GCTs range of board to board connectors are available in a variety of packaging options as standard:
- Loose in bag or box
- Tube with pick and place (P+P) cap or film
- Tape and reel (T+R) with pick and place (P+P) cap or film
Custom packaging is available. For example, through hole connectors in tape and reel packaging for paste in hole applications. Contact us to request a custom packaging option.
See images below for some packaging examples. More information is available on specific product datasheets.
Tape and Reel Packaging for SMT Components
GCT's SMT headers offers customizable mating pin lengths and each series has a choice of multiple numbers of circuits. This adds up to thousands of individual part number combinations per connector series.
It's important for connectors to be packaged within correctly sized cavities in the tape and reel carrier strip, the correct height, width and depth cavity to house the header and cap keeps parts in a secure and consistent position during transportation. Once connectors reach the production line they should be presented for pick and place process in a consistent and stable manner.
GCT offer a range of custom Tape and reel carrier strip packaging cavities. One T&R cavity can accept more than one circuit size, however, given the number of connector variations not all cavities are tooled.
The examples below show headers, SMT sockets are also offered in multiple cavity sizes, the height and footprint of sockets may often be fixed, but width is a custom variable dependent on circuit size.
Customers may also choose T&R packaging for thru hole component used in a paste in hole production process.
Contact your local GCT sales office to discuss your PCB connector packaging requirements.