BOARD LEVEL SHIELDS AND CONTACTS
Laird Technologies one-piece shields, multi-compartmental shields and
precision contacts are designed to maximize performance in a minimum
timeframe . Metal electronic components are packaged for surface mount
applications suitable for a variety of industries . Laird Technologies expertise is
in numerous key divisions to ensure each part optimizes individual applications .
Here's how we help you succeed:
Before contacting a Laird Technologies engineer, determine the right board
level shield or contact design for the application . Based upon specifications,
Laird Technologies experts will use the latest Pro-Engineering/AutoCAD
systems to develop part designs in hours . Drawing upon extensive experience
with application engineering, advanced design and materials engineering,
Laird Technologies engineers will solve the most complex board level shield
and contact problems .
Laird Technologies engineers and technical specialists look beyond the initial
component to the entire application . Each engineer will create the ideal
finished product at the best value . Example considerations include board
layout, EMI shielding requirements and grounding terminations .
FAST TURNAROUND ON PROTOTYPES
Accuracy and speed in the prototyping process are crucial in creating a
successful product . Laird Technologies staff quickly responds within days with
a prototyped part . By manufacturing with precision, the prototype meets the
tolerances of a progressive die manufacturing production environment .
If design modifications are necessary, Laird Technologies prototype
department is flexible and will address changes without affecting the
delivery of the prototyped part . To ensure parts are delivered at optimum
performance and meet specifications, all prototyped parts are 100%
inspected on critical dimensions .
Laird Technologies also provides pre-production support to help get the
production line up and running quickly . Parts designed in pre-production can
be supplied while progressive die tools are being produced .
With manufacturing plants throughout North America, Asia and Europe
Laird Technologies provides worldwide access to parts and offers the capacity
to handle any size job .
For innovations in packaging and in shield assemblies, a dedicated in-house
automation engineering department routinely develops new automation
technologies . An array of packaging options is available for shields and
contacts, including tape and reel, tray, tube and bulk . Laird Technologies
tape and reel packaging allows for the lowest installed cost and is Electronic
Industries Association (EIA) 481 compliant . Tape sizes are supplied on
13-inch and15-inch diameter reels . A transparent cover tape allows
component verification and inspection without having to remove or handle
Two-piece shields, including multi-compartmental shields, are packaged as
either assembled or unassembled parts .
Laird Technologies innovative automation engineering allows engineers to
design small and complex contacts requiring pick-up zones of 1 mm and
weighing less than 0 .01 grams . Custom automation equipment places the
miniature contacts into tape pockets quickly and cost effectively . The tape
and reel packaged parts are ready for installation onto printed circuit boards
using standard pick-and-place equipment .
Vision recognition marks, such as holes and tabs, can orient parts . This
eliminates an added step and leads to faster production . Laird Technologies
ensures each design has an adequate pick-up area for pick-and-place
equipment, without sacrificing performance .
QUALITY-ISO 9001:2000 CERTIFIED
By placing a premium on quality, Laird Technologies has received the highest
ratings on major customer qualification audits . Customers continually rank
Laird Technologies among one of the top suppliers for quality and
performance . The board level shield and contact facilities are ISO 9001:2000
certified by TUV-America Inc .
Built-in quality systems, including Laird Technologies proprietary 100%
automated co-planarity inspection for board level shields, ensures rigid
standards are met through all stages of operations (design, production,
shipping, as well as prompt customer concern resolution) .
Laird Technologies executes real-time, automated SPC on all critical
dimensions throughout production . By taking these measurements, quality
assurance technicians can make necessary adjustments on the spot to ensure
quality parts are on schedule . Maintaining traceability with SPC results for all
jobs; captured data includes operator, shift, raw material, job number, work
center and more . Additionally, non-contact, automated coordinate measuring
machines (CMM) are located throughout Laird Technologies factory floors .
All products in this catalog, along with all other Board Level Shield products
are compliant to the RoHS standards .
INTRODUCTION TO BOARD LEVEL SHIELDS AND CONTACTS