Birns, Inc., an ISO 9001:2008-certified global innovator in the design and manufacture of unique lines of high performance connectors and lights for the world's most demanding environments, has just introduced a new stocking system that allows the company to deliver Birns Millennium connectors and cable assemblies with an average lead time of just four weeks.
The breakthrough new program for these high density, deep submergence metal shell underwater connectors includes an upgrade in manufacturing software to track and forecast orders and equipment and enhanced injection molding capabilities. Birns can now deliver standard Birns Millennium connectors and even custom cable assemblies in a matter of days for certain connectors off the shelf, and less than a month for most others. The revolutionary idea of stocking such complex connector systems is a breakthrough for the industry, and allows Birns to provide a wide range of faster, more versatile solutions to serve subsea companies.
"We're thrilled to offer the Birns Millennium series in such previously unheard of timeframes. Our customers have always relied on us to deliver high performance connector products that can handle massive power and signal loads for mission critical project deadlines," says Eric Birns, President and CEO. "We believe that our new, advanced capabilities for developing, testing and shipping in a fraction of industry-standard times will help be highly beneficial to the growth and success of the market."
The popular Birns Millennium series is rated to 6km and tailored for a wide range of optical, electro-optical, coax, electro-coax configurations and electromechanical applications (to 3 tons). The versatile series can be configured for high voltage-hybrid electro-optical options can include both high voltage (≤ 3.6kV) and low voltage (≤600V) conductors. The connectors reliably transmit huge data streams while minimizing electrical noise-typical loss recorded for a cable assembly of the series is <1dB.