The Differences & Benefits of Swaged vs. Shuttled Molded Conduit Fittings
Cable assemblies consist of two main components: a cable, the tightly wounded bundles of wire, and a conduit, the protective tubing or sleeve that surrounds the cable. Many applications require a conduit to preserve the integrity of the wire …
Understanding Cable Bend Radius To Prevent Damage
Mechanical 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.
The bend radius determines how tight a cable can be bent …
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….
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 …
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 …
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….
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. …