Vero Technologies expands capability with new SMT test points and ball and socket connectors

smt-test-points-printVero Technologies, the leading manufacturer of test points and terminal pins with an estimated market share in excess of 50% in the PTH space, has announced the introduction of a complementary range of SMT devices suitable for use with high-speed placement machines. Four industry-standard sized loop terminals, the 0603 (1.6 x 0.80 x 1.15mm), the 0805 (2.0 x 1.25 x 1.45mm) and the 1206 (3.2 x 1.60 x 2.0mm) are initially available; all are compatible with industry-standard probes, clips and hooks. Additional designs and sizes will follow during the coming months. All sizes are available in a nickel-plated stainless steel construction; the largest size is also available in a copper alloy, allowing customers to choose the material that best fits their production process.

Also introduced is a 2mm high, 1mm diameter, ball and socket terminal. It requires a minimum pad size of only 0.080”, 2.0mm, enabling it to be placed by any pick and place machine in even the most congested board designs. The socket has less than 2m? contact resistance, is rated at 3A and offers gentle detachment. The matching 3.2mm diameter socket has a ±30° angular movement before disconnection, giving good retention during use.

All the new products are available ex-stock in units of 2000 or 2500 on standard 7” tape and reels for automated pick and place; they are also available in minimum quantities of 100 for smaller volume requirements.