SALEM, N.H., 31 May 2009 Harwin Inc. launched 101Lok, a fast-mate version of its secure, 2mm pitch, J-Tek Datamate cable to cable, cable to board and board to board avionics connector family. Historically, secure mating has been achieved with the Datamate J-Tek version using Jack screws. New 101Lok Datamate connectors require only a simple quarter turn – 101 degrees – to ensure complete security of the retention device.
101Lok connectors use specially designed-hardware tensioned by a coil spring to reduce the time required to mate the connector halves. This is ideal for those users that are seeking a faster means of assembly, whilst ensuring complete security of the retention device. This locking feature is also suited to Harwin's mixed technology Mix-Tek Datamate connectors and also the Trio-Tek range where high production volumes demand minimal assembly costs.
The spring tensioning also helps resist vibration in rugged environment applications such as commercial and military avionics systems. "These new 101Lok connectors are designed to be very easy to use and require no special tooling," says Bill Neukomm, vice president for sales and marketing at Harwin North America. "Our Datamate connectors are chosen because they are very rugged and highly resistant to shock and vibration . Now, with the introduction of these 101Lok Datamate variants, hi-rel users can speed up and simplify mating while still being assured of achieving the performance they require."