Smiths Connectors is now Smiths Interconnect


Smiths Connectors has developed an advanced contact design that satisfied the most demanding performance requirements, the Hypertac® Hyperboloid contact technology.

The shape of the contact sleeve is formed by hyperbolically arranged contact wires, which align themselves elastically as contact lines around the pin, providing a number of linear contact paths. The smallest practical pin diameter is 0.5mm but there is effectively no upper limit.

The Hypertac hyperboloid contact is available in the following variants:

The Hypertac hyperboloid contact provides the following commercial benefits:

  • Low cost of ownership - Does not need replacement during equipment life
  • Reduced system costs - Equipment design is less critical
  • Reduced qualification costs - No re-testing due to contact failures
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