Automation Challenges for Ultraminiature RF Cable Assemblies

As the need for smaller cable assemblies continues, speed, precision, and quality control will be hot topics among manufacturers dealing with ultraminiature RF cable assemblies.     The key trend in mobile electronics today is to make products that are smaller, thinner, and lighter, yet mobile electronic devices, such as cell phones, tablets, and portableRead More

TE’s Raychem S1260 Hot-Melt Tape Adhesive

TE’s Raychem S1260 Hot-Melt tape adhesive is designed for ground defense and aerospace applications and enables permanent field repairs for PTFE wire and cable. TE Connectivity announces its new Raychem S1260 Hot-Melt tape adhesive for high-temperature wire and cable repairs. The S1260 tape uses an environmentally resistant modified fluoropolymer for sealing high-temperature heat-shrink components toRead More

Benefits of Networking Wire Processing Equipment

Once reserved for large manufacturing operations, networked wire processing equipment is poised to change how small-to-medium wiring harness shops do business, according to Schleuniger’s Pete Doyon.   Having been in the wire processing business for 30 years, I have seen a lot of changes and improvements made possible, primarily, by advances in electronics and software.Read More

Custom Technical Cable and Assembly IS Affordable

Innovative solutions are cost-sensitive when you collaborate with field-proven design engineers who know what to look for and which questions to ask.   When engineers who need special cable constructions hear the word “custom,” they often cringe, as it conjures up visions of dollar signs and delays. That doesn’t have to be the case anymore. DueRead More

Alpha Wire EcoFlex PUR Continuous Flex Cables

Alpha Wire EcoFlex PUR continuous flex cables offer zero-halogen construction, oil resistance, and reduced diameter. Alpha Wire’s new EcoFlex PUR continuous flex cables feature reduced size and weight and zero-halogen construction in a rugged, oil-resistant cable for continuous flex applications. As an addition to its EcoGen portfolio of compact, lightweight, zero-halogen wire and cable, EcoFlex PUR cables use mPPERead More

How to Specify Aluminum Wire for Automotive Applications

Restrictive connector terminal solutions can be an issue when specifying aluminum wires for automotive applications.   In light of time-to-market issues in the automotive industry, aluminum is the best option for reducing the weight of the electrical distribution system and harnesses. Aluminum has been used in battery and power applications in premium cars for some time.Read More

Five Things to Know About Automatic Crimping Machines

When every penny counts, manufacturers look to wire processing equipment suppliers to help cut production costs and improve the cost per lead. To assist in your next equipment purchase, Komax offers five things to know about automatic crimping machines.   In today’s competitive business environment, wire harness manufacturers are winning contracts by the penny. WhenRead More

Heavy-Duty Terminals for Automotive Applications

Electric terminal manufacturers utilize a good portion of their engineering resources to develop new products or improve existing terminals for the automotive industry. Sam Francois of ETCO examines the keys to choosing heavy-duty terminals for automotive applications.   Problems within a vehicle’s electrical system have long plagued the automotive industry. One of the most common areas forRead More

Five Things to Know About Your New Cut-and-Strip Machine

There are many options when choosing wire processing equipment, so how do you know you’ve made the right choice? Pete Doyon of Schleuniger shares five things to know about your new cut-and-strip machine before you buy it. A lot of time and effort often goes into finding the right equipment for your facility. Purchasing aRead More

TE SMT Releasable Poke-In Wire Connector

The TE SMT releasable poke-in wire connector simplifies field installation and is ideal for lighting applications. TE Connectivity announced its new low-profile, surface-mount technology (SMT) releasable poke-in wire connectors. Addressing the trend for wire termination simplicity and ease of proper assembly, TE’s new solderless connectors simplify multiple wire terminations using poke-in technology. Their unique release mechanism allows for theRead More

How to Select Cable for Variable Frequency Drive Systems

Excessive electrical noise in variable frequency drive installations can wreak havoc on the precision electronic components, network cabling, and other sensitive wiring found in most modern industrial facilities. Belden’s Peter Cox explains how to select cable for variable frequency drive systems. Many existing variable frequency drive (VFD) installations use cross-linked high heat water resistant insulated wire (XHHW); thermoplasticRead More

PCB Terminal Wiring Made Easier

December 2013 – PCB terminals with quick connection technology offer an ideal alternative to costly and time-consuming methods of transferring power to PCBs, as they allow cables to be connected quickly, safely, and without tools in a wide range of applications.

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