Vero Technologies (Hampshire, England) has announced a complementary range of SMT devices suitable for use with high-speed placement machines. Four industry-standard sized loop terminals, the 0603 (1.6 x 0.80 x 1.15 mm), the 0805 (2.0 x 1.25 x 1.45 mm) and the 1206 (3.2 x 1.60 x 2.0 mm) are initially available; all are compatible with industry-standard probes, clips, and hooks. Additional designs and sizes will follow during the coming months. All sizes are available in a nickel-plated stainless steel construction; the largest size is also available in a copper alloy, allowing customers to choose the material that best fits their production process.

Also introduced is a 2 mm high, 1 mm diameter ball and socket terminal which:

  • Requires a minimum pad size of only 0.080”, 2.0 mm.
  • Can be placed by any pick and place machine.
  • Has less than 2 mO contact resistance.
  • Is rated at 3 A.
  • Offers gentle detachment.
  • Has matching 3.2 mm diameter socket with ±30° angular movement before disconnection.

All the new products are available ex-stock in units of 2,000 or 2,500 on standard 7” tape and reels for automated pick and place. They are also available in minimum quantities of 100 for smaller volume requirements.

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