ETCO Launches Locking Ring Terminals for Robotics
ETCO Inc., which develops electronic connectors, terminals and other small components for a variety of industries, has announced a broad line of locking ring terminals aimed at use in automation equipment due to its oversized teeth and F-crimp design.
ETCO said its Locking Ring Terminals are offered in tinned-brass, plain brass and stainless steel. They can attach to 12-22 gauge wire using an F-crimp for a more secure connection than conventional flag ears. Featuring four teeth that extend 0.023-inches from the terminal service and are 92% of the thickness of the ring itself, each tooth has a 40-degree angle that provides sharp wedges that penetrate into painted or plain metal surfaces to stay in place, the company said.
Available with stud holes that range from #2 through #10, the ETCO Locking Ring Terminals are ideal for use in robotic arms and pick-and-place equipment that are subjected to vibration, and where maintaining high production uptime is essential. The components’ design bites into metal and anchors the terminal to help prevent unwanted rotation during assembly, handling, and operation, which can cause arcing or an electrical short with adjacent terminals.
The company said the terminals are priced according to size and quantity, and are manufactured in the U.S. to help eliminate supply chain delays.
For more details on the new products, visit the ETCO website here.