Dimensions on this sheet are in metric units [with
U.S. customary units in brackets]. Figures are not
drawn to scale.
Reasons for reissue are provided in Section 8,
(See Figure 1)
Each seating tool kit consists of a seating tool and a
wall support. The seating tool and wall support are
also available separately. The seating tool has cutouts
(two located on each side) to accept the protruding
part of the standoffs of the cage assembly. The wall
support must be installed into the port(s) of the cage
The top of the seating tool provides a surface to
accept the force applied by the application tool to seat
the product onto the pc board. During seating, the
back and sides of the seating tool protect the cage
assembly from damage. The wall support supports
the individual port(s) of the cage assembly.
3.1. PC Board Support Fixture
A pc board support must be used to provide proper
support for the pc board and to protect the pc board
and product from damage. The support fixture must
be designed for specific needs using the following
it should be at least 25.4 mm [1 in.] longer and
wider than the pc board
it should have flat surfaces with holes or a
channel large enough and deep enough to
receive any protruding components of the
3.2. Application Tool
Power for seating tools must be provided by an
application tool (with a ram) capable of supplying a
downward force of 44.5 N [10 lb--force] per contact.
For available application tools, call PRODUCT
INFORMATION at the number at the bottom of
Over--driving of the product will deform parts
critical to the quality of the connection. Maximum
force occurs prior to the product bottoming on the
When setting up equipment to seat the product, pay
particular attention to the following:
the seating tool must be matched to the
If the seating tool and product are mismatched or
are improperly aligned, damage could occur to
the tooling, product, or both.
the wall support must be properly installed, and
the seating tool, product, and application tool
ram must be properly aligned before cycling the
1. Set tool seating height to the dimension shown
in Figure 2 (application tool shut height will equal
the tool seating height PLUS the combined
thicknesses of the pc board and support fixture).
After seating, a gap of no more than 0.10 mm
[.004 in.] between the cage assembly standoffs
and the pc board is allowed.
Use the tool seating height as a reference
starting point. This height may need to be
adjusted to obtain the amount allowed (maximum
of 0.10 mm [.004 in.]) between the standoffs of
the cage assembly and the pc board.
2. Slide the wall support into the port(s) of the cage
assembly until the wall support is secure.
For a cage assembly using a surface mount
connector, the connector must be mounted on the
pc board BEFORE seating the cage assembly.
1. Place the pc board on the support fixture.
2. Orient the seating tool over the product so
that the back is aligned with the back of
the product. Then lower the seating tool onto the
product, making sure that the cutouts slide over
the protruding components of the product, until the
seating tool bottoms on the top of the product.
3. Place the product on the pc board so that the
contacts and alignment posts are aligned and
started into the matching holes in the pc board.
4. Center the seating tool (with the product) under
the ram of the application tool. Slowly lower the
ram until it just meets the seating tool. Verify
alignment of pc board support, pc board, product,
and seating tool.
Damage to the pc board, seating tool, or product
may occur if the seating tool is not properly
seated on the product before cycling the
5. Cycle the application tool to seat the product on
the pc board. Then retract the ram, and carefully
remove the seating tool by pulling it straight from