Off-the-shelf products

Off-the-shelf products bruce Tue, 10/09/2018 - 14:54

While PCBs, stencils and test fixtures are products which may only be purchased by their owner (and partners), Macaos Enterprise also supports purchasing “ownerless” products. There are several categories of “ownerless” products:

  • Global products are PCB products which may be purchased by anyone. These are typically kits for student projects.

  • Connectors A wide variety of connectors styles are available, and each style has several parameter options. Use the Connector Chooser module to browse and select a connector.

  • ESD accessories are anti-static bags, tape, labels and related products.

  • Machines are milling machines, laser engraving machines, label dispensers and more

  • Software is software licenses, maintenance agreements and related products.

  • Stencil frames are stencil stretch frames and other stencil related accessories.

  • Test accessories are test jigs, test pins and related products.

  • Other off-the-shelf products are any off-the-shelf products not included in the preceding categories.

Off-the-shelf products may be purchased in much the same manner as PCB or stencil products. However, in many cases, an online price is not available. Placing an order without a price is in essence a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The sales office will get back to you with price and availability details and then await your confirmation before processing the order.

Connector chooser

The Connector Chooser module is used to browse the catalog of available connectors and select a connector for purchase.

The left column is a tree of connector categories, such as headers, with various subcategories.

Selecting a specific connector family loads its description and options into the middle column. The drop-down lists in this column are used to select the specific parameters, such as contact plating, of the desired connector.

The product description and specifications are listed below the option selectors. If prices are available, they are shown at the bottom. You may change the quantity as desired. For most connectors, the minimum order quantity is 1000 pieces.

The right column is a drawing and/or photograph of the connector family.

After selecting a connector family and specifying the desired connector parameters, click on the button to purchase the connector. This will close the Connector Chooser module and open the Quotation module with the specified connector.