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 […]

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 […]

Electrical Requirements to Consider When Choosing a Wire or Cable

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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 […]

What are the Types of Cable Shielding Commonly Used?

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The growing complexity of modern electronic and electrical systems, along with the ever increasing distance signals are required to travel, have increased the electrical interference in cables.  In order to diminish the effects of signal interference in cables appropriate shielding is vital. Types of Signal Interferences The primary function or the shielding is to limit […]

Quality Harness and Cable Assembly for Demanding Industrial Applications

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Cable harnesses and assemblies support a wide range of applications and industries. These assemblies and harnesses can be custom designed and manufactured, to meet the unique demands of each application. This has allowed researchers and collaborators to produce cable assemblies for the most demanding industrial systems and processes such as automation control and drive systems. […]

What Causes Intermittent Failure in Cable Assemblies?

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In the earlier blog post, we explored the testing processes for intermittent failure. The two main types of test equipment discussed were PC-based and those operated via microprocessors. In this post, we will explore the causes for intermittent failure. Contact-to-Contact Failure The following contact-to-contact failures can be seen in cable assemblies: When tin or lead […]

Understanding Cable Environmental Problems and their Preventive Measures

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The importance of cabling systems in industrial organizations has grown over the years. In 2015, a market research report by IBISWorld stated that there are over 300 wire and cable manufacturers across America. These companies employ over 27,000 people, and earn an industry revenue of $416bn. Needless to say, the number of cabling systems being […]

Automating the Wire Harness Assembly Process

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Towards the end of the 20th century, most wire harnessing processes, including insertion of wires into the connectors and bundling of wires, were done manually. Due to the lack of wire harness assembly automation, the manufacturing process took longer than other cable assemblies. Depending on the complexity of the wire harness, production time spanned from […]