OMRON to Launch Rotary Backlock FPC/FFC Connector for Efficient Cable Mounting; Sharp "Click" Confirms Latch Engagement

  OMRON to Launch Rotary Backlock FPC/FFC Connector for Efficient Cable
  Mounting; Sharp "Click" Confirms Latch Engagement

Business Wire

KYOTO, Japan -- August 28, 2013

OMRON Corporation (TOKYO:6645)(ADR:OMRNY) today announced the planned launch
of its new XF3M rotary backlock FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit)/FFC (Flexible
Flat Cable) connector on September 2, 2013. This new FPC/FFC connector
features a rotary backlock mechanism in which a rotary slider for securing the
FPC/FFC cable is mounted independently from the FPC/FFC socket. This results
in improved cable connection efficiency and more reliable lock action. The
connector has a height of 2.0 mm and a depth of 6.4 mm (when locked).

OMRON will launch new XF3M rotary backlock FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit)/FFC
(Flexible Flat Cable) ...

OMRON will launch new XF3M rotary backlock FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit)/FFC
(Flexible Flat Cable) connector on September 2, 2013. (Photo: Business Wire)

FPC/FFC cables are increasingly used to connect LCD panels to printed circuit
boards or to connect two printed circuit boards in a wide range of products
and equipment, such as industrial equipment, home appliances, printers, LCD TV
sets, and mobile devices. This has led to increased demand for connectors
applicable for these cables.

With conventional rotary lock connectors, the rotary slider is positioned at
the FPC/FFC socket. The drawback of this is that lifting an FPC/FFC or
applying excessive force may cause the rotary latch to disengage. The new
OMRON XF3M solves this drawback by employing a rotary backlock mechanism in
which the rotary latch is located on the opposite side of the socket. This
mechanism also enables the socket to be constructed with a four-sided housing
that securely holds the FPC/FFC cable for enhanced mounting reliability. A
sharp “click” on engagement makes it easy to confirm that the latch is
completely locked. These features add up to improved work efficiency for cable
mounting.

Features
- The four-sided housing construction of the FPC/FFC socket prevents
displacement of the cable.
- A sharp “click” makes it easy to ascertain that the FPC/FFC cable is
securely locked in position.
- Available in two types — 0.5 mm and 1.0 mm pitches.
- Halogen free.
The molded parts use LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) resins. Its halogen-free
construction makes the XF3M environmentally friendly.

Price
Open

Sales Target
3,000,000 units/month

Factory in Charge
Omron Sanyo Co., Ltd.


Ratings and Specifications
Connector Specifications       
Pitch:                           0.5 mm, 1.0 mm
On-board profile:                2.0 mm
Depth:                           6.4 mm (when locked)
Applicable FPC/FFC thickness:    0.3±0.05 mm
Contact type:                    Dual (upper and lower)

Ratings and Specifications
Rated current:                   0.5 A AC/DC
Rated voltage:                   50 V AC/DC
Contact resistance:              50 mΩ max.
                                 (at 20 mV DC max., 100 mA max.)
Withstand voltage:               250 V AC for 1 min.
                                 (leakage current: 1 mA max.)
Insertion tolerance:             20 times
Ambient operating temperature:   -30° to +85°C (with no icing or condensation)

Materials and Finish
Housing:                         LCP resin (UL94V-0)/natural
Slider:                          LCP resin (UL94V-0)/black
Contacts:                        Spring copper alloy/nickel substrate (1.5 µm)
                                 Gold-plated contact section (flash)
Hold-down clips:                 Copper alloy/tin-plated (1µm)


About OMRON
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the
field of automation. Established in 1933, and headed by President Yoshihito
Yamada, Omron has more than 36,000 employees in over 35 countries working to
provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields including
industrial automation, electronic components, social systems, healthcare, and
the environment. The company has regional head offices in Singapore (Asia
Pacific), Beijing (Greater China), Amsterdam (Europe, Africa, and the Middle
East), Chicago (the Americas), Gurgaon (India), and Sao Paulo (Brazil).
For more information, visit OMRON's website at http://www.omron.com/

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Contact:

Sales Inquiries
OMRON Electronic and Mechanical Components Company
Seiji Shimada, +81-44-812-3432
Product Management Section
Connector Division