Molex has introduced a custom combination of blade and pin setter. These devices eliminate the need for pin insertion and splicing devices, resulting in a more flexible and reliable pin interface.
Randy Tan, global product manager for Molex, said: "Molex customers not only have the ability to plug-in customization, as custom-made blades and pins are soldered on the board rather than the push-in pins, making manufacturing simpler and more efficient."
In automotive applications from audio and GPS systems to engine systems, these devices will provide a unique solution for each application. By enabling more pins and blades per plug, the number of components on each PCB is reduced, further increasing efficiency.
Since the devices have contact pins and are SMT-compatible, the reliability of the interface is increased. The single and dual-slice system can be adapted to specific card stacking applications, which may include industrial automation applications.