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How Wire Gauge Sizes Work

Posted July 01, 2019

In the field of metrology, i.e., the scientific study of measurement, wire gauges are used to measure the diameters or cross-sectional area of round, solid, nonferrous, electrically conducting wires. By utilizing the diameter or cross-sectional area of the wire, wire gauges assist users in knowing the current-carrying capacity of electrically conducting wires.

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The Different Types of Wire Harness Connectors & Terminals

Posted June 05, 2019

Wire harness connectors and terminals are basic components found in a wire harness. A wire harness, sometimes referred to as a wire assembly, is a set of multiple wires or cables in their own protective covers or jackets that are bundled into a single wire harness. Wire harnesses keep electronic or electrical systems organized to transmit signals, relay information, or electrical power. They also protect the bound wires from constant friction, general wear, temperature extremes and other ...

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Cable Assembly Testing & Inspection Checklist

Posted April 26, 2019

Cable assemblies can be complex pieces of equipment with a multitude of connections and terminals. All these variables introduce potential failure points, making it crucial to test and inspect finished products in order to ensure reliable performance.

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What is Hipot Testing & What is it Used For?

Posted March 25, 2019

Hipot testing is necessary to ensure that current flows easily from one point to another. The test verifies the integrity of the cable and its ability to withstand high voltages of a given amount of electricity. In cable assemblies or wire harnesses, testing verifies reliability which could prove life-threatening if there was to be a failure. Good isolation between the parts of a circuit ensures the safety and quality of all electrical circuits.

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Cable Assembly or Wire Harness: Which Do YOU Need?

Posted February 15, 2019

Cable assembly vs. wire harness may sound like the matchup between two rival football teams, but in the day-to-day world of communications, networking, electricity and all manner of connectivity, it’s not a matter of rivalry, but knowing one from the other.  Cable assemblies and wire harnesses are necessary components with varied applications for any number of the industrial, commercial, consumer, and public and private service sectors.  The list is exhaustive—telecommunications, industrial ...

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Manufacturing Marvels Features JEM Electronics on Fox Business Network

Posted January 14, 2019

After an exciting and successful 2018, we at JEM Electronics were excited to be featured in Manufacturing Marvels on the Fox Business Network. Airing on December 25th and December 26th, the segment showcased our broad capabilities and core competencies as a growing and innovative business in the US.

Watch the full 2-minute segment below:

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Why the Electronics Industry in Mexico is Booming

Posted January 04, 2019

It wasn’t too long ago that the electronics industry in Mexico appeared rather bleak, despite the opportunities for U.S. companies to take advantage of nearshore manufacturing there. That was due, in large part, as a result of China joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. The far lower labor costs in China easily offset the other costs associated with offshoring there, and drove the American electronic import market away from Mexico. However, as wages began to increase in China ...

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How to Cut Costs on Custom Cable Assemblies

Posted November 29, 2018

When designing a custom cable assembly, it's important to consider the many different factors that affect cost. Creating a prototype that both meets the needs of your application and is cost-effective to produce may seem like a difficult task, but the experts at JEM are here to break down the process and make it as easy as possible.

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The Benefits of Electronic Component Kitting

Posted October 31, 2018

Electronic component kitting is a process used in manufacturing that refers to the physical act of assembling a production ready kit of parts and components to be delivered to a point of assembly for the making of an electronic device. Employing electronic component kitting allows the assembly line to move more efficiently and effectively. Having kits at hand is a cost effective solution that will simplify the many complexities of production. It can save time, help organize the work area, ...

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Coaxial vs Twisted Pair vs Fiber Optic Cables

Posted September 24, 2018

Network cables are used for communication systems throughout the world. Using the right cable will ensure optimum performance of the network. Therefore, whether to use coaxial cable vs twisted pair cable vs fiber optic cable will depend on the communication system being installed.

Each type of cable serves a distinct purpose, has specific benefits, and certainly drawbacks if the wrong cable is installed. There are a number of factors to consider in choosing the correct cable for your network ...

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