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KYOCERA Launches New Electronic Connectors that Feature One-Touch Locking for Automated Assembly Processes

Durable, heat-resistant 6810 Series FPC/FFC connectors enhance manufacturing productivity for automotive, industrial and consumer electronics

June 21, 2017
Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) today announced its first electronic connectors to feature one-touch locking, which will be available globally in July 2017. Kyocera’s new 6810 Series flexible printed circuit (FPC) and flat-flex cable (FFC) connectors provide automatic locking upon full insertion, a key feature to support automated manufacturing and robotic assembly processes. The 6810 Series connectors also offer heat resistance up to 125°C (257°F) for automotive, industrial and consumer electronics applications.

Image: 6810 Series One-touch Locking FPC/FFC Connectors
6810 Series One-touch Locking FPC/FFC Connectors

Product Name 6810 Series One-touch Locking FPC/FFC Connector
Availability  July 2017
Applications Automobile, industrial and consumer electronics

The trend toward automated manufacturing is creating widespread demand for new component designs that support robotic assembly. However, conventional connectors which require manual insertion and locking impede this trend. In contrast, Kyocera’s new one-touch locking 6810 Series connectors utilize a proprietary structure that enables quick, stable connections in a single insertion, removing a significant impediment to fully automated assembly. Specifically designed to support automated optical inspection (AOI) for high-speed quality assurance, these connectors offer a valuable opportunity to enhance productivity in electronics manufacturing.

Kyocera’s new 6810 Series connectors are available in two configurations: a straight type that mounts perpendicular to the circuit board for vertical insertion, and a right-angle type mounting parallel to the board for horizontal insertion.

Main Features

1. Proprietary one-touch locking
Kyocera’s proprietary structure includes springs at both ends of the connector to facilitate automatic locking upon full insertion. This structure ensures quick and stable connections.

2. Facilitates increased productivity and quality
The new 6810 Series is optimized for high-speed robotic assembly processes, where QA may be confirmed through AOI.
  Image: Structure image
Structure image

3. Straight and right-angle configurations enhance design flexibility
Image: Straight (ST-Type), mating vertically
Straight (ST-Type), mating vertically
  Image: Right-angle (RA-Type), mating horizontally
Right-angle (RA-Type), mating horizontally

4. Heat-resistant type up to +125°C (257°F) for automotive electronics
The new Kyocera connectors offer excellent durability and heat resistance up to 125°C (257°F), facilitating use in under-hood electronics, near drivetrain components or near other heat sources.

5. RoHS compliant and halogen-free

6. Specifications
Heat resistant type
No. of Pins 10 to 60 FPC/FFC Thickness (Signal) 0.3±0.03mm
(Grand) 0.5±0.03mm
Pitch 0.5mm Rated Current DC 0.5A/Contact
Height (ST) 6.0mm
(RA) 4.1mm
Rated Voltage DC 50V/Contact
Width (ST) 4.15mm
(RA) 6.7mm
Materials Copper alloy/
Heat-resistant plastic
Locking Type Non-ZIF
One-action lock
Operating Temperature Range -40 to +125°C
Contact Position (ST) Single side
(RA) Bottom
D.W. Voltage AC 200Vrms/min.

General type
No. of Pins 10 to 60 FPC/FFC Thickness (Signal) 0.3±0.03mm
(Grand) 0.5±0.03mm
Pitch 0.5mm Rated Current DC 0.4A/Contact
Height (ST) 6.0mm
(RA) 4.1mm
Rated Voltage DC 50V/Contact
Width (ST) 4.15mm
(RA) 6.7mm
Materials Copper alloy/
Heat-resistant plastic
Locking Type Non-ZIF
One-action lock
Operating Temperature Range -40 to+85°C
Contact Position (ST) Single side
(RA) Bottom
D.W. Voltage AC 200Vrms/min.