Compliant Low-Force (Positronic)
Gas-tight connection without completely removing the coating of the contact walls or the through-hole plating of the PCB. The flexibility of the connections enables excellent performance in the event of temperature fluctuations, shocks and vibrations. The integrity of the coating ensures a long service life.
Rigid Press-Fit (Competitor)
The connection is gas-tight, but the coating and the metal cylinder are permanently damaged. The PCB material is attacked in the immediate vicinity of the hole. High risk of metal detachment in the immediate vicinity of the through-hole plating.
Compliant High- Force (Competitor)
Gas-tight connection, but the coating on the contacts and the walls of the through-holes is removed during insertion due to the high frictional forces. This can lead to cracks in the PCB near the holes and the connections can be sensitive to high temperature fluctuations, shocks and vibrations.