Prominent U.S. based company Mill-Max Manufacturing Corp., Inc., has reportedly declared that it has planned to expand its range of spring-loaded products embedded with single and double row FMLB (First Mate/Last Break) connectors. These connectors are known to support applications that necessitate electrical signals to be made and broken in sequence instead of all-together – for example, applications such as hot plugging or hot swapping.
As per sources familiar with the knowledge of the matter, this product lineup is inclusive of six new connectors – three innovative configurations each, that are available in single as well as double row versions, and on 2.54 mm (.100”) pin centers. It has been speculated that the single row versions possibly have taller pins – in the first as well as last positions, while the double row versions seemingly have four taller pins – two on each end. Also, it has been reported that there are four SMT and two through hole connector alternatives.
For the uninitiated, Heilind Asia is an authorized distributor for Mill-Max, and is known to provide its products and value added services worldwide. Heilind Asia supports OEMs and contract manufacturers across numerous market spheres spanning the electronics sector. It stocks products from numerous manufacturers in close to 25 component categories, and retains major on electromechanical, interconnect, sensor, and fastener/hardware products.
Heilind Electronics, Inc., for the record, was founded in 1974. The company has established a name for itself and is known to be one of the most prominent distributors of thermal management & circuit protection products, wiring accessories, sensor, connectors, terminal blocks, insulation & identification, relays, switches, wire & cable, and fastener/hardware products. The firm boasts of having over 40 facilities spanning Canada, the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Singapore, Mainland China, and Hong Kong.
For the record, Mill-Max is a leading manufacturer of spring-loaded connectors, DIP, SIP, BGA, and PGA sockets, surface mount, pin headers, and custom products, board-to-board interconnects, PCB pins and receptacles, wrapost receptacles and terminals, and solder terminals.
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