CMA offers solutions to a wide variety of industries. Original equipment manufacturers are constantly searching for new and effective solutions, and often those solutions require custom cable assemblies and components.
CMA’s customer is the global leader in engineered access solutions for many industries and markets. Products are sold directly to the end-user or through an extensive distribution network. When their traditional actuator solution wouldn’t work for this specific project, they turned to CMA to provide a solution with high-quality mechanical cables and conduits.
A major expansion of their latch and actuator product line was the addition of rotary latch systems typically actuated by rods, however routing issues with multiple angles was a major challenge. We were asked to assist in the design and development of cable assemblies and control cables that used CMA catalog components where possible to connect the new latches and actuators together and function properly in a cost effective manner.
CMA engineers and the customer’s design team collaborated on the design of how the cables interfaced with the mounting points on the various latches and actuators so that no fasteners would be required for most installations. A family of cable assemblies and cable controls evolved that addressed the functionality, performance and ease of installation of every possible combination of rotary latch and actuator available for numerous industries and applications.