Board-to-board connectors optimised for modern industrial infrastructure

07-04-2020 | Harwin | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Harwin has released its Archer Kontrol 1.27mm pitch board-to-board connectors which support data rates of up to 3Gbits/s. These connectors are compatible with Ethernet speeds up to 2.94Gbits/s and optimised for modern industrial infrastructure.


Aimed at the industrial drives and controls market, the series also proves highly effective with monitoring and data acquisition equipment. These mated connectors can withstand 20G of vibration, coping with the demanding conditions of automation and mechanised processes. The fully shrouded and polarised design manages strong lateral and twisting forces, and surface mount hold-downs alleviate the strain on the soldered connections. Blind mating is straightforward to do, thanks to the generously chamfered front edges – providing up to 0.7mm offset. The gold-plated phosphor bronze contact areas allow these connectors to handle up to 500 mating cycles. With operating temperatures reaching 125C, they are a safe choice for small to large industrial equipment connections.


The series covers pin counts of 12 to 80 contacts, and variable vertical connector heights provide board-to-board spacings of 8mm to 20mm. With both vertical and horizontal connectors in male and female designs, all mating configurations are achievable – 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 ideal for backplane connections. Up to 1.2A current per contact is supported.


The combination of 3Gbits/s data rate with mechanical robustness assures the long-term integrity of high-speed industrial data. The devices help maintain system responsiveness and minimise downtime to keep production lines running.

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