RJ100 Connector Insertion Cycler

RJ100 Connector CyclerRJ100 Connector Insertion Cycler

The RJ100 Connector Cycler is a standalone universal pneumatic fixture that inserts and retracts a connector into a receptacle for reliability testing purposes.  The cycler features an operator’s interface via LCD display and integrated rotary knob/button control.  The fixture’s generic mechanical/electrical interfaces permit it to handle nearly all connectors when used with connector-specific nests.

The RJ100 Connector Cycler is intended to be used with a standard aluminum optical breadboard for mounting the device under test.  Stackability hardware is available to enable many test fixtures in a small space.

The fixture does not require PC support, but its integrated webserver permits access to test data files via Ethernet interface.

General

  • Hardware interfaces: metric (inch version also available)

Mechanical

  • Total travel (insertion depth plus retraction clearance): 15mm (0.59″)
  • Insertion force range: 5 – 55N (1.1 – 12.3lbf)
  • Retraction force range: 4 – 46N (0.9 – 10.3 lbf)
  • Alignment adjustment range: ±1mm (±0.040″)

Feedback

The RJ100 Connector Cycler has 24 digital inputs for monitoring whether the electrical connections have been made during each connector insertion. As the pinouts for each connector design will vary, a custom adapter board may be required to monitor electrical connection/disconnection.

Safety

The RJ100 cycler features an emergency stop button which cuts pressure to the cylinder and aborts the test in progress.

System Requirements

  • Climate controlled lab environment
  • Sufficient floor/desk space
  • Up to 0.8MPa (120psi) shop air
  • 110-220VAC 50/60Hz power

Options

The RJ100 Connector Cycler is available with the following options:

  • Individual pressure control – enables the insertion and retraction force to be adjusted via operator interface.
  • Force sensor feedback module – enables measuring of peak insertion and retraction force during cycling.

For more information or to obtain a quote for the RJ100 Connector Cycler, please contact us.