SMK Develops FPC/FFC Connector
Designed for Robotic Assembly
Featuring Easy Mating in One Action
SMK Corporation has developed 0.5mm pitch one action FPC/FFC connector "EA-51 Series" suited for automated FPC/FFC insertion by robots.
In recent years, in order to make up global labor shortage and to reduce production costs, the latest trend of manufacturing processes has accelerated to shift toward factory automation and the demand for connectors compatible with robotic assembly has been increasing today.
Unlike the conventional FPC connector required to follow three assembly steps (1. Open the cover 2. Insert FPC/FFC 3. Close the cover), EA-51 enables user to complete FPC/FFC assembly by insertion only (No need to open and close the cover). This feature is ideal for automated assembly line by robots, contributing to shorten tact time.
Also there are two “windows” on top of the connector surface for users to check the condition of FPC/FFC insertion visually or by image inspection machines, making it easier to detect assembly failure due to the incomplete insertion (Right angle type only). And the lever for unlocking FPC/FFC made of stainless provides excellent rigidity to prevent connector itself getting deformed or broken as even if assembled FPC/FFC is forcibly pulled out.
SMK will continue to develop the new products contributing to the automation of manufacturing processes.
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|Published Date||March 17th, 2020|
|Press Release Number||1127CS|
|Product Name||0.5mm Pitch One Action FPC/FFC Connector "EA-51 Series"
Part Number: CFPC5XX-0101F (Right Angle Type)
CFPC7XX-0101F (Vertical Type)
1) One action FPC/FFC lock system suitable for robotic assembly contributes to
|Number of Pins||Right Angle Type: 20, 25, 30
Vertical Type: 25
|Rating||50V AC/DC, 0.4A|
|Contact Resistance||40mΩ maximum|
|Insulation Resistance||500V DC (1 minute) / 50MΩ|
|Withstanding Voltage||500V AC (1 minute)|
|-20°C to ＋80°C (Including internal temperature rise) |
|Right Angle Type||Vertical Type|
|External Dimensions||W 13.7mm (20Pin),
W 18.6mm (25Pin)
|Mounting Area||92.47mm2 (20Pin),
|Operating Life||30 cycles|
|Start Taking Orders From||Started|
|Goes Into Mass Production From||Started|
|Production Capacity||1,000,000 units per month|
|Sample Price||100 yen per unit|
|Inquiry||For more information, please contact CS Division.|
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