AMETEK SCP Adds Polyethylene Molding Capability

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Contacts: Demetrios Kontoulis (401) 622-4195
E-mail: demetrious.kontoulis@ametek.com

WESTERLY, RI, —AMETEK SCP, a world leader in underwater cable and connector solutions for military and commercial applications, has added polyethylene (PE) molding capability to its factory capabilities.

Polyethylene has long been recognized as a preferred material for subsea cables and terminators due to its low-moisture absorption properties, long life and high reliability. AMETEK SCP now has the capability to custom mold polyethylene subsea cable splices, breakouts and connector terminations, both at the factory and for in-the-field terminations. In addition to the new mold equipment, AMETEK SCP has developed a Navy-approved process that effectively molds polyurethane to a polyethylene jacketed cable.

AMETEK SCP is a leader in custom electrical and optical connectors, cable assemblies and hull penetrators that are widely found on the U.S. submarine fleet as well as many other of the world’s navies. SCP also provides electrical interconnect solutions for a wide range of extreme environments, including undersea, oil field, nuclear and aerospace, that draw upon our extensive knowledge of submarine systems and expertise in electrical connector and data transmission technologies.

AMETEK SCP is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $3.6 billion. For additional information, contact AMETEK SCP, 52 Airport Road, Westerly, RI, 02891. Telephone: 401-596-6658. Fax: 401-596-8597. Web site: www.ametekscp.com

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