Sumida Flexible connections

PANTA© FLEXIBLE MODULES

Flexible Modules

For customers in the automotive and industrial sectors, Sumida flexible connection is mainly known as a leading manufacturer of flexible flat conductors and PCB connectors (so-called jumpers).

With its Flexible Modules product group, Sumida flexible connections bridges the gap between its core portfolio of flat cable production and the connection and integration of other components and functions. This opens up the possibility for customers to obtain greater added value from a single source and thus, among other things, to reduce their number of suppliers.

EXAMPLE:

Flexible Modules

CAPABILITIES:

  • In-house assembly of printed circuit boards
  • Assembly of more comples components
  • Extensive portfolio in the area of process technology, such as lasers, various welding and soldering processes, etc.

 

PROCESS KNOWHOW
 

LAMINATION

In the lamination process, copper conductors are laminated between the top and bottom foils by means of pressure and temperature. The foils are coated on one side with an adhesive system. The copper conductors lie parallel to each other; combinations of different pitches are possible.

CUTTING SYSTEMS

The laminated mother reels are separated by slitting processes and cut to the final width. The subsequent cross-cutting produces the required length of the cables.

STRIPPING

The connection ends of the cables are produced by the process of stripping. In this process, the insulation is stripped from the copper wires by means of special knives. If required, the conductor ends can be further processed according to terminal shapes by the respective bending tools.

CRIMPING TECHNOLOGY

Terminating crimp contacts for flat conductors with a pitch of 1.27 mm and 2.54 mm using processing technology from TE Connectivity and Nicomatic.

OVERMOULDING

Fully hydraulic sliding table injection moulding machines overmould the cable ends and FLEXIBLE MODULES.

MOULDING WITH HOTMELT

Hotmelt is characterised by clean processing properties, naturally without solvents or other harmful substances. Wherever good adhesion to conductive and housing materials and low processing pressure are required, hotmelt is particularly suitable. The molten, low-viscosity hotmelt is injected into the cavities at low pressure, gently flushes around even filigree components, thus sealing and protecting them.

BONDING

Special plants put adhesive tapes and reinforcements on our FFC cables and ZIF jumpers.

LASER PROCESSING

High-precision, high-performance laser quickly and very flexibly realises customer-specific variants of uncovering.

SOLDERING

Selective soldering systems guarantee optimum soldering with the lowest possible heat load on the components. Placers and a reflow soldering system are available for soldering SMD components.

RESISTANCE WELDING

The contacting of components and PANTA® cables by means of resistance welding guarantees a safe and very high-quality interface.

FOLDING

Customized designs possible via robotic folding.


ASSEMBLY

The selection of the optimal assembly line is based on the technical and qualitative evaluation of the customer-specific module, taking into account the cost-benefit principle.

FMS - Flexible assembly systems guarantee a high-quality module even for medium quantities.
AMS - Automatic assembly systems produce customer-specific modules in large quantities fully automatically.