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Durable Industrial Board-to-Board Connectors from Harwin Tested to 3Gbits/s Operation

Portsmouth, UK, 1 April 2020 – Harwin has confirmed that its Archer Kontrol 1.27mm pitch board-to-board connectors support data rates of up to 3Gbits/s. Compatible with Ethernet speeds up to 2.94Gbits/s, these connectors are optimised for modern industrial infrastructure.

Targeting the industrial drives and controls market, the Archer Kontrol series is also proving highly effective in monitoring and data acquisition equipment. Mated connectors withstand 20G of vibration, coping with the demanding conditions of automation and mechanized processes. The fully shrouded and polarized design handles strong lateral and twisting forces, and surface mount hold-downs lighten the strain on the soldered connections. Blind mating is easy to do, thanks to the generously chamfered front edges – allowing up to 0.7mm offset. The gold-plated phosphor bronze contact areas enable these connectors to handle up to 500 mating cycles. With operating temperatures reaching 125°C, they are a safe choice for small to large industrial equipment connections.

The Archer Kontrol series covers pin counts of 12 to 80 contacts and variable vertical connector heights allow board-to-board spacings of 8mm to 20mm. With both vertical and horizontal connectors in male and female designs, all mating configurations are possible – edge-to-edge co-planar, parallel board-to-board and right-angle mother-to-daughterboard. Easy blind mating along with right angle connection means these components are well suited to backplane connections. Up to 1.2A current per contact is supported.

The combination of 3Gbits/s data rate with mechanical robustness ensures the long-term integrity of high-speed industrial data. Archer Kontrol helps maintain system responsiveness and minimize downtime  to keep production lines running.

About Harwin
Harwin is renowned worldwide for producing high reliability interconnect solutions that can deal with the most exacting of application demands – attending to the defense, aerospace, space, industrial, oil/gas and motorsport sectors. Over the course of the last 65 years, the company has continued to set new benchmarks in terms of innovation, automation and service, through ongoing investment in advanced equipment and the training of its staff. Harwin’s team of highly skilled engineers have been responsible for developing an impressive array of ‘must not fail’ connector products that outperform the competition. These include the Gecko (1.25mm pitch), Datamate (2mm pitch), Mix-Tek (combined signal, power and coax) and high temperature M300 (3mm pitch) product lines. In addition, the company offers easy-to-implement EMI/RFI shielding solutions, a comprehensive portfolio PCB hardware (spacers, links, bridges, terminals, test points, etc.) and a broad range of industry standard connectors. All these products are available with short lead times via its extensive sales and distribution network. Harwin’s global reach enables it to respond rapidly to customer needs, with sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the UK, the USA, Germany, France and Singapore. For more information, visit:

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