OMRON Press Release: New Flip Bar Design on OMRON's Flexible Printed Circuit Connector Reduces Work Time and Increases Productivity
IL (June 8, 2000)óOMRONís new flexible printed circuit connectors feature a
user-friendly design with the flip bar locking tab mounted on the back of the
connector. This design shortens work time and eliminates the possibility of the
This unique design allows the flip bar not to disconnect if the FPC is
lifted. Unlike a conventional rotary locking connector, the steps for OMRONís
FPC connector are simply to mount the connector, insert the FPC and lock the
flip bar. This reduces work time to mount FPCs and assembly productivity is
improved compared to the conventional rotary locking type since a release of the
flip bar is unnecessary.
The FPC connector also has double-sided contacts, eliminating the need to
discriminate between the FPC upper and lower contacts. The connector commonness
makes it unnecessary to distinguish between the upper and lower contacts when
connecting upper and lower PCBs.
The FPC connector accepts standard flat flexible cable 0.3mm thick. It is
available in 10, 20, 24, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 pole models. Its ambient
temperature range is Ė30 C to 85 C.
OMRONís New FPC Connector
The FPC connectors are available in 0.5mm pitch rotary lock type, 0.5mm pitch
ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) slide type, ultra low profile connector (SMT
terminal) side entry non-ZIF type and non-ZIF type.
Typical applications for the FPC connector include pagers, analog/digital
cell phones, personal digital assistants, laptops, printers and scanners.
For more information on FPC connectors and the full line of OMRON products,
contact Heilind Electronics at (800) 400-7041.