New latching versions of auto-assembly high-rel contacts

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New latching versions of auto-assembly high-rel contactsHarwin is launching a latching version of its Datamate Trio-Tek contact system, which means that, for the first time, not only can the hi-rel contacts be semi- or fully-auto crimp assembled, but they can also be speedily and securely mated without the need for time-consuming jackscrews.

The Datamate Trio-Tek three-point, open-barrel contact was introduced in 2009 as the first high-performance contact that could be auto-assembled using standard industry tooling. This not only speeds assembly time considerably – resulting in cost-savings – it also improves reliability. However, until now, users had to mate the connector pairs using jackscrews, which, although providing ruggedness and mating security, is a labour-intensive process. With the introduction of the simple L-Tek latching system, the Datamate Trio-Tek system minimises assembly time as well.

Datamate Trio-Tek L-Tek is available in a wide range of configurations covering 22 to 28awg and 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 17 positions (single-row) and 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14,16, 18, 20, 26, 34 and 44 positions (dual-row).

Product Manager Paul Gillam comments: "The introduction of the Datamate Trio-Tek L-Tek female connector family ensures that medium and high-volume applications that require a high-performance contact can be assembled and mated very quickly at minimum cost."

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