Switchcraft Celebrates 60 Years of Manufacturing - Sound & Video Contractor

Switchcraft Celebrates 60 Years of Manufacturing

Switchcraft, a leading U.S. manufacturer of connectors and cable assemblies, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Started in 1946
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0

Switchcraft Celebrates 60 Years of Manufacturing

Sep 19, 2006 12:09 PM

Switchcraft, a leading U.S. manufacturer of connectors and cable assemblies, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Started in 1946 by three former GIs fresh from their radio experience in WWII, Switchcraft was an early leader in the development of high-quality components for the electronics industry. The company that developed the first and only guitar plug, the industry-standard 280 plug, continues to develop and expand its diversified product line today.

Switchcraft offers interconnect solutions in many industries including audio, medical, broadcast, process control, harsh environment, and transportation. Products include a wide variety of connectors, jacks and plugs, molded cable assemblies, jackpanels and patchbays, and switches. To further enhance its role in the harsh environment industry, Switchcraft acquired the Conxall Corporation in 1999. Conxall provides both standard and custom solutions for environmentally sealed connector and cable interconnects. These connectors have become the standard in industries such as process control, GPS and instrumentation.

To keep up with the ever changing demands for product solutions, Switchcraft has made a large commitment in vertically integrating its 250,000-square-foot facility in Chicago. Core sub-components are stamped and formed, molded, plated, and assembled using the latest techniques in automated assembly. This helps keep products cost-effective and ensures that the company maintains the high level of quality first envisioned by its founders.

Featured

Related

DM NVX You Tube Video Cap

When AV Actually Meets IT Needs

Don’t miss a social beat – follow #MyInfoComm2018 and make sure you visit Crestron located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at booth C2562.Truly Converged AV over IPSince we’ve been reporting on AV over IP, there’s been an asterisk. Or more like a hammer ...read more

AJAcompilationWPcov

Streaming Video For Live Events

Streaming with a combination of hardware and off-the-shelf software (which allows one to effectively do a live switch for streaming from multiple cameras), or from a dedicated streaming device from a single source, is now more affordable than ever. And the results are better, if ...read more

Crestron Blog 2 ART ccs-uc-200-hud

Not All Digital AV Needs to be On the Network

Don’t miss a social beat – follow #MyInfoComm2018 and make sure you visit Crestron located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at booth C2562. The confluence of a new mobile workforce and higher real estate costs have pushed facilities managers to create more ...read more