Removable caps for automated assembly of spring-loaded pins introduced by Mill-Max

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. – Mill-Max Manufacturing Co. in Oyster Bay, N.Y., is introducing an option for automated assembly of spring-loaded pins with the introduction of pick-and-place removable caps.

Mar 7th, 2017
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. – Mill-Max Manufacturing Co. in Oyster Bay, N.Y., is introducing an option for automated assembly of spring-loaded pins with the introduction of pick-and-place removable caps.

The 806 series features standard Mill-Max spring pins with removable caps to keep parts centered in the carrier tape pocket by presenting a large round target surface for vacuum pick up and are removable after soldering.

Some components, particularly individual terminals and pins, are poorly suited for pick and place carrier tape packaging due to their geometry. To solve this problem it's often necessary to add an accessory to the part to accommodate packaging and automated assembly; these removable caps do just that.

They are for applications in which the production volume necessitates automatic assembly yet an insulator is not required or feasible. The removable caps attach to the body of the spring pin, slipping over without compressing or damaging the plunger.

Related: Target connectors and pins for mating surface for spring-loaded pins on boards offered by Mill-Max

The four finger design creates compliancy making the cap easy to remove. The closed flat top ensures vacuum pickup every time.

The 806-22-001-30-0XX191 series is available in nine surface-mount options using standard Mill-Max spring pins 0900-X and 0907-X. The 806-22-001-10-00X191 series is available in four through-hole style spring pins 0906-X.

All parts are packaged per EIA-481 standards on 13-inch reels with the surface mount style on 16-millimeter wide tape and through-hole on 24-millimeter wide. The removable caps are made of high temperature nylon 46 and are suitable for most soldering processes.

For more information contact Mill-Max online at www.mill-max.com.

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