Category: Engineering Resource Center
The CMA “General Applications / Safety & Restraint Design Guide” is a comprehensive reference of design considerations for the specification of general use cables and cable assemblies. Some of the topics covered in this Guide include:
How wire rope and cables are fabricated
How stretch and breakage should be considered …
Review full definitions of terms such as ‘cable conductors’, ‘dielectric materials’, ‘impedance’. Understand ‘shielding’ and ‘jacket’ types; their advantages and disadvantages.
Review full definitions of terms such as ‘cable tensile strength’, ‘lost motion’, ‘travel dimension’ and more. Understand ‘conduit’ and ‘conduit fittings’ options in further detail.
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 …
Comparing Cable Insulation Materials
Cable insulation is a non-conductive material that separates the conductive material within a cable from other conductive materials and from the environmental effects that would degrade the conductor’s performance if exposed to them.
In a comprehensive table, various cable insulation materials …
Designing and Assembling a Wiring Harness
Whether you manually design and assemble a wire harness or automate these processes with advanced electrical and mechanical design software and product data management systems, understanding wiring harness design requirements will ensure the success of the finished harness. …
Considering Design Factors of Lost Motion
Mechanical control cables provide a simple, lightweight, economical, and reliable way to activate throttles, latches, gas springs, electromechanical devices, and many other mechanisms.
The basic design of mechanical control cables features a movable core that’s free to travel …
CMA’s Cycle-Flex is recommended for rigorous, high cycle life cable applications. It is a lubricated stainless steel strand coated with a very flexible, abrasion resistant nylon.
Depending upon load consideration cable stretch, both constructional and elastic, needs to be considered. Constructional stretch can be removed; elastic stretch can …
These are really a subset of Push/Pull and Pull Pull cables.
CMA has available a large number of operators and actuators suitable for use in a variety of applications including Gas springs.
Using an integral return spring in the actuating mechanisms allows the use of a pull/pull cable …
Using an integral return spring in the actuating mechanisms allows the use of a pull pull cable assembly.
In general, a more flexible conduit and cable construction will allow for tighter routings and smaller bend radii.
Because of the frictional forces between the cable and the conduit, …