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Product Type: Connctors/Cables/Terminal Blocks

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JAE has launched the KN06 Series, a rectangular single-engagement lever locking modular connector. This connector series was developed primarily to be used for large-equipment, such as semiconductor-manufacturing equipment and industrial equipment requiring multi-pole wiring.

Large equipment, such as semiconductor-manufacturing equipment, inspection equipment and exposure equipment, are difficult to transport as fully assembled units. Most times these equipment are transported as modular units and assembled at the final installation sites. Since the connection between the modular units require complex wiring processes, assembly and equipment start-up require several operation-hours just for set-up. This process also increases the workload required to engage the multiple connectors to complete the equipment.

In support of these complex equipment initiation processes, we have launched the “KN06 Series”. This connector series will simplify the operations with the ability to consolidate several of the contacts into one fitting, which were conventionally required the use of several connectors, thus reducing the workload and speeding up equipment assembly and start-up at the final installation site.

This product is capable of housing up to six modular insulators and can mate up to 300 positions in one platform, which significantly reduces the number of connector mating operation during installation compared to conventional use of multiple connectors. The use of a lever engagement method reduces the force required in mating of the connector, and the plastic outer shell allows for a lightweight design also contributes to the reduction in workload during mating operations. This interface connector can be widely used to improve the wiring efficiency of large equipment, such as semiconductor-manufacturing equipment and equipment that require multi-pole wiring.

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  •    -   Multi-pole, single-engagement operation, lever engagement
  •    -   Plastic outer shell for weight reduction
  •    -   Capable of housing up to six modular insulator blocks for various combinations (Shared insulator blocks with KN01L Series)
  •    -   Lever remains in engagement initiation position while unmated, and provides tactile click when completely mated
  •    -   Extendable lever structure for ease of mating and retract for connector compactness
  •    -   Built-in mating key provides up to 32 positions of mis-mating prevention options


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Mezzanine cards are often used to provide additional functionality and processing capability within a small form factor. TE designed the Mezalok connector family to support these applications. Typical applications include application-specific high-speed input/output (I/O) protocols, graphics, memory and digital-signal processing.

“New designs in rugged embedded computing require higher speeds and high pin counts in order to pack more functionality into smaller plug-in modules,” said Jason Dorwart, product manager for TE’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine division. “TE recognizes this trend and is continuing to build on this platform to help solve customer needs, offering new options in stack height, pin density and higher speeds, giving the system designer a broader solution set to work with when needing a fast, rugged and reliable mezzanine connector for extreme environments.” 

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