News from ept

High Speed and EMC for Different Board-to-board Distances

November 2020, Peiting

The high-speed Zero8 connectors featuring ScaleX technology will be available in different heights, as well as shielded and unshielded designs, following electronica in November 2020.

Film premiere at ept: The Search

November 2020, Peiting

In which applications can connectors be found? Come with us on an exciting journey into the world of connection technology!

Hot Swapping and Industrial Automation

March 2020, Peiting

The One27 with a 1.27-mm pitch is now also available with lagging contacts. Developers will be able to get the angled 12- to 80-pin male connectors starting March 2020. This makes it possible to simply change modules in industrial applications during live operation.

ept at the embedded world 2020!

ept at the embedded world 2020!

February 2020, Nuremberg

We are at the embedded world once again! This time we will focus on HighSpeed, EMC, press-fit technology and much more.

Maximum Flexibility with Data Transfer Rates of Up to 16 Gbps

Maximum Flexibility with Data Transfer Rates of Up to 16 Gbps

January 2020, Peiting

The Colibri® 0.5 mm-pitch SMT connectors from ept have guaranteed reliable data transfer rates between printed circuit boards (PCB) for high-speed applications for years. Pin counts of 40, 80, 120, and 160 will be available for applications of up to 16 Gbps as of the 2020 embedded world.

ept Has Been Chosen as Innovator of the Year!

ept Has Been Chosen as Innovator of the Year!

November 2019, Munich

Readers of the DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK magazine were impressed by the new ScaleX technology

Together with Phoenix Contact, ept was chosen as ‘Innovator of the Year’ in the electromechanics category for its ScaleX technology used in the new Zero8 connectors. The DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK glass trophy was handed over by the magazine’s editor, Ralf Higgelke, to Claus Guglhör from ept, who was beaming with joy, and Markus Sonderer from Phoenix Contact during the awards ceremony that took place at the Seehaus restaurant in the English Garden in Munich, Germany.

Zero8 SMT-Connector Now Available in Mid-Profile and Low-Profile Types

Zero8 SMT-Connector Now Available in Mid-Profile and Low-Profile Types

August 2019, Peiting

The Zero8 board-to-board connector series is now available in the mid-profile and low-profile versions. The device design allows users to flexibly choose between different pin counts, types, and stack heights. Different heights allow board-to-board distances between 6.00 and 20.00 millimeters to be implemented.

ept achieves impressive results in Bishop Customer Satisfaction Survey

ept achieves impressive results in Bishop Customer Satisfaction Survey

July 2019, Peiting

The Bavarian connector manufacturer ept GmbH achieved outstanding results for the fifth time in a row in the customer satisfaction survey conducted by the market research firm Bishop & Associates. ept came in second place in the European rankings and scored even higher than it did in the 2017 survey.

4,727 Euros for a good cause –  ept employees donate raffle proceeds

4,727 Euros for a good cause –  ept employees donate raffle proceeds

Januar 2019, Peiting, Buching

The Christmas raffle organized by ept’s apprentices and employees raised 4,727 euros. 2,000 euros of that were donated to the St. Nikolaus Children’s Hospice in Bad Grönenbach in the German district of Unterallgäu. Another 2,000 euros were received by the mountain rescue team of Steingaden and Peiting. Finally, the Steingaden Middle School received a donation in kind in the form of a scroll saw valued at 727 euros.

Now Available: 16 Gbps Colibri High-Speed Connectors from ept

Now Available: 16 Gbps Colibri High-Speed Connectors from ept

January 2019, Peiting

From March, the Colibri connector in the 16 Gb / s version is available

EC.8 – HighSpeed SMT edge card connector with 0.8 mm pitch

EC.8 – HighSpeed SMT edge card connector with 0.8 mm pitch

January 2019, Peiting

EC.8 – Easy-to-Use HighSpeed Connectors: That's the motto of the new ept HighSpeed edge card connector EC.8.
Find out more in the following article.

ept at the Electronica 2018 – Zero8 hologram a real visitor magnet

ept at the Electronica 2018 – Zero8 hologram a real visitor magnet

13. November 2018, München

ept is again exhibiting at electronica, the world’s leading electronics convention. Our experts are free for consultations for visitors and interested parties who would like to have more information about our entire range of ept products within the printed circuit board and automotive sectors. Convince yourself of our wide range of solutions for your application and the outstanding quality of our products.

Compact connectors with an innovative contact system

Compact connectors with an innovative contact system

October 2018, Peiting, Blomberg

Phoenix Contact and ept are launching a new series of robust board-to-board connectors with 0.8 mm pitch. The jointly developed connectors will be shown at the world's leading fair for electronics, electronica, in Munich for the first time.

How does surface coating on connector contacts work?

How does surface coating on connector contacts work?

August 2018, Peiting, Augsburg

ept invested in its first electroplating system back in 1985. Thanks to the boom in the telecommunications industry and the accompanying high demand for connectors in this sector, the company brought a second system into operation just five years later. During this period, ept significantly expanded its experience and expertise in the field of strip electroplating

Learn how surface coating works at ept GmbH.

ept GmbH receives award from Continental AG

ept GmbH receives award from Continental AG

25. Juli 2018, Berlin

ept GmbH has been singled out as best supplier by the Continental Automotive Group. The ‘Supplier Day 2018’ served as a venue for the reception of the supplier award for outstanding achievements in the “Plastic and Rubber” materials group.

Groundbreaking ceremony for new expansion

Groundbreaking ceremony for new expansion

July 2018, Peiting

Construction of a new expansion for ept GmbH in Peiting is underway. The connector manufacturer is increasing its working area by 4,600 m², spread over two floors.

ept Katalog 2018

The new ept connectors catalog has arrived!

Juni 2018, Peiting
The 27th edition of the ept connectors catalog just arrived hot off the press – and you can get your very own copy!
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Short Delivery Times: SMT PCB Connections with a Pitch of 1.27 mm

May 2018, Peiting
All of the unit height and pin count combinations of the straight One27 connectors can be delivered to your doorstep within two weeks!

Do you need reliable SMT PCB connections with a pitch of 1.27 mm, and do you need them fast? The straight One27® SMT PCB connectors from ept are now available with a shipping time of just two to four weeks. With a pitch of only 1.27 mm, they can be used to connect mezzanine PCBs. Are you already purchasing your 1.27 mm-pitch SMT connectors from another manufacturer, but are you needing to complement them with straight male or female connectors? The One27® connectors are proven to be compatible with all currently available SMT connectors with a pitch of 1.27 mm from other manufacturers.
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Tried-and-tested SMT connectors soon available for 16+ Gbps applications

January 2018, Peiting
Colibri high-speed connectors will soon offer even more

Ept’s Colibri PCB connectors, which have a pitch of 0.5 mm, are already a reliable choice in COM express and high-speed applications up to 10 Gbps. Now, ept is looking to add a new, high-speed variant to the connector series. The new connector will be suitable for data transfer rates of up to 16 Gbps and beyond.
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High-Speed PCB Connectors for Extended Environmental Requirements

June 2017, Peiting
ept Colibri SMT connectors are now optionally available with a thicker gold coating

ept’s Colibri PCB connectors, which have a pitch of 0.5 mm, are a reliable choice in COM express and high-speed applications up to 10 Gbps. In response to customer demand, these high-speed connectors are now also available as a Heavy Au version for deployment in challenging environments.
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ept Awarded Supplier of the Year

June 2017, Ostfildern
Pilz GmbH & Co. KG presented its ‘2016 Pilz Award’ to the connector manufacturer
Automation company Pilz announced the recipients of the Pilz Award and lauded connector manufacturer ept GmbH, based in Peiting, Germany, as one of the five suppliers of the year for 2016. Thomas Pilz, managing director at Pilz, presented the award to Claus Guglhör, Sales Director and shareholder of ept GmbH, at the awards ceremony. In so doing, Thomas Pilz paid tribute in particular to the excellent level of quality of the products that ept supplies, the superior on-time rating for deliveries, and the spirit of cooperation with ept.
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Stacking of PCBs with Differing Distances

May 2017, Peiting
Electronic developers are frequently tasked with adapting parallel PCB connections to a wide range of spatial requirements. With ept’s One27® SMT PCB connector, which has a pitch of 1.27 mm, the distance between any two stacked PCBs is variable by up to 5.8 mm.
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High-speed SMT Connectors now available in additional Pin Count Options

March 2017, Peiting
Effective immediately, all versions of the Colibri® high-speed connectors with a pitch of 0.5 mm are now also available with the pin counts 40, 80, 120, 160, and 200.
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Highspeed PCB Connectors for COM Express Pinout Type 7

February 2017, Peiting
The 3.0 release of the successful COM Express computer-on-module standard includes a new pinout type. This enables a faster data transfer rate of up to 10 Gbps, thereby expanding the applicability of COM Express in terms of server applications. Of course, the PCB connectors required to connect the baseboard and the COM module need to meet these increased requirements.
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New ept Plant is built in Habartov

06.12.2016, Habartov
In Habartov (Czech Republic) a new ept plant with 5000 m² production area and 1000 m² storage area and office space is built for the connector production.
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Investing in the Future: ept GmbH is expanding

02.03.2017, Peiting, Buching, Augsburg
ept GmbH, headquartered in Peiting, Bavaria, Germany, has been a family-owned business for more than 40 years, supplying not only the automotive industry, but also the industrial and communications sector with PCB connectors. All products are produced in-house, as ept GmbH is capable of handling all important manufacturing steps. These include product development, project planning, tooling and equipment, production (punching, electroplating, assembly, etc.) and also the provision of a comprehensive “all-in-one” service. With its plants in Germany, the Czech Republic, the US, and China, ept GmbH is also a major player in electrical connectors around the world.
One27 SMT Steckverbinder

Compact and Sturdy SMT PCB Connections with a Pitch of 1.27 mm

September 2016, Peiting
Assemblies can be designed with more flexibility thanks to a variety of model heights, up to 80 pins, and various connection options.
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Guaranteed Long-term Availability of 2.54 mm Pin Headers and Female Sockets

April 2016, Peiting
The connector specialist ept guarantees to its customers the long-term availability of VarPol pin headers and female sockets with a pitch of 2.54 mm. For years, hardware developers have sworn by the product, which allows you to reliably and flexibly connect circuit boards together or connect a cable to a circuit board.
Eyediagram 10gbps COM Express Colibri

COM Express connector system Colibri® for 10+ Gbit/s applications

Januar 2016, Peiting
Are you looking to speed up your COM Express application? Colibri® connectors from ept deliver first-rate signal integrity even at 10 Gbps, making the COM Express connector system the top choice for your applications at these speeds and higher. They are ideal for PCI Express Gen3 applications with 8 Gbps or 10 Gbps Ethernet (10GBase-KR). S-parameters are available on request from ept for use in simulating your proprietary designs.
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COM Express connector system Colibri®: 5 mm version available

November 2014, Peiting
After adding a 440-pins version to the COM Express connector system Colibri®, ept now releases the Colibri Plug for 5 mm board-to-board distance.
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Permanent Press-Fit Board-to-Board Connector

January 2015, Peiting
ept is introducing a new board-to-board connector range based on the press-fit system: flexilinkb-t-b connectors provide high-quality, non-pluggable connections between PCBs at a pitch of 2.54 mm, making use of the successful 'Tcom press' press-fit system.
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Expansion of ept’s Main Plant in Buching

September 2013, Halblech-Buching
A groundbreaking ceremony led by the Guglhör family back in 2012 marked the symbolic beginning of the expansion of ept’s Buching plant. The founder, Bernhard Guglhör, and his son Thomas Guglhör, who is currently president of ept, made this move in response to increasing demand and a growing influx of orders for connectors.
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ept GmbH Receives an Award from Continental AG

August 2014, Prague/Peiting/Augsburg/Halblech-Buching
ept GmbH received a Supplier Award from the Continental Automotive Group for its outstanding achievements in the area of ‘electromechanics/plastic-mechatronics.’ The award was presented to Thomas Guglhör, President of ept GmbH, by Dr. E. Degenhard, CEO of Continental AG, on 17 July 2014 during a suppliers conference in Prague.