Ceramic pins offer cost-effective solution for resistors, sensors and circuit breakers

June 24, 2013 // By Paul Buckley
Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a range of ceramic pins for sensors, circuit breakers and electronic passive components in a variety of custom material formulations and blends, including alumina and steatite.

The pins are ideally suited for manufacturers of pressure sensors, passive components such as wire wound resistors and inductors, and industrial circuit breakers used in the automotive and aerospace sectors. The materials offer a cost-effective solution for a wide variety of applications.

Morgan’s micro extrusion capabilities enable production of ceramic pins in sizes ranging from 0.5 mm to 2.5 mm. The maintenance of extremely tight tolerances through the sintering process eliminates the need for secondary machining processes like diamond grinding, which may potentially affect the material’s surface porosity or condition. The company has a variety of alumina formulations for applications that can withstand movement or force, with maximum working temperatures up to 1700°C. Steatite options are available for lower temperature applications up to 1000°C.

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