Metal Backshells with Built-In Shielding Ensure Ongoing Electrical & Mechanical Integrity

 To complement its widely-used Datamate wire-to-board connector offering, hi-rel connector manufacturer Harwin now supplies a comprehensive range of backshells with a rugged aluminium alloy construction and electroless nickel plating. Through these accessories, which can be applied to new installations or alternatively for carrying out mid production modifications, engineers are able to add increased levels of mechanical robustness, as well as providing the necessary EMI/RFI protection. As a result, prolonged operational lifespans can be benefitted from even in the most uncompromising of application conditions.

Incorporated into the female cable versions is a highly convenient attachment feature via which braid screening can be achieved with maximum effectiveness. There is a large elliptical entry hole for braid placement, along with a choice of slotted or hexagonal jackscrews on either side for securing the connection (as well as providing strain relief). The male backshell is designed for panel mount applications, and is compatible with both cable or vertical PCB connector styles. Full 360 degree EMI/RFI shielding is delivered once the male/female mating process has been completed. A working temperature range spanning from -55°C to +125°C is supported.

The new Harwin backshells can be used in conjunction with both the company’s J-Tek and its Mix-Tek Datamate connector product lines – with signal, power and coax cabling all being accommodated. The combined Datamate/backshell assemblies are significantly lower in overall cost than equivalent Micro-D/backshell arrangements. Made to order, only low minimum volumes are required and there are very short turnaround times involved. Among the key areas where these items will be employed are aerospace, motorsport, industrial drives/controls, military communication, satellite systems, robotics and renewable energy infrastructure.

 

About Harwin

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