Cutting secure connector assembly time

Harwin has jlaunched 101Lok, a fast-mate version of its secure, 2mm pitch, J-Tek Datamate cable to cable, cable to board and board to board connector family. Historically, secure mating has been achieved with the Datamate J-Tek version using Jack screws. New 101Lok Datamate connectors require only a simple quarter turn actually 101 degrees to ensure complete security of the retention device. 101Lok connectors use specially designed-hardware tensioned by a coil spring to reduce the time required to mate the connector halves. This is ideal for those users that are seeking a faster means of assembly, whilst ensuring complete security of the retention device. This novel locking feature is also ideally suited to Harwins mixed technology Mix-Tek Datamate connectors and also the Trio-Tek range where high production volumes demand minimal assembly costs.

The spring tensioning also helps resist vibration in rugged environment applications such as aerospace. Comments, Product Manager, Paul Gillam: These new 101Lok connectors are designed to be very easy to use and require no special tooling. Our Datamate connectors are chosen because they are very rugged and highly resistant to shock and vibration. Now, with the introduction of these 101Lok Datamate variants, hi-rel users can speed up and simplify mating while still being assured of achieving the performance they require.