Smiths Connectors is now Smiths Interconnect


Hyperboloid contact stamped
Smiths Connectors HCS contact (Hyperboloid Contact Stamped) is the evolution of the machined HYPERTAC® Hyperboloid Contact Technology that is ideal for higher volume applications requiring a fully automated process.

The demand for lower cost hyperboloid contacts led Smiths Connectors to the development of the stamped/rolled HCS contact, that is supplied on a reel and features an open crimp barrel design.

Features and Benefits:

  • Interchangeable and intermateable with turned hyperboloid contacts.
  • Reduce assembly time
  • High reliability wire B-crimp and additionally O-Crimp insulation


The System

For all variations, the wire cage has the same design characteristics. In the contact area all single contact flaps are made in a circle shape which guarantees “wire quality”.

HCS wire cage

The HCS contacts, on reels for crimping machines with automatic feeder lines are fully compatible with our turned HYPERTAC® hyperboloid contacts. They are available in Ø 0.8/1.0/2.0 mm.

Smiths Connectors offers a full service for crimping tools:

  • Applicators for all typical crimp devices
  • Hand crimping tools for field installation



HCS Specs


Electrical Load

Derating curve 100% acc. to DIN IEC 512/T3 (in air)

Derating curve, 1mm

Vibration test acc. to DIN EN 60512/item4, 35g X/Y/Z sinusoidal for 50h each, without contact interrupts and without any change in contact resistance [<5mOhm].