Harting adds two stack heights to har-flex

Two connector stack heights have been added to the compact har-flex 1.27mm pitch connector family from Harting. The new connector stack heights allow a range of PCB spacings from 8 to 20mm.

The stack heights allow designers to optimise the use of space in PCB and device design by enabling a broad range of PCB spacings, says Harting.

They add to the flexibility of the har-flex PCB connector family which already offers a wide range of pole counts, fixings, design heights and reliable parameters for soldering, claims Harting.

The new PCB spacings are achieved by the use of straight male connectors with a stack height of 4.85mm and female connectors with a stack height of 13.65mm. These are complemented by har-flex insulation-displacement contact (IDC) ribbon cable connector assemblies to allow for the wider spacing between PCBs.

The flexibility this affords caters for the fact that in industrial device design, every instance is unique, says Harting, and each piece of housing needs to allow for different sizes, formats and requirements, with the PCBs inside the unit designed to offset other space factors.

Each PCB must include a defined position for interfaces to the housing wall or other electronic components and these will vary according to the device and its application. In har-flex, Harting offers a miniaturised interface with a compact pitch of 1.27mm, pin counts ranging from six to 100 as required, finely graded stack heights of male and female connectors from 8.0 to 20mm and fixings with surface mount or through hole technology hold-downs to satisfy every conceivable requirement, boasts Harting. har-flex fits in almost any application, no matter how small, while at the same time being very robust.

har-flex is also suitable for use with pick-and-place equipment, and can be soldered in reflow soldering processes. Harting prioritises precision in its components, which aids their use in automated manufacturing processes.