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Nicomatic publish New Crimpflex™ Guideline

In order to facilitate the selection of the right part and solution, Nicomatic have issued a CrimpFlex™ guideline for our users, engineers & purchasers. The guide aims at combining together all CrimpFlex™ products.
CRIMPFLEX™ is a connector system dedicated to flat cables and flexible circuits where two modules are to be connected.

Widely used in membrane switches from the outset, and still in a leading position in this market, the range of products has been regularly expanded to become the widest product portfolio on the market in terms of housings & related mating-halves, contacts, discrete wire to flat connection options, crimping equipment & more specific designs.

The flat design and geometry of the contacts & their reliability have opened many new doors in areas such as touch panels/pads, e-inks, smart textiles, flex sensors, wearable sensors (eg. smart clothing) or piezoresistive sensors, smart house, medical devices & imaging, lighting, white & consumer goods, robotics, automotive (eg. car seats, grip detection for power assisted controls)...

In these markets CrimpFlex™ is perceived as innovative and smart & solves a number of new design issues.

Our connector families utilize crimp terminals which are separate from the housings. First the terminals are crimped to the circuit tail, then the housing is assembled to the terminals. The crimping of the contact is achieved by piercing the conductor at 6 points: 2 points achieve mechanical retention, and electrical contact at 4 points gives reduced contact resistance. The advantages are numerous. Crimping of all the contacts in one operation will save time, cost and improve accuracy. The way the contacts pierce the conductor make CrimpFlex™ the ideal system for crimping to non-traditional materials ie. Smart textiles and wearable electronics.

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