New electronic connectors feature one-touch locking for automated assembly processes
Connectors, Switches & EMECH
Kyocera Corporation has launched its first electronic connectors to feature one-touch locking. Their new 6810 Series FPC and FFC connectors provide automatic locking upon full insertion, a key feature to support automated manufacturing and robotic assembly processes. The connectors also offer heat resistance up to 125C (257F) for automotive, industrial and consumer electronics applications.
The trend toward automated manufacturing is creating demand for new component designs supporting robotic assembly. However, conventional connectors that require manual insertion and locking impede this trend. In contrast, the company’s new one-touch locking connectors utilize a proprietary structure that enables quick, stable connections in a single insertion, removing a significant impediment to fully automated assembly. Specifically designed to support AOI for high-speed quality assurance, these connectors offer a valuable opportunity to enhance productivity in electronics manufacturing.
The new connectors are available in two configurations: a straight type that mounts perpendicular to the circuit board for vertical insertion, and a right-angle type mounting parallel to the board for horizontal insertion.