Thales Netherlands specializes in designing and producing professional electronics for defence and security applications, such as radar and communication systems.
A bulkhead is a fitting designed to be inserted into a panel cut out of the rear (component side) or front side of the panel.
Currently there are only male JIC bulkheads on the market. This bulkhead has male UNF thread on one side and female UNF thread on the other side. Both sides have a 37 degree flare seating surface according to military standards.
This connection type is often used in high-pressure
applications, around 200 bar.
The customer was looking for a fitting that could transport a medium though a panel. Both connections needed to be JIC connections, male on one side, female on the other. The sizes of the connections were equal (both JIC-08) or different (JIC-06 and JIC-08). We solved the problem by creating a bulkhead with a JIC connection on both sides.
|Material:||Stainless Steel 316|
|Panel hole:||Minimal ø28,5 mm|
|Panel thickness:||Maximum 11 mm|
|Currently in use by:||Thales|
|Engineered products:||Bulkhead Male JIC06 – Female JIC08
Bulkhead Male JIC08 – Female JIC08
|Current working pressure:||16 bar|
|Safety factor:||Not applicable|
“We designed one product that replaces the accumulation of multiple standard products, which reduces assembly time, length and potential leak points.”