Harwin is a manufacturer of; high reliability and industry standard interconnects and associated PCB hardware.
Harwin expands Datamate cable assembly portfolio
Harwin has strengthened its connector cable assembly offering, with additional variations for its 2.00mm pitch Datamate high-reliability (Hi-Rel) connector assemblies enabling greater customer convenience.
Podcast: Season 2 - Episode #2 - An insight into connector technology
In this latest edition of the Electronic Specifier Insights podcast we speak to Sam Bennett, New Product Introduction (NPI) Manager at Harwin. Sam will discuss his journey at the Southampton-based company and his involvement in the design and development of Harwin's new Pitch Power Connector family.
Harwin introduces robust larger diameter terminal pins
To complement its 1mm diameter terminal pins, Harwin now offers a range of 1.75mm diameter options. These pins will be suitable for use with larger sized sockets where a single connection is required.
New 60A-rated 8.5mm-pitch power connector from Harwin
Harwin has significantly raised the power levels that its pitch power connector product portfolio can support with the introduction of the Kona series. These 8.5mm pitch connectors’ contacts are capable of delivering 60A of current. This means that applications such as battery charging can be addressed without having to split the current across multiple contacts.
Twisted & shielded cabling solutions for Gecko products
To address safety and mission critical applications, where continued data integrity is of paramount importance, Harwin now offers additional cable assembly services for its Gecko product series. Produced on-demand, these assemblies provide greater resilience against ambient electro-magnetic interference (EMI) and crosstalk from neighbouring wiring.
Smart manufacturing facility to address demand for Hi-Rel connectors
Harwin has started production in its new manufacturing facilities at the Portsmouth headquarters in the South of England. Providing an additional 1,200m² of factory floor, the new facility is enabling the company to quickly and significantly scale up production of its high reliability (Hi-Rel) connectors to meet market requirements.
Harwin announces the 2020 recipients of its 5 Star Awards
Harwin has recognised the exemplary achievements of five individuals with the announcement of its 5 Star Awards winners for 2020. The series of awards celebrates those whose work within the component supply channel has surpassed expectations and achieved distinction in progressing Harwin’s business around the world.
Harwin cable assemblies to support Gecko-MT mixed technology connectors
Harwin has expanded its services relating to the Gecko-MT high-reliability (Hi-Rel) connector series. Enabling significant reductions in weight and space, Gecko-MT robust 1.25mm-pitch components add two or four 10A-rated power contacts to the standard 2A-rated 8 Gecko signal contacts, addressing data and power delivery simultaneously.
Harwin’s Gecko-MT 1.25mm pitch Mixed Layout Connectors – Available at TTI
Combines the 1.25mm pitch Gecko signal connector system with mixed technology layouts, adding 10A power contacts to the range. The smallest and lightest mixed-layout connector available for high performance applications, Gecko is the ideal choice when SWaP matters most (increase miniaturisation, decrease weight, add or improve power options, and either lower cost or get the best possible value for cost).
Datamate Mix-Tek series connector housings available
Harwin has made its supply chain more streamlined and responsive by extending the scope of its Datamate Mix-Tek high-reliability (hi-rel) connector series. OEMs can now purchase cable housings for these 2.00mm and 4.00mm pitch connectors without contacts fitted, rather than being restricted to a small number of pre-defined kits.
Harwin introduces FPC assemblies with Hi-Rel connectors
Harwin has announced that it now offers both its Datamate J-Tek and Gecko high-reliability (Hi-Rel) connectors with FPC assemblies attached for situations where there is little space above the board surface.
Effects of the extended lockdown on manufacturers
The UK government announced last week that the country-wide lockdown would be extended for at least a further three weeks in order to manage the coronavirus crisis. It is uncertain at present how ministers can get industry going again to kickstart the economy without incurring a second infection wave. But what does this mean for UK manufacturers?
Board-to-board connectors tested to 3Gbits/s operation
Harwin has confirmed that its Archer Kontrol 1.27mm pitch board-to-board connectors support data rates of up to 3Gbits/s. Compatible with Ethernet speeds up to 2.94Gbits/s, these connectors are optimised for modern industrial infrastructure.
Harwin adds Powell Electronics to EMEA distribution team
Harwin has bolstered its market presence across the EMEA region by adding Powell Electronics to its network of distribution partners.
Right angle termination to 1.25mm pitch connectors
Due to popular demand, Harwin has extended its award-winning Gecko-SL (Screw-Lok) product range to include horizontal male connectors. The successful Gecko range has gained many fans amongst engineers, giving them a more compact, lightweight alternative to conventional Micro-D connectors.
Highly adaptable board level shielding
Assisting engineers dealing with EMI/RFI issues in their PCB designs, Harwin has just announced the introduction of three new shielding cans. Supplied in a tape-and-reel format, these cans increase the company’s existing range of EMC products. The new can dimensions are 10x10mm, 15x10mm and 30x10mm, all with a three millimetre profile height and 0.15mm thickness material.
Academy students provided with latest robotic technology
Harwin continues to show its credentials in respect to the further promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to younger generations. In order to ensure that students attending Havant & South Downs College (HSDC) have access to the hardware necessary to support their ongoing education, it is donating a robot arm - a package worth more than £30,000.
Small, lightweight mixed-layout connectors support 10A
Harwin has continued to extend the scope of its high-reliability (hi-rel) connector portfolio through the introduction of mixed-layout versions of the company’s popular Gecko-SL series. By complementing the data contacts with two or four power contacts (in power/data configurations of either 1+8+1 or 2+8+2), the Gecko-MT products enable significant space and weight reductions in electronic hardware.
Cable assembly offering includes compact Gecko-SL products
Fully leveraging its considerable expertise, so that customers have rapid access to simple and cost-effective interconnect solutions, Harwin has broadened the scope of its portfolio of ready-made high-reliability cable assemblies. The Gecko Screw-Lok (Gecko-SL) 1.25mm connector family builds on the options already available using the company’s popular Datamate products.
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