5 Steps to Wire Crimping

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In this post, we shall discuss the actual wire crimping process. Crimping can be done right with the proper materials and tools, and a clear step-by-step procedure. We will provide information to all these factors in this post. Tools and Materials Before starting any crimping work, ensure that you have all the tools and materials […]

A Brief Introduction to UL and CSA Cable Flammability Tests

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Industrial wire and cable are often used in equipment installed in harsh application areas like oil and gas platforms, military vehicles, manufacturing equipment, etc. In such applications, there are possibility of fires breaking out. Fire is one of the greatest dangers that can damage and destroy industrial wire and cable. To ensure that the wires […]

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 […]

Decoding the Differences between UL Listed and UL Recognized Wires and Cables

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As a customer searching for custom cable assemblies and wire harness, you are probably going through websites of various manufacturers and services providers. When you look at their accreditations, you may find two terms in the list – UL Listed, and UL Recognized. Generally, customers assume that these terms are interchangeable. However, this is far […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Understanding MIL-Spec for Military Cable Assemblies

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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 […]

Overmolded Cable Assemblies Offer Reliable Performance and Long Life

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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 […]