Spring-loaded connectors that resist structural failure and provide multiple contact points offered by Mill-Max

OYSTER BAY, NY – Mill-Max Manufacturing Corp. Inc. in Oyster Bay, NY, introduces Omniball spring-loaded connectors for applications requiring multiple contact points in slide or twist orientations.

The Omniball spring contact features a roller ball interface, which makes contact between components in axial and non-axial alignments.

The connectors use Omniball contacts – spring-loaded pins in which a gold-plated brass ball replaces the traditional plunger. When engaged, the ball compresses and rolls into contact, then slides parallel while the spring force provides constant electrical contact.

This rolling action prevents seizing, premature wear and structural failure that traditional piston spring connectors can be prone to.

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Omniball connectors are available in single or dual row configurations, have pin-to-pin spacing of 4 millimeters, height above the board of 6.76 millimeters, and are available in through-hole or pin-hole termination styles. surface mount.

There are options for threaded inserts to provide secure mounting in rugged applications and for alignment pins on SMT connectors. The insulating material is 4/6 nylon for high temperature performance, dielectric strength and mechanical toughness.

Omniball contacts feature a 0.030 inch maximum travel, gold plating on all components, and a 0.091 inch diameter ball interface. These spring-loaded pins have been tested to one million compression cycles and have been driven 67 miles halfway while meeting 30 milliohm contact resistance specifications.

For more information, contact Mill-Max online at www.mill-max.com.