Text from page 4 of catalogue Contact profiles, contact bimetals
Page 4 of catalogue Contact profiles, contact bimetals of Prym Inovan GmbH & Co. KGCONTACT PROFILES
Dimensions and tolerances are specified according to the individual application case. Min. in mm Profile thickness 0,135 Profile width 0,30 Thicknesses of bonded layers 1µm Thicknesses of electroplated layers 0,2µm Dimensions of INOVAN contact profile Wires and layer thicknesses Max. in mm 1,70 7,0 700µm 10µm
Comparison of the smallest and largest contact profiles Application:Telecommunication relay Application: Low-voltage technology
The suitable profile form depends on the component system and electrical requirements. Carrier materials of the contact profiles which can be welded securely bond the contact with the carrier strip. The advantage of the welded contacts is the metallic bond between the contact part and the component carrier, which guarantees a long life time and safe carry of current. The profile form and Welding method are adjusted together. In case of shoulder and pointed profile geometries, the welding electrode has got a clearance in the contact area which allows the welding current to be transferred either via the shoulder or the flank of the profile and prevents the precious metal surface coming into contact with the welding electrode.
Contact profile with round welding ribs
Contact profile with flat welding ribs
Welding ribs can be rolled into the underside of the contact profile to improve welding process. The number and shape depends on the material combination and the welding task. Welding ribs support the welding process and specifically melt and weld the material.
Contact profiles can be produced with or without a number of welding ribs being agreed between the customer and INOVAN. The width of these ribs is between 0.05 and 0.5 mm and the height between 0.03 and 0.15 mm.