U.S. Engineering and Manufacturing of Elastomeric Connectors
Experienced Engineering Team
Over 100 Years in Designing and Manufacturing Elastomeric Connector Applications
We can understand your upstream and downstream performance needs and manufacturing challenges.
Fast, Reliable, Customizable Prototyping
A culture of designing for manufacturing
Less and 48 Hours turnaround time
Z-Axis connectors feature fine wires closely spaced to provide redundant electrical paths to increase reliability in high density applications.
Using silicone rubber and multiple conductive paths for each connection, these connectors are found in electronics that include cell phones, radar systems, test equipment, and devices with LCD interconnections
Our connectors and microminiature connector wires can be custom spaced and formed to fit in demanding spaces.
Elastomeric connectors are a preferred choice for connecting electrical components when soldering isn’t an option or space is at a premium. They can create a gas-tight seal for harsh environments and are well suited for shock and anti-vibration applications.
Custom Order High Volume & Miniature Connectors
As a company driven to solve customer challenges with unique cost-effective solutions, Z-Axis Connector Company provides custom designed and manufactured elastomeric connectors to fit your specific needs. Our engineers will work closely with your team to fully understand your needs and challenges.
An elastomeric connector is a type of electrical connector that uses a rubber or silicone-based material to provide both electrical and mechanical connections between two components.
Elastomeric connectors are often used in situations where there is a need for a flexible, reliable connection that can accommodate minor misalignments, vibrations, and thermal expansion. They can be used to connect components on printed circuit boards (PCBs), LCD displays, touch panels, and other electronic devices.
The elastomeric connector typically consists of a conductive material, such as carbon or silver, embedded in a rubber or silicone-based material. The connector's conductive elements form a series of small, closely spaced contact points that mate with corresponding contacts on the other device or component.
When the two devices are pressed together, the elastomeric connector deforms to create a secure electrical and mechanical connection between them. Because the elastomeric material is flexible, it can also absorb minor misalignments between the two devices, making it a useful option for applications where precision alignment may not be possible. It provides a tight fit while allowing for more degrees of freedom in board-to-board distance, geometry and position articulation.
Customizability to fit any need.
Configurable options per application:
- Overall dimensions. (H,W,L)
- Elastomer Durometer. (40A standard)
- Thermal environment required materials. (Silicone, Flurosilicone, etc.)
- Contact Metallurgy. (Copper, Gold, Z-Alloy, etc.)
- Contact finish. (Gold, other)
Custom Order High Volume & Miniature Connectors
As a company driven to solve customer challenges with cost-effective solutions, Z-Axis Connector Company designs and manufacturers elastomeric connectors to your specifications, which in turn can reduce the production costs of your electronic assemblies. Because we design and build our own specialized equipment, our connectors are custom made to be stable, innovative, and cost competitive at an international level. If you have questions about our company, elastomeric connectors, or capabilities and want to find out how we can help you, call Z-Axis Connector Company today to discuss your application needs!
Z-Fill Connector Elements are made of tightly spaced wire filaments formed in a C or U-shape around a silicone core which, when compressed, create a low resistance electrical contact.
Z-Con assemblies combine flexible contact strips with plastic housings to align with substrate requirements.
Z-Wrap Connector Elements are made of tightly spaced wire filaments formed around a four sides of a silicone core which, when compressed, make low resistance electrical contact.
Z-Thru Connector Elements are made of a single row or multiple rows of tightly spaced wire filaments that make contact through a silicone core.
Z-Flat Connector Elements are made of tightly spaced wire filaments attached to one side of a silicone core which make low resistance electrical contact when compressed.
Z-Carbon LCD Connectors consist of carbon-impregnated layers of silicone rubber separated by non-conductive silicone layers.
Z-Round Connector Elements are made of tightly spaced wire filaments formed to a circular shape which when compressed, create electrical contact.
Z-Silver Elastomeric Connectors provide low resistance connections in many component-to-board and board-to-board applications.
The Benefits of Elastomeric Connectors
Elastomeric connectors are a worthy choice for connecting electrical components when soldering isn’t an option. They can create a gas-tight seal for harsh environments and are a viable choice for shock and anti-vibration applications. Z-Axis connectors feature fine wires closely spaced to provide redundant electrical paths to increase reliability in high density applications. Unlike with mechanical stamped spring connectors, often no tooling is required allowing custom component availability with off-the-shelf pricing. Using silicone rubber and multiple conductive paths for each connection, these connectors are found in electronics that include cell phones, radar systems, test equipment, and devices with LCD interconnections. Please contact us for your next project.
MARKETS WE SERVE
Creating the Connectors that Fit Your Product, Tolerances and Budget
Our modular manufacturing techniques, honed over decades, allow us to offer quick delivery prototypes and low cost production pricing.
We’re ITARS registered and experienced with the environmental requirements for high reliability connection systems.
Short straight patterned conductive paths can be leveraged to achieve integrity with high speed signal applications.
Contact strips can be shaped and molded to fit non-linear circuitry and over molded to create integral gasketing.
Screens and Displays
From standard LCDs to COGs or touchscreens, our contact elements are tailored to meet mechancical and electrical requirements.
CUSTOMERS WE SERVE
Z-Axis Connectors have proven reliable to a whole range of industry leaders