Swage-mount circuit board pins for board-to-board interconnects introduced by Mill-Max
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. – Mill-Max Manufacturing Co. in Oyster Bay, N.Y., is introducing six swage-mount printed circuit board pins for board-to-board interconnects.
These swage mount terminals are designed to be fastened mechanically to a board or panel and plugged into sockets or soldered into mating boards in board stacking and other interconnect configurations.
Swage pins often are thought of as wire-to-board soldering terminals and test points or as hardware such as circuit board standoffs, but they also are for board-to-board interconnects.
They have a simple design, don't require the more precise circuit board hole specifications associated with most press-fit pins, and can be processed in volume with semi-automatic or automatic equipment, Mill-Max officials say.
Swage assembly is a method of mechanically fastening pin terminals to a circuit board, similar in style to riveting. After the pins are swaged, they are soldered to provide a mechanical electrical connection.
The swage pins come in various diameters and lengths to suit a wide variety of interconnect applications. They are useful when space is limited, near the edge of a board for example, where a connector with its housing is not an option.
The swaged pin takes up relatively little space and is secure without the need of an insulator. The longer pins are for overcoming the height of taller board components such as large capacitors, transformers, power supplies, and potentiometers.
They connect to a daughter card or other module, while the low-profile 4658-0 may be used on boards which are primarily SMT, to keep the overall stacked board assembly height to a minimum.
All the pins are high speed precision turned from brass alloys and annealed to prevent cracking during the swaging operation. The standard plating for these pins is matte tin over nickel with other plating options available upon request.
For more information contact Mill-Max online at www.mill-max.com.
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