Autosplice has announced an agreement with Fancort Industries to jointly offer Fancort's press systems and fixtures for use with Autosplice's compliant solderless interconnect products. This agreement further expands the wide range of turn-key assembly solutions available for Autosplice's extensive family of interconnect products.
The Fancort systems offered and supported within the scope of this agreement range from manual to fully automatic computer-controlled presses and include the Model 3300 Manual Press, BP-500-4 and BP-1000 "C" Frame Air Presses, Model 5000L Air Press and the ElectroPress programmable servomotor electronic press (insertion force signature profile and SPC capable).
The turn-key solutions approach includes the ability to create custom tooling fixtures to accommodate specific PCB layouts, sizes and different compliant pin configurations, including board to board pressing on a discrete double compliant header. The partnership between Autosplice and Fancort includes extensive cross-training of each company's engineering and technical support staff in order to provide a high level of responsiveness to customer needs.
The Fancort presses can be adapted for use with a variety of pin configurations from Autosplice. The primary product is Autoheader, which can be supplied in continuous reels or cut to specified lengths. Autoheader terminals range from 0.64mm square pins up to 6.35mm tabs using Autosplice’s eye of the needle compliant board interface. The turn-key system approach can also support custom compliant board-to-board interconnects, discrete tabs and terminals.
Configurations now available from Autosplice, include: Autoheader: Pin headers on continuous reels or pre-cut lengths (one-by or two-by), dual compliant PCB stacking connectors, square, round or rectangular (industry standard or custom geometry & lengths), discrete compliant headers and discrete terminals (blades, tabs, etc.).