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What Are The Typical Components of a Custom Cable?

The standard offering of insulation materials include polyvinylchloride (PVC), Fluorinated ethylene-propylene (FEP), Tefzel® ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, and thermoplastic elastomer (PTPE). Below is a short description of these common materials. PVC: is most commonly available with a temperature range of -10 C and 105 C, it is a relatively inexpensive compound that can be made oil and UV resistant as well as flame retardant. However, the dielectric properties of PVC vary between different types of PVC. FEP: is perfect for high temperature applications, [...]

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How Do I Source a Custom Military Cable?

The process of sourcing a custom military cable does not have to be a laborious process.  If you need to combine a number of cables into one cable for easier installation or require custom print legend or color match jacket, you are an excellent candidate to use a custom military cable. Creating a custom cable allows the designer to have control over conductor counts, AWG sizes, color codes, tolerances, insulation and jacket materials, shielding and print legends. Special designs also [...]

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Next Generation Aerospace Wire and Cable

The technology for wire and cable products used in the Aerospace Wire and Cable market has been stagnant for many years.  With the introduction of NXGN200™ from Marmon Aerospace and Defense that is about to change.  NXGN200 is a High Performance, Lightweight and Normal weight, Seamless, Wire with Temperature Rating: -65⁰C to 150⁰C (Tin Coated), 200⁰C (Silver or Nickel Coated).  It is the equivalent of a seamless wire that is actually extruded.  This new technology offers more flexibility at a lower cost. The NXGN200 [...]

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Do you really need to buy marker identification system?

High-mix production is a way of life at most harness assembly shops. Even operations that only serve a few high-volume customers still have to deal with product variation that challenges efficient operations. As product mix increases, you increase the instances for inefficiency and production errors. Fortunately, with good shop-floor organization, wise technology choices, and a disciplined adherence to standard work, harness assemblers can handle high-mix production without compromising the bottom line. One of the areas where a wire harness manufacturer [...]

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