SALEM, N.H.--()--Harwin, manufacturer of hi-rel interconnect solutions and cost-saving PCB hardware products, has expanded its EZ-BoardWare range of PCB hardware products with nine new EZ-Spring Contacts. Also known as Spring Fingers or Grounding Contacts, these devices are designed for easy assembly onto PCBs, and are used as grounding or shielding contacts, in contact with metal frames or shields. Suitable for both wiping and sliding action, the individual clips are supplied in tape and reel packaging for automated placement, and reduce manufacturing costs by eliminating time-consuming secondary assembly operations.
“These EZ- Spring Contacts take up minimal space on a PCB and are mechanically strong, capable of providing a good electrical connection that can be easily mated and separated many times. More, they provide a low cost solution being auto-placeable by industry-standard equipment.”
A significant addition to Harwin’s existing range of spring contacts, the new devices are available in a variety of different styles. Uncompressed heights of between 1.7mm and 7.0mm provide excellent design flexibility, and good spring properties enable excellent electrical connection/grounding to be made between a PCB and various other electronic components - other PCBs, speakers, fans, aerials, shields etc – even if the equipment is subject to vibration. A variety of plating finishes, including gold and tin are offered.
Comments Bill Neukomm, Vice President: “These EZ- Spring Contacts take up minimal space on a PCB and are mechanically strong, capable of providing a good electrical connection that can be easily mated and separated many times. More, they provide a low cost solution being auto-placeable by industry-standard equipment.”
EZ- Spring Contacts are suitable for use in virtually all industry sectors across a wide range of applications including aerospace and defence equipment, white goods, medical and industrial products.
Harwin is a manufacturer of standard & custom interconnect components with an enviable reputation for high quality and exceptional customer service. Harwin has been successfully manufacturing electronic components for more than 50 years. Harwin’s sales and service extend worldwide via offices and manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, Germany, Singapore & Taiwan and a world wide distribution network. Products include: High Reliability devices; RFI & PCB Hardware; and an extensive range of industry standard interconnection solutions. The company operates a continuous product development program, and offers a custom connector design service.