When customers need a high-performance connector for their critical interconnect applications, Mill-Max precision-machined pin technology is the answer. Some advantages of Screw Machine technology include:
- Receptacle shells have seamless construction, preventing solder contamination from entering the electrical contact area during wave or reflow soldering operations.
- Countersinking at the top of machined pins promotes alignment, making assembly more productive.
- Machined sockets are made with brass alloy 360 ½ hard, an alloy known for its strength, conductive, and thermal properties.
- Press-fit assembled inside each receptacle shell is a highly reliable, four-finger beryllium copper contact clip, which scores the mating device lead, forming a gas-tight electrical and mechanical connection. For high-temperature applications of more than 150°C, an alternative beryllium nickel alloy is available.
- Multi-finger contact clips are superior to wiping connector blades because they provide multiple points of contact to the mating pin, providing better power and force distribution.
- Two-piece receptacle construction (shell and contact clip) allows for cost-efficient plating combinations. Receptacle shells can be plated with tin for solderability. Contact clips can be gold-plated for optimum conductivity.
- Socket insulators are made from high-temperature thermoplastics suitable for reflow soldering temperatures.
- Non-standard footprint pattern insulators can be easily created and configured using in-house PCB routers to machine FR-4 epoxy or G-30 polyimide for applications greater than 150°C.
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