LADD Distribution specializes in the sales, distribution, marketing, and technical support of industrial electrical connectors and accessories. A focus for LADD Distribution is TE Connectivity`s DEUTSCH industrial environmentally sealed electrical connectors. DEUTSCH industrial connectors are part of TE Connectivity`s Industrial and Commercial Transportation business unit, a world leader in connectors and interconnect systems for use in the toughest and harshest environments. DEUTSCH connectors are specifically designed for critical applications in harsh environments where dust, dirt, moisture, salt spray, and rough terrain can contaminate or damage electrical connections and systems.
DEUTSCH connectors have been performing with unsurpassed reliability in the off-highway, trucking, construction, agricultural and engine industries for over 40 years.
As the sole authorized U.S. distributor of DEUTSCH industrial electrical connectors, we strive to exceed expectations through our knowledgeable, personal customer care. LADD Distribution is dedicated to finding new ways to assist our customers at all stages of design-in and assembly of industrial environmentally sealed connectors.
Deutsch Industrial electrical connectors are specifically designed for critical applications where dust, dirt, moisture, salt spray, and rough terrain can contaminate or damage electrical connections and systems. Deutsch Industrial has been successfully meeting the needs of the off-highway, trucking, construction, agricultural, and engine industries for over 40 years.
Deutsch is a privately owned company with over 70 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of electrical connectors. The Deutsch Industrial Products Division was formed in 1969 to serve the industrial and heavy-duty markets with a wide variety of environmentally sealed electrical connectors. The Deutsch vision is to be at the forefront of the connector industry, understanding and knowing customer's needs while competing effectively with respected products and services. Distribution to the U.S. market is handled exclusively through LADD Industries.
Founded in 1986, LADD Distribution has been serving customers in the off-highway, marine, trucking, construction, agricultural, and engine industries for over 25 years. LADD specializes in the distribution, marketing, and technical support of industrial electrical connectors and accessories and is the exclusive authorized U.S. distributor of DEUTSCH industrial environmentally sealed electrical connectors.
LADD Distribution is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio and operates warehouses in Dayton, OH and in Santa Teresa, NM to supply customers in the United States and Canada. LADD's Martinsried, Germany location serves Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). LADD's Tokyo, Japan and Shanghai, China locations serve customers in Asia.
At LADD Distribution, we strive to exceed expectations through our knowledgeable, personal customer care. We deliver specialized support through our highly trained Customer Service associates, ensuring an exceptional experience when placing orders, obtaining quotes and when needing technical assistance. LADD is dedicated to finding new ways to assist our customers at all stages of design-in and assembly of industrial environmentally sealed connectors. Our Applications Consultants are available to provide on-site design-in assistance, technical support and product training.
LADD offers a host of value-added services including:
- » On-time Delivery
- » Blanket Ordering
- » Same Day Shipping
- » Immediate Quoting
- » Comprehensive Inventory
- » Personal Customer Service
- » Application Assistance
- » Technical Support
- » Customized Accessories
- » Connector Assembly Kits
- » Service Kits
TE Connectivity's DEUTSCH industrial electrical connectors are specifically designed for critical applications where dust, dirt, moisture, salt spray, and rough terrain can contaminate or damage electrical connections and systems. DEUTSCH industrial electrical connectors have been performing with unsurpassed reliability in the off-highway, trucking, construction, agricultural, marine, and engine industries for over 40 years.
DEUTSCH traces its roots back to 1938, when Alex Deutsch founded the company in California. DEUTSCH first entered the connector industry by creating innovative electrical connectors for aerospace applications. Commercial jet manufacturers, the US military, and NASA have depended on DEUTSCH connectors for several cutting-edge aircraft projects.
Over the years, the DEUTSCH name became synonymous with technology leadership and quality. In 1976, the DEUTSCH Industrial Products Division was formed to provide the industrial and heavy-duty markets with environmentally sealed electrical connectors. Industry leading manufacturers have counted on DEUTSCH to maintain electrical connections and to keep equipment running.
DEUTSCH served customers around the world as a privately owned company for over 70 years. In 2012, DEUTSCH was acquired by TE Connectivity, creating an unparalleled range of connector products and solutions for harsh environment applications. Today, as part of TE Connectivity's Industrial and Commercial Transportation business unit, DEUTSCH industrial connectors are an important piece of one of the world's most comprehensive connector product portfolios.
DEUTSCH industrial environmentally sealed electrical connectors are for critical applications where failure is not an option. DEUTSCH connectors are designed to withstand the harshest and most challenging environments. DEUTSCH industrial connectors feature:
- A Common Contact System
A single contact system terminates all DEUTSCH connectors by utilizing common tooling and processes The only variation among the contacts is the size of the terminal, which is dictated by the wire gauge.
- Increased Socket-Terminal Performance
DEUTSCH sockets are copper crimp-type terminals with a stainless steel sleeve covering the contact fingers. The sleeve protects the fingers from damage and increases service life.
- Air-Tight Crimp Terminations
When properly crimped, DEUTSCH terminations provide an air-tight crimp which is highly resistant to increases in resistance caused by oxidation and variations in temperature.
- No Retention 'Tangs'
DEUTSCH contact retention is part of the connector body, not the contact, and therefore not exposed to damage during assembly and rework.
- Exact Contact Process Control
DEUTSCH solid contacts are manufactured by a cold-forming process, eliminating most random variations and leading to consistent and predictable performance.
- Exact Metal Process Control
DEUTSCH metal shells are manufactured by a cold-extrusion process which reduces the quantity of raw material needed and eliminating water penetration through the shell. This process leads to higher performance and lower cost.
- Hi-Performance Molded Shells
To reduce the risk of fire, DEUTSCH uses flame-retardant, high-grade thermoplastics for all molded DEUTSCH connector components.
- Dielectric Contact Retention
The DEUTSCH contact retention system requires terminal insertion through the rear of the connector, increasing production speed and lowering cost by eliminating the need to terminate the wire after it has passed through the connector.
- Silicon Wire Seals
DEUTSCH wire seals are an integral component of the connector, eliminating the need to assemble separate wire seals on leads, and reducing wire termination assembly time and cost.
- No Additional Sealing Required
DEUTSCH connector interfacial seals lower assembly cost because they do not require 'graffo grease' or other additives to make them water-proof.
- Impact Resistant Materials
Rugged thermoplastic materials are selected to prevent breakage caused by impact during use.
- Fail Safe Connector Assembly
DT connectors are designed to allow the wedgelock to be installed only if the contacts are fully and properly inserted, and to allow the connectors to mate only if the wedgelocks are fully inserted.
- Improved Field Performance
DEUTSCH connectors are designed to carry the rated current at maximum rated temperature.
- Extended Wire Sealing Range
DEUTSCH connector wire seals are designed to seal properly over a broad wire diameter range. DEUTSCH connectors provide secure wire seals with a minimum number of parts, streamlining the design process and simplifying inventory management.
- Damage Resistant Latches
DT 'push down' connector latches provide increased damage resistance.