Hitaltech are Pleased to Announce their Appointment as An Authorised Omron Electronic Components Distributor

Omron is renowned as a market leader in the electro mechanical field boasting a high quality range of products including FFC-FPC Connector which are highly synergetic with Hitaltech's existing range of interconnect products which include; flexible interconnect systems, PCB mounted terminal blocks and pluggable terminal blocks.

“At Hitaltech we are focused on design-in applications, working with engineers to offer solutions for their design requirements. Our existing range of products includes ZIF/LIF flexible interconnect cables used to connect together two or more printed circuit boards. The inclusion of Omron’s FFC-FPC connector range is highly synergetic with our existing range of products allowing us to now offer our customers a connector which is compatible with our flexible cables. We are confident that our in-depth knowledge of the UK electronics market and our customers will allow us to generate opportunities for the Omron product range.” States Hitaltech’s Managing Director, Andrew Fitzer.

As part of this distribution agreement Hitaltech will now offer Omron's range of FPC-FFC Connectors including the XF3M.

This Connector is ideal for applications requiring a connection between an LCD panel and a printed circuit board or for other board-to-board connections across varying electronic and industrial applications.

The key feature of the XF3M is the rotary back lock mechanism which offers easier cable insertion, positive confirmation of correct installation and a very secure retention of the cable in use. The mechanism is based on a rotary slider for securing the FPC/FFC cable, which is mounted independently from the FPC/FFC socket.

A sharp 'click' on engagement makes it easy to confirm that the latch is completely locked.

This mechanism enables the socket to be constructed with a four sided housing that securely holds the FPC/FFC cable for enhanced mounting reliability. With conventional rotary lock connectors, the rotary slider is positioned at the FPC/FFC socket which means that lifting the cable or applying excessive force may cause the rotary latch to disengage.

The design of the Omron XF3M looks to address these issues.

The connector has a height of 2.0mm and a depth of 6.4mm (when locked). The XF3M has a dual contact structure, enabling the cable to be inserted either way up.

To simplify insertion, the connector can accept cable inserted at an angle, and will then lock securely to hold the cable in place.

It accepts 0.3mm thick FPC or FFC cable, is available in 0.5mm or 1.0mm pitches and conforms to a widely used industry accepted board footprint.

The moulded parts use LCP (liquid crystal polymer) resins and its halogen-free construction makes the XF3M environmentally friendly.

Technical information is available by visiting the Hitaltech website http://hitaltech.co.uk

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