Cables/Connecting

Connector system portfolio for automation and control expanded

4th December 2018
Alex Lynn

Specialist in connectivity and sensors, TE Connectivity (TE), has continued to expand its AMPMODU system, the signal standard that provides design flexibility and high reliability in automation and control applications. The AMPMODU system includes board-to-board (BtB), wire-to-board (WtB) and wire-to-wire (WtW) connectors.

The large variety of small, high-quality components make this interconnect system highly suitable for a wide range of industrial applications. This product family will now include a UL and VDE-approved two millimetre platform, comprising of headers and receptacles that will provide extra design freedom and save more space.

Sameer Trikha, Global Product Manager Industrial Device, Board connectivity, stated “These new AMPMODU 2-mm headers for BtB and WtB signal transfers occupy over a third less space than headers with a 2.54mm centerline. This allows customers to build more functionality onto their boards.”

They are available in breakaway, shrouded and stacking versions, –offering reliability and economy in design while meeting all relevant packaging and inter-connection requirements. These headers are available for automated SMT, Through-Hole-Reflow (Pin-in-Paste) and traditional through-hole mounting onto boards with thicknesses of 1.2, 1.6, and 2.4mm.

Additionally, TE’s shrouded headers are specially designed to be intermateable with other major brands, and include a centre-latching version allowing them to survive in high vibration environments. TE will introduce mating board-mount and wire-applied receptacles in 2019.

The new two millimetre connectors join a family of AMPMODU connectors including the 50/50 Grid connector that showcases a variety of high-density BtB and WtB connectors with a pitch of 1.27 by 1.27mm, while offering parallel stacking in three different heights or mating capability with latched cable assemblies. AMPMODU Mod IV V connectors include rugged and reliable WtB connectors on a modular 2.54x2.54mm centerline configuration that mate to AMPMODU breakaway headers (shrouded and unshrouded) with a 0.64mm square post.

AMPMODU MTE connectors with coupling shrouds, meanwhile, permit ganging of receptacle assemblies for dual-row configurations; specifiers can choose from IDC and crimp termination types, all with a latching capability that provides positive retention between housings. Finally, the MODU System 50 family is made up of various high-density connectors (BtB and WtB) with ribbon or FFC cable terminations.

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