Category: Conductive Whitepapers
UL Requirements for Cable Assemblies
UL investigates products for hazards capable of harming consumers. A big part of their investigation includes testing the product to verify its safety under normal and abnormal situations.
Potential products are examined and tested in a variety of ways and, if the product is successful, UL …
Cable Assembly & Wire Harness Length Tolerances
Once all of the dimensions are established in a product, the creative design process is finished, right? Well, not exactly.
In the real world, product dimensions deviate from exact designed values due to a variety of reasons. However, diligent production work can …
How to Structure Prints for Fastest Turnaround
We work hard to serve our customers with accurate and high-quality products delivered on time, even if some delays occur, because we know that you also have deadlines.
However, certain documentation problems in the early stages of the design phase as described in this …
Understanding Cable Bend Radius To Prevent Damage
Conductive cables require an understanding of how bend radius can influence cable integrity, fatigue, and service life. Estimating the bend radius of a cable before installation will help establish parameters for optimal performance.
Minimum bend radius determines how tight a cable can be …
Securing Cable Terminations
Cables are comprised of numerous bundles of stranded wire, tightly grouped together in a continuous helix for enhanced tension and durability. Both ends of the cable, otherwise known as termination points, have to be secured permanently in order to prevent the cable bundle from unraveling.
Integrity of a Cable …
Understanding Pulley Requirements for Cable Systems
Pulleys in cable systems help to transform and redirect the magnitude of loads for an array of applications. When applied correctly, they not only offer mechanical advantages, but also help to extend the efficiency and service life of a system.
Key Design Factors
A cable pulley system …
Protecting Wire and Cable Routes With Conduits
Conduits for control cables are used by a wide range of industries, from furniture makers to automobile manufacturers. They route cables throughout systems and products, offering clear, protected pathways.
Choosing the proper conduit depends on the application requirements for your design. Will your …
Examining the Nuances of Cable Stretch
Stretch in wire rope is variable based on multiple factors. Both constructional stretch and elastic stretch are apparent under load applied to the cable. In this white paper we’ll explore the two types of stretch, their differences, and if they are a concern for your …
Defining Cable Criteria for Optimal Performance
Mechanical control cables are integral to system design; they’re a lifeline that determines whether the interconnected parts operate smoothly. If the cable goes down, so does the system. Each project must have the appropriate cable selection to ensure reliable performance.
Choosing the proper cable construction …
The Purposes of Coating Wire and Common Types of Coatings
If electrical wiring serves one primary purpose, how can you improve a wire’s performance when durability, corrosion resistance, solderability, and cost are considered?
In this white paper, we’ll compare the desirable properties of wire for uncoated copper, copper-covered steel, high-strength alloys, and …