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2408C Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-540-4330
Fax: 717-540-4339
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Connector Selection

 

Connectors often have the highest component failure rates in electro-mechanical systems. Whether requiring an all-new interconnection, requesting modifications, or choosing from available connectors, selecting the most reliable and cost effective connector is often a confusing and challenging proposition.

 

APEX assists in the selection of connectors for specific applications. APEX also provides training and practical guidelines so clients can specify and select connectors for standard or application-specific interconnections with confidence.

 

WHY APEX:

  • Gain independent and impartial feedback
  • Obtain technical recommendations not influenced by sales
  • Improve product reliability
  • Reduce the potential for future redesign
  • Utilize broad experience in selecting the best product for the application

 

APEX CONNECTOR SELECTION PROCESS COVERS:

 

  • Basic connector design and features
  • Early identification and avoidance of problem connectors
  • Evaluation of failure modes between competitive connectors
  • Supplier assessment and scorecards
  • Manufacturing compatibility, application tooling, packaging, and applied cost
  • Common pitfalls to avoid when selecting connectors
  • How to recover if there is a connector problem

 

EXAMPLES OF APEX CONNECTOR SELECTION: 

  • Selected a SIMM connector for computers
  • Chose magnet wire terminations for appliance motors
  • Compared card edge connectors for a telecommunications server
  • Designated a ZIF connector for a computer mainframe
  • Recommended against a filtered modular jack for industrial machinery
  • Provided training for purchasing personnel and product engineers