Wire & Cable

16 Key Factors to Consider When Specifying a Cable Assembly

Cable assemblies unite cables, connectors, and other connectivity components to deliver reliable signal and power connections between equipment units. To specify an interconnect solution, engineers need to consider application requirements, connector types, termination methods, sealing, and more. Cable assemblies streamline the design, procurement, production, testing, and installation process. They simplify supply chains and reduce cost.Read More

Selecting the Correct Crimp Tool

Crimp tools are used to produce a reliable, long-lasting joint between the connector and cable, an essential termination process for optimum connector performance. Here’s how to choose the right one for your application. When a crimp tool is used to terminate a cable with a connector, two crimps take place at the same time. OneRead More

Automating High Voltage Cable Connector Assembly

The process of properly stripping a cable and loading the ferrules into a connector varies, depending on the different functions and constructions of the product at hand. A few basic steps apply to almost all efforts. Electric Vehicle (EV) cable harnesses is one of the hottest topics in the world of wire processing today. It’sRead More

I Need a Wire Harness Assembly

I Need a Wire Harness Assembly Sometimes the last thing considered in a complex system is the wiring harness. However, as with many sub-assemblies that make up a system, wiring harnesses have many variables that may affect the quote and the quoting process if these variables are not clearly defined early in the quote process.Read More

Critical Design Considerations and Trends Impacting Wire and Cable

Technology advancements and material selection play an important role in the evolution of today’s innovative power, signal, hybrid, copper, and fiber optical cable designs. The trends influencing cable design today begin with material options, extend to performance and capability, and continue to evolve as applications become more demanding. As more powerful and precise connected technologiesRead More

Cable Connectors for Ultrasound Probe Assemblies

Ultrasound equipment requires components that can deliver reliable connectivity under extremely demanding conditions, including rough use environments, harsh sterilization techniques, and repeated mating cycles. Medical connectors and cables are essential components in digital medical technologies such as ultrasound equipment. Ultrasound probe cable assemblies typically use fine-gauge micro-coaxial cable ranging from 42–36AWG to reduce equipment weightRead More

Three Things to Consider When You Have a Need for Data Speed

Copper cable beats wireless connectivity for high-speed applications, and fiber optics beats copper for the amount of data that can travel quickly. Consider connector and cable design options and test carefully to select the right components for your high-speed application.  We continue to find new ways to push more and more high-speed data through ourRead More

30 Years of Automotive CAN

In 1991, the new Mercedes S-Class debuted as an engineer’s luxury sedan with dozens of innovations, including the first automotive CANbus on a production car. What started in luxury is today indispensable. Cars with internal combustion engines are essentially mechanical devices that, in theory, need little to no electronics to operate. Gasoline engines require sparkRead More

March 2021 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. March 2021 Connector Industry News March 2021 Connector Industry News > Event News  TTI, Inc. is showcasing several new electronic component technologies for both EV work trucks and electrificationRead More

A New Standard for Locking M12 Push-Pull Connectors

Specifying locking M12 push-pull connectors has become easier with the arrival of a unified standard that ensures compatibility across manufacturers. Locking M12 push-pull connectors are a common choice for industrial and harsh environment applications due to their versatility, durability, ruggedness, and reliability even in high-vibration conditions. These sealed, circular interconnects have become a mainstay inRead More

A New Generation of Ethernet Cables and Connectors

Cat6 and Cat6A cables are serving today’s most demanding high-speed applications. But Cat8 is on the horizon. The early iconic yellow Ethernet cable has a much diminished presence in consumer and business settings, as wireless technologies have become dominant. More than ever, however, the infrastructure underpinning high-speed wireless network activity depends on Ethernet technologies. DataRead More

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