Energy Management & Enclosures
Pluggable printed circuit board terminals
October 7, 2011 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Wieland Electric Inc.’s pluggable printed circuit board (PCB) terminals feature a 3.5-mm pitch high density PCB connector designed to maintain a pitch that is easy to work with. The angled PCB headers are particularly designed for contacting automation technology control devices or controllers. The PCB headers from Wieland Electric offer a particularly high contact density inside a compact housing. The two-tier and three-tier headers are available in two to 16 pole designs per tier, in straight or angled versions, with or without latching flanges for mating connectors. The three-tier version, wiecon 8513 SDGN, features a maximum of 48 poles for the connection of 1.5 mm2 wires. The two-tier terminal blocks, wiecon 8513 SEGN, provide up to 32 poles. The wiecon 8513 BS mating plug connectors are equipped with push-in technology for quick wiring without tools. The PCB headers are highly temperature resistant. They are ideally suited for the lead-free THR (through hole reflow) soldering process used in surface mount technology. Due to their highly accurate spacing, the headers can be fitted automatically, even when both sides of the PC board are used. The angled PCB headers are ideal for contacting control devices or controllers in automation technology, and feature corresponding cutouts at the front panel, the company explains.