Andon’s portfolio of optoelectronic and gas sensor sockets for customers in the UK and Ireland is now available from Luso Electronics. Leading OEMs and contract manufacturers can solder such sockets –  rather than the sensor –  onto a PCB to avoid production line electrostatic discharge (ESD) problems as well as exposure to high temperature soldering and cleaning solutions that can cause damage to the sensor.

Andon’s unique RoHS-compliant gas sensor sockets are manufactured in a variety of sizes with high temperature insulation and gold plated terminals. Standard and custom sockets are available for a variety of package outlines including PGAs, BGAs, CLCCs, PLCCs, TOs, DIPs, SIPs, LEDs, among others. Moreover, the company’s unique SENSTACâ„¢ sensor socket offers advanced protection against shock and vibration.

Andon’s sensor sockets are available in standard thru-hole PCB footprints, surface mount and low profile carrier terminal types to accept the leaded sensor. Sockets are available for all brands of sensors and the footprints are the same as the sensor.

Besides stock products in large or small volumes, Andon can also deliver bespoke interconnect solutions, which Luso can help design and develop for UK customers.