Mains connector

The connector is 10 centimetres wide, 4 centimetres thick and contains a maximum of 7 pins and springs that make this product complex. The biggest challenge stems from the development process: the glass-filled plastic may deform during the injection-moulding process, which would negatively impact the function of the composition. ITB's team worked with Verhoeven Ontwerpburo and the client to sketch the product’s design down to the smallest details.

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Client

Harting

Product

Main connector

Techniques and services

Development, injection moulding, assembly

Process

This product is the result of a special partnership between Verhoeven Ontwerpburo, Harting and ITB. What makes this product so challenging are the material being used and the application in the development process. ITB handled the entire process, from development to assembly.

Material

PBT 30% GF, springs and contacts

Quality-control method

100% quality control, both visual and functional

Production run

100.000

Production location

ITB Czech Republic (Transito)

Delivery

Germany