Understanding the Types of Electrical Cable Sheathing

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...

The Importance of Shielding in Cable Assemblies

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...

Understanding MIL-Spec for Military Cable Assemblies

If you are designing products for military purposes, then you will need to use MIL-Spec cable assemblies. However, it is not just simply about using these types of cables. You have to use wires and cables with exact specifications according to the product and the application’s requirement. Choose wrong, and the product may not function properly. This is why when creating a military electronic product, you need to pay attention to the military standards. What are Military Standards? Military st...

Overmolded Cable Assemblies Offer Reliable Performance and Long Life

An overmolded cable assembly is a type of cable assembly, which is seamlessly constructed to combine the cable and the connector into a single cable assembly. The process of overmolding a cable involves injecting molding. It utilizes a molten material that is injected into a mold cavity. This molten material conforms to the contour of the mold cavity, and solidifies into a desired shape when cooled. Custom Solutions for Overmolded Cable Assemblies The mold cavity can be designed with markings ...

Electrical Requirements to Consider When Choosing a Wire or Cable

There are several factors to consider when choosing an electrical wire or cable. However, the most important factors to take into account are the electrical requirements of your application. Selecting an Appropriate Wire or Cable Mentioned below are the electrical requirements to consider when selecting an appropriate wire or cable. Current Carrying Capacity: This term refers to the calculation of the amount of current a cable can carry. The current carrying capacity of the wire or cable...