The company is introducing its new SCHUKO plug insert BO4.512 with hollow pins. A “Green Partner” product, the pins contain a maximum of 0.002-percent lead. According to the company, this is only 20 ppm compared to the usual 20,000 ppm in solid pins. The new plug insert is certified by VDE and is pending a worldwide patent. The company says the pins are high-precision stampings, and the closed-chamber design is said to prevent the penetration of moisture. The pins are also completely overmolded and are reportedly able to resist high torque and pull forces.