Posted by Courtney E. Howard
MINNEAPOLIS, 6 Aug. 2011. Omnetics Connector Corp., a manufacturer of miniature high-reliability (hi-rel) connectors, has unveiled a hybrid Micro/Nano Connector designed to reduce weight and space, while also meeting design requirements. The new product combines either a standard nano (.64-mm pitch) or a standard micro (1.27-mm pitch) insulators and contacts in a CNC-machined metal shell, enabling engineers to combine power and signal processing in a compact area.
The nano contacts can carry up to 1 amp per contact, while the micro contacts can handle 3 amps. The same nano and micro pins and sockets are used in the company’s QPL-qualified MIL-DTL-32139 and MIL-DTL-83513 connectors.
“Omnetics is constantly being asked for creative ways to reduce size and weight,” admits Greg Jones, North American sales manager. “By combining two connectors into one metal shell, we manage to accomplish our goal. Omnetics’ engineering works closely with design engineers to create unique solutions, whether it is combining connectors or designing a cable harness. Utilizing 3D modeling, design time is significantly reduced and the end product is one the design engineer can trust to be correct.”