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Nicomatic Micro-Flex, 2.00 mm crimp system for FPC for Military and Aerospace applications

With more and more printed ink and flex pcb circuits being used in Mil/Aero applications, Nicomatic now offers Micro-Flex. Thanks to our years of manufacturing both crimp connectors and CMM micro-connectors, Nicomatic launches an innovative new connector system as well as a flex harness solution aimed at card-to-flex connections.

This new “two in one technology” ensures a high mechanical link and electrical continuity between 2mm pitch CMM  and flat conductor Crimpflex® technology. One of the major advantages is a small 2mm pitch that allows the reduction of space, but there is also a lower weight feature that enables the replacement of discrete wires and bulky cables still very present in avionics equipment. Nicomatic is able to reduce up to 30% weight through a solution that is thinner and lighter than a traditional cable.

Available in single or double row – up to 60 contacts and with latching or stainless steel locking hardware ensuring secure connection under high vibration environments (passes Mil 55302 for vibration).

Adaptations allow high temperature requirements to 185°C and up to 260°C with Polyimide insulation. The Microflex technology is a cost effective solution compared to other cable technologies and connection systems and offers reliability required for MIL/Aero vibration applications. Moreover, the assembly process is superior in terms of crimping and insertion speed.

Compared to crimping one by one of round cables, the crimping process that Nicomatic has developed is simultaneous for multiple contacts. The flat cable is crimped in one single operation and then the housing is assembled separately in one operation. What we usually see on the market is a contact-by-contact insertion into the housing, which is a much slower process.

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