A range of straight D-Sub surface-mount connectors has been released by Harting, that join the company’s existing range of angled products.

Design features have been added to the devices to ensure high-reliability and good processing characteristics. Surface-mount capability makes PCB assembly much simpler so they are useful for a wide range of applications.

Complete co-planarity is enabled by  stamped contacts and a specially designed insulator. The hardy solution is capable of withstanding all normal handling processes.

Two different styles are offered including a connector for standard applications with flat solderable pads to withstand plug-in and withdrawal forces and a variant for more demanding requirements with a solderable assembly pin in addition to the flat pads.

A black insulator, which is designed for improved camera detection, includes two positioning pegs for improved pick & place process reliability.

Also included is a large removable cover for a 10mm vacuum pipette.

All of the connectors are available with 9 to 37 contacts and are supplied with the choice of M3 and 4-40 UNC threaded inserts and fixed female screw locks.

They have a performance level of 2 and 3 are standard, and PL1 can be delivered upon request.