A Look at the Various Testing Procedures Used by Cable Assembly Manufacturers

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The manufacturing of cable assemblies and wire harnesses involves a variety of processes to ensure the final product’s strength, function, and performance. One of the critical processes is cable assembly testing. The goal of this testing process is to ensure that the product will meet or even exceed the application and industrial specifications. But what are the testing procedures performed on industrial wire and cable assemblies. We answer this question with this post. 4 Cable Assembly Testing...
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Three Degrees of Separation between a Stranded and Solid Cable

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When selecting an electrical cable for the project, various important factors need to be considered such as the type of application, load bearing capacity, etc. Beyond these primary considerations, the wiring expert should understand the difference between a stranded and solid cable, and their contribution to the project. A solid cable features a single thick conductor made of solid metal, which tends to be more rigid. The conductor is usually made of copper. A stranded cable is composed of sev...
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4 Key Attributes of an Overmolded Cable Assembly

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An overmolded cable assembly combines the connector and cable in a single design. A molten material is introduced into a mold cavity, which assumes its form on cooling. The color of the molten material can be matched to the color of equipment or cable jack being used.  The types of material used for overmolding are rubber, ABS plastic, PVC, PP, PE and macro melt. 4 Important Features of an Overmolded Cable Assembly Below are four key attributes of an overmolded cable assembly. Improved P...
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Understanding the Types of Electrical Cable Sheathing

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Industrial cables are designed in different types of sheathing materials to protect wires in applications. Every sheathing is designed to serve a specific purpose. Choosing the wrong cable, or using a cable with insufficient sheathing can be a waste of time, effort, and money. Hence, it is important that you understand the different types of electrical cable sheathing before you choose a wire for your application. General Cables and Their Insulations When discussing standard or custom cable ma...
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The Importance of Shielding in Cable Assemblies

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Cable assemblies are utilized in a variety of industrial applications, which can exhibit electrical noise. Electrical noise can lead to Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) in cable assemblies. When a cable assembly receives or generates electromagnetic interference, it can cause poor signal quality and loss of data. It can also disrupt the function of electronic equipment and other components around it. Hence, it is necessary to use special shielding to protect cable assemblies from EMI. Shieldi...
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