The EloPin® is an elastic press-fit zone which adapts perfectly to conditions on a printed circuit board, creating an optimal electrical connection with a high level of mechanical stability, using low press-fit force while ensuring high retention force. The press-fit area of the EloPin® uses the proven and effective needle eye shape. The edge of the press-fit zone is embossed to improve stability. Pockets, also embossed, are used to hold the extruded tin. The radii, which are adjusted for the plated through-hole, provide optimal protection for the printed circuit board across large contact surfaces (e.g. low contact resistance and high retention force due to the use of cold welding) This eliminates the negative effects of the soldering process. The innovative pin also corresponds to the strict requirements of the automotive industry, and is already approved and in use in multiple OEMs. Its ability to be used in engine compartment applications from -40°C to 150°C, in particular, make the press-fit zone used by KLEINER an especially attractive product. You can also enjoy the benefits of fast and simple prototyping services from KLEINER GmbH. KLEINER will produce the EloPin® as part of our prototype construction before the start of series production, allowing us to react in advance to our customers' specific needs.