Surface mount 3-point contact socket for PCBs

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Harwin Sycamore SMT Contact

The Sycamore SMT socket from Harwin has been designed for robust operation in domestic metering and detection systems.

Harwin has announced its new Sycamore surface-mount socket which provides superior pin retention and durability for high-volume applications manufactured using advanced automated systems.  Sycamore’s design features three points of contact, providing the assurance of continuity and robustness previously only available from two-piece assemblies which are rarely available on Tape & Reel.

Key markets for Sycamore include domestic and commercial gas detection systems, fire alarms and metering systems, plus many other applications which require modules and devices such as field-replaceable parts or temperature-sensitive components to be mounted to a PCB.  Sycamore is a unique, proprietary Harwin contact design with patents pending.

Sycamore is a single-part SMT socket design featuring a low profile of only 0.3mm above the PCB.  Available in top and bottom entry versions, it accepts 1.0mm or 1.50mm diameter pins and is open-ended, so mating pin depth is not limited.   Manufactured from Beryllium copper, contacts are gold-plated to ensure high conductivity and durability over a temperature range of -50degC to +125degC .

“At Harwin, we understand the challenges of our customers right from design through to manufacturing and the unique contact design of our new Sycamore surface-mount socket addresses their need to apply advanced manufacturing processes for high volume output with no compromise on contact performance.” comments Robert Webber, Product Strategy Manager at Harwin.

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