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Wiring System Sizing, Selection, and Design

Posted November 24, 2020

When picking out the appropriate electrical wire size for a wire harness wiring system, designers should take several factors under consideration to make certain the application functions as intended to the satisfaction of the main manufacturer or consumer. For instance, a wire harness that can’t carry an electrical load or malfunctions in adverse environmental conditions will, ultimately, result in a commercial setback - a waste of production time and material, and a loss of business. It’s ...

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Wire Markers & Cable Labeling 101

Posted October 22, 2020

Wire markers and cable labeling play an essential role in wire and cable management systems. Beyond that of an organizational tool, marking and labeling are a form of visual communication that offers comprehensive identification of an entire assembly or system. Marking and labeling properly document electrical assemblies or IT networks that can further aid in troubleshooting, solving, or detecting disruptions to infrastructure. It can streamline access to a system for maintenance and repair ...

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EMS vs OEM, CEM, ECM, CM, & ODM

Posted October 05, 2020

The manufacturing industry is composed of a complex web of companies that provide a range of manufacturing services for established companies, but also for startups. Often, acronyms such as EMS vs. OEM are dropped by industry insiders as an afterthought to describe their services. Though for many it may well be just that, for many others who may be in the initial phase of research and development, knowing which is which or what, can be a source of confusion.

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Uses for Custom Cable Assemblies in Healthcare

Posted September 10, 2020

Manufacturing of custom cable assemblies for medical applications requires more than production of high-quality parts and components. Cable assemblies in healthcare applications must not only satisfy customer requirements, but meet stringent FDA regulatory requirements. Because of that, manufacture of medical cable assemblies must be in compliance for any type of electronic medical device. 

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Coaxial Cable Types Explained

Posted July 30, 2020

What is a Coaxial Cable?

Coaxial cable is a shielded type of cable that has an inner conductor surrounded by concentric insulating layers that are surrounded by a conductive shielding. The cabling consists of copper-clad steel wire that transmits electrical signal flow that can carry video, audio, and other forms of data. The insulative layer materials consist of varying types of polymers and metal braids, or aluminum-polymer composites, which are engineered to block signal interference. ...

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Wire Harness Applications & Use Cases

Posted July 10, 2020

Wire harness applications are used in nearly every conceivable household, commercial or industrial device - tools, equipment, machinery, hardware, household products - that transmits or relays electronic information or electrical power. The familiar harness is essential, if not an indispensable component in these devices. Wire harnesses are manufactured in various sizes and arrangements that relate to a device’s application and environmental requirements. These devices can be employed ...

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An Update From JEM Electronics About COVID-19

Posted June 26, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

During these difficult times with the COVID-19 virus affecting our lives, workplaces, and social interactions, I wanted to give you an update on “what’s going on at JEM Electronics.” JEM continues to take the necessary steps to ensure we protect the health and well-being of all our associates. Safety remains our top priority.

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The Wire Crimping Process: Step by Step

Posted June 08, 2020

Wire harnesses are wire configurations bundled in either a thermoplastic or thermoset sheathing for the purpose of managing electrical systems of devices and to protect those systems from any environmental conditions the application may be subject to. The harness itself comprises an assembly of ties, tubing, straps, lacing, sleeves, multi-pair and multi-conductor cables, coaxes, and conduits that keep the wiring system organized efficiently.

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Wire Insulation Types and Purposes Explained

Posted May 06, 2020

There are as many varieties of wire and cable insulation as there are wires and cables. Insulation is an important non-conductive material that surrounds and protects the individual wires or cables that make up a cable assembly. Some wire insulation is produced to resist electric current in electrical applications. Other types of insulation are used in dielectric applications for radio frequency cables. Insulation further prevents current from contact with other conductors, resists ...

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UL Listed and UL Recognized: What's the Difference?

Posted March 25, 2020

Producers and consumers alike should be aware of the difference between UL Listed vs UL Recognized tags that are found on products. That familiar UL tag or stamp certifies that product safety standards have been met. However, the different UL tags represent the degrees of testing that have been conducted on products and product parts.

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