Solutions | SMT Design - True Grip™ Pins


The hybrid True Grip contact pin offers circuit board assemblers:
  • simplified processing
  • strong reliable connections
  • fewer assembly defects

The square through hole section firmly engages the PCB while the unique flange defines a consistent seating plane and presents a large soldering surface for strong reliable surface mount processing.


Traditional pin-through-paste processing causes conductive material to be disbursed creating contamination, defects and scrap. The True Grip pin needs only a doughnut of solder under the flange to produce a strong reliable joint. This reduces the amount of solder required by up to 33% while minimizing debris and achieving a better mechanical and electrical connection.

Our True Grip contact pins are inserted by applying pressure to the flange - no more bending that can occur when traditional contact pins are inserted by applying pressure to the pin tip.

Vision Inspection

Bead has many vision inspection systems available to produce your pin. Using an automated solution for inspection allows us to verify the diameter, thickness and length of each and every contact pin produced.

Benefits of Vision Inspection include:

  • Flaw detection
  • Reduction in costly and inconvenient product returns
  • Product traceability down to the day, hour and minute of production
  • Indepth insight into process variables such as tool wear resulting in rapid modification
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Diameter: .020" - .312"       Length:    .100" - .2000"


Base Metals

Brass Alloy 260
Phosphor Bronze Alloy 510
Copper Alloy 102 and 110
High Performance Copper Alloys 197 and 194
Nickel Alloy 201



Tin/Lead (Not RoHS Compliant)
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