxidizes.
Stainless steel, Nickel and Ferrites
Magnetic and paramagnetic materials such as
stainless steel, magnetic nickel and ferrites, provoke non-linearity and
have higher interface contact resistance, which increases the passive
Intermodulation. A test has shown that degradation in performance of 20 dB
was discovered, when magnetic nickel plating was used instead of silver or
Nitin-6™ plating is an excellent
protection in all environments against corrosion and have a much better corrosion
resistance than silver and white bronze. The plating is non-magnetic and
resistant to chemicals.
Nitin-6™ has a stainless steel look,
a low friction surface and will retain lubricant well. And Nitin-6™
is non-toxic and does not cause allergic reactions to nickel allergic
Nitin-6™ is the perfect plating for connectors.
Cabelcon’s customers expect high and long lasting quality
and that is why Cabelcon developed our unique NITIN-6™ plating
Millions of Cabelcon connectors have been
plated with our unique NITIN-6™ alloy since 1989. They are in use
all over the world - in all kinds of environments to the utmost
satisfaction of our customers. Malfunction due to corrosion is an unknown
problem. This is actually the finest guarantee for our products!
to ensure minimum impact to the environment in the washing process, we use
only water and washing chemicals - not harmful to the environment. The
water used for the plating- and washing process is reused several times in
different washing levels. After extensive use, the discharge water is
being cleaned in our advanced "waste water cleaning system". The final
discharge water complies with the government environmental regulations.
The remaining contents of metal and chemicals drawn from the discharge
water and used chemicals, go for destruction.
- is the trademarked
designation of Cabelcon's unique NiSn compo-sition - the finest connector
Cabelcon introduced this
plating to the industry in 1989 - as a result of intensive tests of
plating has an important influence on the intermodulation performance
below are the most likely factors that can affect the Intermodulation
performance on CATV and wireless connectors:
Poor surface finish, Low contact pressure, Less than 360° contact,
Convoluted signal path, Insufficient plating thickness, Contaminated
plating solution, Dissimilar metals in intimate contact, Magnetic
materials in the signal path, Debris and dust within the connector.
has proven to be excellent with fine values on all parameters.
controlled X-ray equipment for test of alloys and layer thicknesses
Cabelcon’s Salt Spray test
Brass parts ready for plating