Durable, Versatile & Stackable High Density Board-to-Board Connectors Meet Exacting Demands of Industrial Environments


Embedded World, Nuremberg – 27 February, 2018  –  Harwin’s new Archer Kontrol family of board-to-board connectors presents design engineers with highly robust, as well as flexible, interconnect solutions that address a broad spectrum of different industrial tasks. Covering 12 to 80 contact pin formats, these compact 1.27mm pitch connectors have a current rating of 1.2A per contact.


Archer Kontrol products can be supplied in either horizontal or vertical orientations (different height options being offered for the vertical models). These space-saving connectors are configured for surface mounting, thereby facilitating automated assembly processes, with hold-down solder tabs ensuring greater retention to the PCB. Thanks to their fully shrouded design, they are able to withstand the lateral and twisting forces that can be encountered in vibration prone application settings. Furthermore, the polarization of the shroud assists in cases where blind mating is required, and can tolerate a significant amount of misalignment.


The family includes parallel board-to-board, or right-angle mother-to-daughterboard configurations – and they are compatible with popular standard connector types (enabling like-for-like replacement). Thanks to the different heights and pin combinations available, these connectors provide maximum scope when it comes to the stacking of multiple boards. They feature a minimum insulation resistance of 1000MΩ, are voltage proof to 500VAC and have an operational temperature range spanning from -55°C to 125°C. Up to 500 mating/un-mating cycles are supported.


The products in Harwin’s Archer Kontrol family are supplied in tape and reel form, with pick-and-place caps on the vertical connectors to aid automated production. The phosphor bronze contacts of these connectors are gold plated on their contact areas and tinned over nickel on the PCB tails for enhanced solderability. Their housings are molded from high temperature LCP material in accordance with the UL94V-0 specification.  Key applications for these connectors include industrial drives and controls, as well as other types of factory hardware, data loggers, IoT installations, portable monitoring instrumentation, train equipment, vehicle control systems, plus roadside and trackside monitoring/telemetry equipment.




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: www.harwin.com


For more details contact:

Ben Green – Head of New Business, Marketing & Communications, Harwin

Tel: +44 2392 314 532



Agency contact:

Rachel Sandeman – Account Director, Publitek

Tel: +44 2038 136 425



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