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PCB connector eliminates need for board-to-board connectors

Thu, 03/25/2010 - 5:38am
APD PCB HRITT Interconnect Solutions, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors, interconnects, and cable assemblies, has eliminated the need to use board-to-board connectors with its new cost-saving plastic connector. Providing a direct interface into the “box,” the APD direct PCB connector is connected to a PCB internally, rather than with a standard crimped cable connection.

“Because the new APD direct PCB connector requires no harnessing, we were able to eliminate the need for board-to-board connectors while also saving board space and reducing manufacturing costs,” said Keith Teichmann, director of marketing for ITT Interconnect Solutions. “The direct PCB design coupled with the robust, lightweight and sealed characteristics of the connector make it ideal for a wide range of industrial, transportation and military applications.”

The APD direct PCB connector is sealed to IP67 and IP69K specifications, providing protection against the effects of dust and temporary immersion.

Available in 6, 7, 19, 37 or 51-way versions, the APD direct PCB connector is also equipped with a 4-way configuration for sensor applications. The APD direct PCB connector features machined contacts with a press-in contour, and up to four color and mechanical codings. Maximum operating voltage is 48V. The connector is compatible with selective wave processing.

Typical pricing for the APD direct PCB connector ranges from $5 to $25 per mated pair.

About ITT Interconnect Solutions
ITT Interconnect Solutions is an international manufacturer and supplier of connectors including circular, rectangular, fiber optic, RF, power and high voltage, audio, PCMCIA, Compact Flash Card, enclosures, cable assemblies, and application specific custom solutions. The Interconnect Solutions portfolio includes the brands Cannon, VEAM, and BIW. For more information on ITT Interconnect Solutions and an archive of its press releases, please visit http://www.ittcannon.com.

About ITT
ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated 2009 revenue of $10.9 billion. www.itt.com

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