Mill-Max Offers Swage Mount PCB Pins for Interconnect Applications

Mill-Max Offers Swage Mount PCB Pins for Interconnect Applications

Oyster Bay, NY, June 13, 2017 – Mill-Max is adding to its diverse mix of swage mount PCB pins with six new offerings designed for interconnect applications.  These swage mount terminals are designed to be mechanically fastened to a board or panel and plugged into sockets or soldered into mating boards in board stacking and other interconnect configurations.

Swage pins are often thought of as wire-to-board soldering terminals and test points or as hardware such as PCB standoffs, but they are also an excellent choice for board-to-board interconnects.  They are cost effective due to their simple design, don’t require the more precise PCB hole specifications associated with most press-fit pins and can be processed in volume with semi-automatic or automatic equipment.  Swage assembly is a method of mechanically fastening pin terminals to a circuit board, similar in style to riveting.  After the pins are swaged, they are soldered, providing a robust mechanical and reliable electrical connection.

The swage pins featured here are offered in various diameters and lengths to suit a wide variety of interconnect applications.  They are useful when space is limited, near the edge of a board for example, where a connector with its housing is not an option.   The swaged pin takes up relatively little space and is secure without the need of an insulator.  The longer pins are perfect for overcoming the height of taller board components (large capacitors, transformers, power supplies, potentiometers) to connect to a daughter card or other module, while the low profile 4658-0 may be used on boards which are primarily SMT, to keep the overall stacked board assembly height to a minimum .

All the pins are high speed precision turned from brass alloys and annealed to prevent cracking during the swaging operation.  The standard plating for these pins is matte tin over nickel with other plating options available upon request.

 

Part # Pin Dia. (in) Pin Length for Mating (in.) Suggested Mounting Hole Diameter (in) Maximum Board or Panel thickness (in)
4658-0-00-80-00-00-08-0 .040 .094 .043 .062
4275-0-00-80-00-00-08-0 .040 .235 .043 .075
9103-0-00-80-00-00-08-0 .040 .300 .043 .031
4639-0-00-80-00-00-08-0 .062 .432 .065 .062
4717-0-00-80-00-00-08-0 .062 .332 .065 .062
9242-0-00-80-00-00-08-0 .083 .375 .094 .075

 

 

VCC Launches IP67 Harsh Environment LED Panel Mount Indicator with Unique Low-profile Optical Lens

VCC Launches IP67 Harsh Environment LED Panel Mount Indicator with Unique Low-profile Optical Lens

SAN DIEGO, CA — (April 6, 2017) — VCC, the global leader in indication and specialty illumination solutions, has launched a watertight IP67-rated LED panel mount indicator with a unique optical low-profile lens. The PML50 Series panel mount indicator with FlexVolt(TM) technology features a built-in ultra-bright LED that provides uniform illumination for application applications that require consistent identification and communication through light. The PML50 Series achieves full brightness in microseconds – even in daylight viewing conditions

The ruggedized PML50 Series FlexVolt indicator can be used with voltages ranging from 5V to 28V DC circuits, which reduces inventory cost and opens up unlimited design opportunities.

Offering a long operating life of 100K hours, the PML50 Series is designed for equipment often exposed to harsh environments including vibration, extreme temperatures, humidity, shock (dirty power), dust/dirt, fluids, and more. Typical applications include automation & control, gaming & vending, industrial, maritime, oil & gas, people movers, safety & emergency, transportation, wastewater & treatment, and more.

“When equipment demands accurate identification and recognition regardless of external conditions, the PML50 Series LED panel mount indicator ensures bright indication and communication,” said Sannah Vinding, Director of Product Development and Marketing at VCC.

The LED indicator is available in five single colors including red, green, white, blue and yellow. The PML50 Series is also offered in bi-color versions including red/green with a clear lens for increased contrast between on and off.

The PML50 Series LED panel mount indicator has a panel hole diameter of 0.688″ (17.5mm)

For more information on the PML50 Series and to view the product video go to: https://vcclite.com/new-pml50-series/

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160 Amp In-line Power Connector From Hirose Simplifies Assembly

160 Amp In-line Power Connector From Hirose Simplifies Assembly

EF1 Series power connector features quick and secure one-step connection via a snap-in lock, eliminating the need for contact screws…

DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS — March 27, 2017 — Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has developed a single-pole 160 Amp in-line power connector that supports a wide range of power control and battery applications. The high-current EF1 Series power connector utilizes a crimp contact that offers a quick and secure one-step connection. The snap-in lock produces a secure, locking connection and eliminates the need for contact screws, ensuring a stable and consistent connection.

The EF1 Series has a highly reliable contact spring design with multiple contact points. This design feature lowers the contact resistance and increases the current flow.

The EF1 Series connector is available in DIN rail and panel mount versions. Assembly is simple, and standard commercial crimp terminals can be used with the applicable 38mm2 (AWG#2) conductor size cable. Four types of keying are available to prevent mis-mating when using multiple connectors.

“The EF1 Series combines high-current capability with quick and easy assembly to offer a simple, straightforward power connector solution,” said Rick van Weezel, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Hirose Electric USA. “By eliminating the need for screws, the EF1 eliminates the need for continued retightening, reducing maintenance time and cost, while increasing connector security and reliability.”

The robust EF1 Series is well suited for a wide range of power controllers, power inverters, storage batteries, medical devices, base transceiver stations, and robot controllers.

The EF1 Series has a rated voltage of 1000V AC/DC, a contact resistance of 0.5 milliohms, and an operating temperature of -25 degree C to 105 degree C.

For additional information about the EF1 Series connector, visit:
https://www.hirose.com/product/en/products/EF1/

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ABOUT HIROSE ELECTRIC
Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. is a leading global supplier of innovative interconnects, with sales of over $1 billion to customers worldwide. Hirose employs advanced engineering services, superior customer support and worldwide manufacturing capabilities to provide value-based connector solutions for various industries including: industrial, telecommunication, consumer electronics, computer and automotive. More information can be found on Hirose Electric’s corporate website at www.hirose.com.

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Hirose’s New High-current Power Connector Simplifies Installation And Maintenance

DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS — March 20, 2017 — Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has launched a new high-current power supply connector with a snap-lock mechanism that ensures a safe and secure connection. Available in panel mount and DIN rail versions, the snap-lock EM35M Series power connector reduces wiring procedures and eliminates screw loosening commonly found in buss bar applications.

Designed for manufacturing power control boxes, generators, fuel batteries, and more, the EM35M Series power connector supports up to 50 Amps with an AWG #8 cable. The 4-position (three-phase power source + ground) connector offers flexible and customizable keying options that prevent mis-mating of multiple connectors. The EM25M Series power connector uses up to two keys on the plug and up to three keys on the receptacle for a total of ten keying combinations.

As a safety measure, the connector’s mating sequence design ensures the ground contact is connected first when mating, and last when unmating, to provide a proper ground before power is applied. In addition, the female contacts have a protective cover that reduces exposure and potential damage during cable assembly and delivery. Crimp termination via a standard JIS tool provides quick and easy installation and maintenance.

“The EM35M Series reduces installation time and increases cost savings because it requires much less wiring and eliminates screw tightening. In addition, the crimp termination does not require a special crimp termination tool, saving substantial time compared to solder termination,” said Rick van Weezel, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Hirose Electric USA.

The EM35M Series connector is TÜV and UL certified. The power connector has a rated voltage of 500V AC or 500V DC, contact resistance of 1 milliohm maximum, insulation resistance of 5000 Megaohm minimum, and an operating temperature of -40 degrees C to +125 degrees C.

For additional information about the EM35M Series connectors, visit: https://www.hirose.com/product/en/products/EM35M/

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ABOUT HIROSE ELECTRIC
Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. is a leading global supplier of innovative interconnects, with sales of over $1 billion to customers worldwide. Hirose employs advanced engineering services, superior customer support and worldwide manufacturing capabilities to provide value-based connector solutions for various industries including: industrial, telecommunication, consumer electronics, computer and automotive. More information can be found on Hirose Electric’s corporate website at www.hirose.com

New 12g Sdi Connector From Hirose Simplifies Pcb Layout, Reduces Labor & Decreases Assembly Time

New 12g Sdi Connector From Hirose Simplifies Pcb Layout, Reduces Labor & Decreases Assembly Time

DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS — March 15, 2017 — Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has developed a serial digital interface (SDI) compliant connector that supports high transmission speeds up to 12Gbps. The miniature BNC75 Series radio frequency (RF) connector features an optimized center contact design that simplifies PCB layout and supports SMT processing, decreasing labor and assembly time.

The BNC75 Series connector supports 3G, 6G and 12G transmission, and is available in thread-fastened and bulkhead versions. By supporting high-speed transmissions up to 12Gbps versus traditional SDI connectors, the BNC75 Series can reduce the number of 3Gbps or 6Gbps SDI connectors required in a design. This not only enables a drastic reduction in the size of a device, but also significantly decreases mating time and component costs.

The BNC75 Series helps reduce the size of broadcasting cameras, FA/commercial cameras, security cameras, medical equipment, and more.

The BNC75 Series meets the 12G-SDI connector standard, offering high frequency performance that exceeds requirements up to the third harmonics (18GHz). The RF connector has a taper-shape single terminal design that generates high impedance matching performance at 75ohms. The single terminal design minimizes signal reflection and improves frequency characteristics versus through hole technologies.

“The new BNC75 Series supports image data transmission equivalent to 12Gbps through a single line specified in the 12G-SDI standard. A unique terminal design offers higher frequency performance by eliminating impedance disruptions often found in existing technologies,” said Rick van Weezel, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Hirose Electric USA.

The ROHS certified connector has an operating temperature of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C.

For additional information about the BNC75 Series connectors, visit: www.hirose.com/product/en/products/BNC75/

For more information on Hirose visit www.hirose.com/us.

ABOUT HIROSE ELECTRIC
Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. is a leading global supplier of innovative interconnects, with sales of over $1 billion to customers worldwide. Hirose employs advanced engineering services, superior customer support and worldwide manufacturing capabilities to provide value-based connector solutions for various industries including: industrial, telecommunication, consumer electronics, computer and automotive. More information can be found on Hirose Electric’s corporate website at www.hirose.com.