Tailor-made connectors- to meet customers’ requirements
Creation of our own connectors – reasons and uses for new developments
Numerous products can be produced in as wide a range as DIN connectors. In other cases it could, however, make sense to deviate from the norm. With our experience in development and construction of prototypes through to mass production we are the right partner.
The standard connectors do cover many applications but certainly not all. If, for example, a plug is required with an unusual number of contacts or for transmitting a very high electric current, it could be that our standard range of plugs fails to provide a solution. It may also be necessary to develop an individual plug with a particular shape due to the unusual spatial conditions available. A further reason for developing a new product is the uniqueness of the total product. An assembly mix-up (for instance cable harnesses) is not possible with connectors produced specifically for this product. Special structural shapes also prevent cheaper substitute products of poor quality from being installed and thereby reducing the value of the whole product. In this case repairs can only be carried out using high quality spare parts produced by us.
Materials and manufacturing processes for customised connectors
In the manufacture of these connectors many different plastics and contacts, (flat contacts, circular pins, wire-based pins) can be used. Taking into consideration the later area of application and expected loads we recommend materials which, in our extensive experience, have proven to be suitable. Depending on the type of connector and the quality required, we produce the parts semi- or fully automatically. The materials are subsequently processed using a procedure suitable for this specific purpose. The first possibility consists of inserting the contacts in the injection mould and directly injection moulding them. In the second procedure the plastic body is manufactured first and the contacts are subsequently pressed in. The plug connectors can, of course, be equipped with seals and other extras during production.