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All About Solid Wire Contact Pins

Posted by Jill Mayer on Aug 31, 2013 2:23:00 PM


Solid wire contact pins can be used in a plethora of applications: automotive sensors, PCBs, wire wrap boards for telecom, flex circuits for medical, header pins in molded connectors.

The benefits of our swaged solid wire contacts are consistent pin lengths and precise cut-offs. This means our customers avoid parts with burrs and abrupt transitions that increase insertion and mating forces, scratch mating surfaces, and create conductive debris. Those are the types of issues our competitors wrestle with because of the nature of stamped or milled pin tips.

Wire Pin Right Angle Connector 1A

In addition, we offer two different wire pin tips -square or round - and a multitude of retention devices such as stars, serrations, flats, barbs, ears, grooves, and right angles.

Plating options include tin, tin/lead, nickel, gold, palladium, and silver. As long as the length of the wire contact pin is between .100" and 2.000", we are able to produce them.

About Bead Electronics

Bead Electronics, is a global manufacturer of electronic connector pins and has been manufacturing in Connecticut for over 100 years. The award-winning company carries over 500 patents and is best known for inventing its manufacturing process called swaging. This process is a high-speed, virtually scrap-less, cold-forming process capable of producing a wide size range of metal electronic components that are consistent and cost-effective. The family-owned business is led by its fifth generation. Click here to speak to a connector pin specialist today.

Topics: Electronic Pins, PCB Contact Pins, Contact Pins, Bead Electronics, Solid Wire Contact Pins, Swaging