Harwin has expanded its Archer Kontrol board-to-board industrial connector portfolio to meet cable-to-board requirements. Based on customer feedback, the company has just introduced off-the-shelf IDC cable assembly options to accompany the existing discrete connector components. These are available now direct from stock through Harwin’s global network of distributors.
On each of these assemblies, a ribbon cable is fitted with female connectors at either end, making it easier for engineers to implement Archer Kontrol units into systems. Cable lengths of 150mm or 300mm are available off-the-shelf, with other lengths available to lead time upon request. The IDC design offers engineers a low profile, highly flexible solution which will bend considerably to fit into tight spaces. The horizontal cable exit orientation also saves significant headroom above the connector.
The new cable assemblies support all existing contact counts in this connector family (12, 16, 20, 26, 32, 40, 50, 68 and 80). To deliver greater durability, the contact areas have a gold flash finish deposited on them. A highly effective latching mechanism assures cable retention, resisting vibration and accidental disconnection. The components are optimized for modern industrial settings as they can handle data rates of up to 3Gbits/s.
Archer Kontrol connectors have seen a great deal of traction over the last two years, and are used in industrial drives, factory automation systems, IIoT, robotics, rugged handheld equipment as well as other applications. They exhibit strong resilience to the vibrations, mechanical shocks, high humidity levels and extreme temperatures often found in modern industrial settings. Furthermore, their shrouded contacts prevent potential damage from mismating and ensure continued interconnect integrity.
Harwin is renowned worldwide for producing high reliability interconnect solutions that can deal with the most exacting of application demands – attending to the defense, aerospace, space, industrial, oil/gas and motorsport sectors. Over the course of the last 65 years, the company has continued to set new benchmarks in terms of innovation, automation and service, through ongoing investment in advanced equipment and the training of its staff. Harwin’s team of highly skilled engineers have been responsible for developing an impressive array of ‘must not fail’ connector products that outperform the competition. These include the Gecko (1.25mm pitch), Datamate (2mm pitch), Mix-Tek (combined signal, power and coax) and high temperature M300 (3mm pitch) product lines. In addition, the company offers easy-to-implement EMI/RFI shielding solutions, a comprehensive portfolio PCB hardware (spacers, links, bridges, terminals, test points, etc.) and a broad range of industry standard connectors. All these products are available with short lead times via its extensive sales and distribution network. Harwin’s global reach enables it to respond rapidly to customer needs, with sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the UK, the USA, Germany, France and Singapore. For more information, visit: www.harwin.com