Engineered for reliability and automation

Harwin has enhanced its Datamate family of 2mm-pitch high-reliability connectors with pin-in-hole reflow (PIHR) products engineered for reliability and automated assembly. These Datamate L-Tek series connectors feature a locking latch. Compared to standard Datamate connectors, they have 2mm long terminations instead of 3mm.

Datamate PIHR connectors suit the connection of encoders and sensors to machine tools and robotic systems. They also offer reliable connections for IIoT modules installed in high vibration environments.

Harwin’s head of product management, Ryan Smart, said: “Modern encoders must deliver high levels of precision, while being able to deal with demanding industrial conditions such as heavy vibrations and high temperatures. Equipment manufacturers need to increase the level of automated assembly, to improve throughput and reduce errors. Datamate PIHR gives them the reliability needed, plus the convenience of being compatible with pick-and-place and reflow processes.”

The locking latch mechanism provides rapid mating connection and high resistance to vibrations without taking up valuable board space.