Surface mountable circular connectors

Surface-mount versions of Harting’s M12 miniature circular connectors are said to be compatible with rapid assembly processes using automated pick and place systems.

According to the company, automated assembly of PCBs means almost all components can be loaded using pick and place equipment, prior to being heated in a soldering oven. This eliminates the need for separate wave soldering and consequently saves costs.

Harting says the introduction of the M12 SMT connector, available in A, D and X formats and in male and female versions, will bring power and Ethernet connectivity at up to 10Gbit/s to the PCB via miniaturised switches.