Complementary to Amphenol's Starline EX, the new Amphe-EX connector series targets applications in the oil and gas exploration, petrochemical, chemical, paint, pharmaceutical manufacturing, power-generation, and fuel-storage industries. The mini, explosion-proof threaded connectors accommodate small wire gauges (12-28 AWG) and require less space for the interconnect. They feature scratch resistant, anodic hardcoat-plated hardware that improves heat resistance and dielectric strength over standard plating. In addition, the connectors are ATEX, AEX, and IEC approved for Zone 1-rated applications using coax and fiber-optic cables as well as standard copper, and they come complete with EX-rated sealing cable glands. They are available in five shell sizes and 50 insert patterns and are flameproof in compliance with EN 60079-0 and EN 60079-1. Prices for a mated pair start at $250. Delivery is 10 weeks after receipt of an order. Check out www.amphenol-industrial.com.