Harwin has produced a video to demonstrate the automated crimp process it has developed for its Datamate Trio-Tek open barrel crimp contacts. The Datamate Trio-Tek auto-crimp contact is an innovative and patented design featuring a triangular form that simplifies crimping and enables customers to automate this part of the process for medium- and high-volume applications. Harwin claims this is the first automated or semi-automated system for high-reliability contacts.
Until now, automating the crimping process has been difficult, but the new Datamate Trio-Tek open barrel crimp contact has a latching feature that simplifies the insertion of contacts into the housing and can be crimped automatically or semi-automatically four to five times faster than conventional manual crimping. As a result, higher volume throughput is achieved and costs are reduced.
At the same time, the contact retains the same high-reliability standards as Harwin's conventional Datamate contacts, which are tested in accordance with BS 9525-F0033. A crimp inspection window in the housing aids quality control and the insulated crimp barrel provides improved strain relief. The contacts have J-Tek jackscrews and are supplied either loose or on reels.
The Harwin Datamate Trio-Tek video can be seen on Harwin's website at www.harwin.com/trio-tek.