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AEI Manufacturing Press-Fit Contacts

AEI Manufacturing (an Air Electro company) Press-Fit Contacts

Air Electro is a world leader in commercial, military and industrial connectors and contacts. We manufacture the most comprehensive MIL-DTL-38999 Series I, II, and III Press-Fit compliant pin contacts for PCB mount or solderless applications. Compliant pin connectors are originally designed for ease assembly and to decrease the amount of fluctuations during the soldering process. Air Electro has taken this technology and applied it to the commercial and military aviation to design the most unique, custom and cost—effective compliant Press—Fit tail connectors.

Our Press-Fit contacts are most often used in all the variations of the mil type connectors, including MIL-DT38999, MIL-DTL-83723, MIL-C-5015 and MIL-DTL-26482, among others.

Our pin contacts are removable using standard military ins./ext. tools.

Air Electro Press-Fit technology:

  • Contact finish: gold over nickel plate.
  • Contact material: suitable copper alloy.
  • Shell material: aluminum alloy.

Press-Fit technology has several advantages over the SMT technology such as:

  • Environmentally friendly
  • No thermal stress on PCB or connector.
  • Avoid solder defects such bridges, open, etc.
  • Fast and simple assembly process
  • Process requires less floor space
  • Lead-free operation that does not require costly “hi-temp” plastics.
  • Higher pin count per area for high pin count
  • Easy and repeatable
  • No need to use flux, heat, cleaning and defects of cupper dissolution or IMC.