Application Capabilities - Flex Pin Technology
The Pin Designed for High-Reliability Ultra-Miniature Connector Applications.
The Pin Designed for High-Reliability Ultra-Miniature Connector
Applications: Omnetics specifically designed and manufactured
their flex-pins for Military, Space and Medical applications. Pin
configuration is a key in design to maintain flexibility and low contact
resistance. The cantilever spring pin uses a two leaf design. One end of
each leaf is fixed while the other end is floating. Pin length and cross-sectional area are larger
than most other designs to give higher mate-demate life and to sustain a
more constant insertion and withdrawal force. The tapered geometry
assures a gradual deflection that minimizes unnecessary high insertion
forces and improves the range of inter-mate alignment to the socket
system. The two sizes of the pin featured, are designed to mate to
Industry Standard Sockets for both Micro, (.050"), and Nano.
(.025") pitch, connector technologies. MIL-DTL-32139 shock and vibration
testing is certified for both sizes of Omnetics connectors. Full
connector test specifications are available upon request.
Material Selection: The BeCu pins meet the ASTM B194
specification and have a minimum tensile strength at 120,000 ksi.
Pins are then gold plated per ASTM B488, type II to assure long term
Mating Force: It is typically 2-3 ounces per contact.
Contact Resistance: It is typically 5 milliohms for Micro connectors and 15 milliohms
for Nano connectors.
Intermating: Pin sizes fit Mil. Standards and will
intermate with other standard socket designs in the Micro and Nano