complex application and standard cable seems to be falling short, custom cable assemblies might be the way to go.
As a cable technician, you know that purchasing the right cables are essential to any application requiring cable assemblies, whether it’s for setting up a home theater system that requires a special power cable, or an industrial application that needs a custom coax.
Poor wiring, or using standard cable just to make do, can lead to improper set up and technical issues. In the case of mission-critical applications for industrial use, a glitch can result in a temporary shutdown which can spell disaster.
Sure, standard cables may work in many instances, but custom cables come with their own set of advantages that off-the-shelf cables can simply not provide.
LET’S DISCUSS THE TOP 21 BENEFITS AND APPLICATIONS OF CUSTOM CABLE ASSEMBLIES THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW.
BENEFITS OF CUSTOM CABLE ASSEMBLIES
Custom cables are manufactured as per the specifications in the design. This makes their application extremely precise to fit into the tolerance level detailed for the assembly.
An exact amount of cables can be ordered tailored to the needs of the application. There is no wastage, nor are any excessive cables left after the assembly is completed. The exact count for conductor, size and stranding can be optimized during the design of the assembly.
The length of each cable can be manufactured exactly as per the requirement of the project. This makes the set up clean without any need to hide additional cables and wires.
The person working with the custom cable assembly will have a closer association with the cable manufacturer. The manufacturer therefore is accountable for the quality and standard of the cables that have been ordered, as well as ensures that the set up is functional as desired.
Materials used for construction of the cable such as shield, insulation, jacketing material can all be specified to suit the application. Control on the material sources and manufacturing process can also be detailed in case of critical applications such as the medical industry.
Applicable test data such as electrical parameters, tolerances, temperature performance and resistance to chemical exposure can all be supplied by the custom cable manufacturer to ensure that the cable is tested for the given parameters before assembly.
Custom cables save many hours which would have otherwise been spent struggling with making standard cables fit the needs of the application. Hurdles like cable length, connector ends, resistance of cables, faulty cables and mismatch of specification can all be eliminated by just ordering custom cables.
Due to the fact that custom cables undergo a stringent manufacturing process and are extensively tested, they may offer higher performance as compared to their standard, bulk or store ordered counterparts. With a longer lasting life span, custom cables save money in the long run.
For specialized applications such as security and surveillance, custom cables can be manufactured to incorporate multiple functions such as power, signal, optical fiber, coax, video, cable shielding and more, all into one cable. This specialized solution takes us minimal space and is built for unmatched performance.
Many a times custom cable manufacturers offer additional services such as laser marking and even design support for choosing the best custom cables for your application, which could serve as a big cost saving factor.
Specifications for aesthetics such as color matching, look and feel, as well as texture of the cable can be detailed to the cable manufacturer when you order your custom cable. You can even add labels for easy identification. This gives a clean, neat and tidy finish to the project making it look like the hard work of a professional.