To complement our unrivalled skills in providing discrete solid contacted assemblies, we have the capability to manufacture solid tapes, bi-metal tapes and tri-metal layered contact tapes.
We manufacture our own contact tapes by two manufacturing processes, resistance welding and hot pressure bonding, each exhibiting unique advantages dependent on application.
Resistance welded tape is commonly used for small and low volume tape manufacture, whereas hot pressure bonded tape is commonly used for larger volumes. Pressure bonding allows the joining of materials that contain Oxides and do not lend themselves to being resistance welded, e.g. Ag/CdO, Ag/SnO and Ag/ZnO which are used in specific applications.
Profile tapes are used to optimise the use of precious metal by using copper as an intermediate layer within a tri-metal tape. This allows the minimum amount of precious metal to be used for contacting, as the copper draws the heat away from the contact interface.
To discuss how P&B can help with all your contacting needs, please contact us and our technical experts will provide specialist support.
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P&B have been manufacturing high precision contact assemblies for over 60 years, we partner with global OEMs to provide support from early stage concept design through to end of life management.
Contact Wire Welded Assemblies
Profile Tape Welded Assemblies
Automatic Contact Rivet Assemblies
Resistance Weld In-Lay/Top-Lay Bi-Metal Strip
Friction Bonding In-lay Bi-metal strip
Solid and Bi-Metal Contact Rivets
Precision Stamped Parts
Plastic-Metal Over-Mold Assemblies
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P&B supply global OEMs with contact assemblies for critical applications
P&B partner with OEMs who are automating and electrifying our world in industrial and domestic applications, where high quality and product integrity are critical. Applications where product life cycles can be 20+ years, P&B provide full support from concept design to end of life management.