Hitaltech Brings Floating Connectors to EDS 2023

Hitaltech, the connecting technologies and enclosures specialist, is returning to EDS (Stand L48) to showcase its latest floating connectors. Widely used in industrial, automotive and other high vibration, high shock environments, the connectors help to reduce misalignments and decrease vibration-generated stress on floating board-to-board connectors.

12-13 October 2023

Stand L48, Coventry Building Society Arena

  • This year, Hitaltech brings its latest range of floating connectors to the Engineering Design Show (EDS).
  • Floating connectors help product manufacturers create easier-to-assemble products with increased reliability, greater vibration resistance and no connection misalignments.
  • Also featured will be Hitaltech’s Value Added Services, which enable manufacturers to customise every element of their component supply, from kitting and printing to machining and buffer stock packages.

Hitaltech, the connecting technologies and enclosures specialist, has become a near permanent presence at the EDS over its history. This year, the company will be exhibiting its latest innovation designed to support production efficiency and product reliability: floating connectors.

Introducing floating connectors from Hitaltech

Floating connectors are an electromechanical interconnect product which are used for connecting PCB to PCB. Their spring-like terminals incorporate a self-alignment mechanism which enables them to correct a range of misalignments when PCBs are assembled. These help to reduce placement errors and are ideal for automated assembly and are widely applied in manufacturing.

Hitaltech’s floating connectors resist significant shock and vibration in intense environmental settings, while positioning posts help to prevent connection errors such as misalignments. They also help to reinforce the connector after soldering it onto the PCB.

The connectors are most frequently applied in automated substrate assemblies for the industrial, automotive, commercial and medical industries where vibration and shock are common problems encountered during operation.

Matt Hughes, sales manager at Hitaltech is eager to bring the connectors to EDS: “The capacity of floating connectors to absorb alignment errors makes them an essential addition to our rigid connector range. We know how important rapid and precise automated substrate assembly is to protecting efficiency and cost-efficiency of automated PCB assemblage for our customers. We’re looking forward to letting EDS delegates get hands-on with the connectors and explore ways they can help solve their vibration and alignment challenges.”

Adding value

Hitaltech will be complementing its floating connector exhibit with a showcase of its Value Added Services. These enable customers to customise even off-the-shelf ranges to ensure the components they source are exactly right for their needs.

“From printing to kit bagging, wiring loom assembly to machining, our VAS options are now helping customers increase efficiency, and save time and money,” says Matt.

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