Omron Electronic Components Europe offers time savings with its Rotary Backlock FPC connector range. The XF series of FPC connectors is a popular and space effective option for interconnecting PCBs and connecting boards to displays.
Commenting, Andries de Bruin, Senior European Product Marketing Manager, Omron, said “Many manufacturers supply their FPC connectors with the latch in close position but Omron’s backlock mechanism mean that we can ship with the lock in open position. This saves time, which on a high volume production line can add up to considerable cost savings too.”
Omron’s backlock on the XF2M and XF3M ranges gives the benefit of reducing the risk of the cable movement lifting the locking mechanism in use. The rotary latch is independent of the FPC socket and will not release if the FPC is lifted. The mounting reliability is further enhanced due to the four-sided housing that holds the FPC preventing displacement. The dual-sided contact also provides flexibility for engineers at the designing stage and the applicable FPC/FFC thickness is just 0.3mm (Gold-plated type). The range includes connectors with between 6 and 60 pins available on reels of 100 or 1500 pcs. Pitch sizes range from 0.25mm to 0.5mm
Applications include wearables, smart phones, projectors, ultrasound, security and embedded modules.
Omron Electronic Components Europe is a leader in electromechanical PCB relays, as well as a leading supplier of components such as micro switches, MOSFET relays, DIP switches, photomicrosensors and connectors. Omron has a strong portfolio of innovative technologies including MEMS based pressure, flow and thermal measurement sensors, human face and gesture recognition modules, vibration and tilt sensors.
Omron Electronic Components Europe strongly supports its customers in Western and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS through 8 regional offices, a network of local offices and partnerships with specialist, local, regional and global distributors.
Omron Electronic Components Europe is a subsidiary of the Omron Corporation, recognised worldwide as a leader of high quality, high technology electrical and electronic control equipment and component products.