Zierick Manufacturing Corp. introduced its surface mount insulation piercing crimp terminal and the tools that terminate a wire to surface mount printed circuit boards. This method of termination combines the advantages of crimping, insulation piercing and surface mount technology. The system consists of a surface mount terminal and a terminating machine that feeds the wire into the connector and makes the termination. A popular use is in instances where the wire passes through the terminal and numerous serial connections are made to one single wire such as channel block lettering where a series of LEDs is attached to a pair of wires.
Zierick Manufacturing Corp., 800-882-8020, www.zierick.com