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 …
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 are compared for their mechanical and …
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.
In this white paper, we’ll look at …
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 axially inside a conduit. Actuating a lever …