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Common Types of Cable Damage and Causes of Failure

Posted July 27, 2021

Cables are the unsung hero in electronic engineering. Regardless of product type or application, they are an essential component for delivering power and transferring data.

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Benefits of Outsourcing Manufacturing of Custom Cable Assemblies

Posted July 12, 2021

Your team spent endless hours designing and engineering a custom cable assembly. You can not afford to use sub-optimal off-the-shelf cable assemblies that may result in additional costs, poor performance, safety issues, equipment damage, recalls and revenue loss, lawsuits, and reputation damage.

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How to Make Wire Harness Products

Posted June 17, 2021

Wire harnesses and cables are essential for industry, whether in your car or computer, at the bottom of the sea, or in outer space. The distinction between cables, which essentially join two points, and harnesses – which can have multiple input and output points - is explained in our blog on cable assemblies vs wire harnesses.

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Wireline in Oil & Gas Industries

Posted June 01, 2021

In oil and gas exploration, the term wireline broadly defines industry-specific methods, processes, and technologies that lower cables and wires into a wellbore. Wirelines are strong, thin lengths of wire or braided cable mounted on a powered reel. Typical wireline applications affix “logging tools” or instruments to a cable rigged to drilling platforms or trucks that, once attached, is lowered by the cable into oil well holes or natural gas reservoirs to perform diagnostics or to gather and ...

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Custom Cable Fabrication Tips for Safety

Posted May 21, 2021

In the design of custom cable fabrication and assemblies, safety is not just essential for product functionality and longevity, but the most important consideration to make certain that quality standards and protocols for electronic and electrical products are met. That custom cables serve a specific set of functions unique to each application is a given. But more than simply providing the required connectivity for a device, custom cable assemblies are integral to its overall performance.

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Spring 2021 Update from JEM Electronics About COVID-19

Posted May 11, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

improved (adj): made more desirable or valuable or profitable

Is improvement on the horizon? The first quarter of 2021 is now in the books and the ‘current’ new normal is optimistic for growth in 2021 and beyond. In a global survey of CEO’s, 76% expect growth in 2021 versus 10% staying the same and 14% predicting the economy will diminish (PwC 24th Annual Global CEO Survey). As for the United States, GDP forecast for growth in 2021 & 2022 is 6.5% and 3.3% respectively, ...

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Molded Boots vs Heat Shrink Boots in Cable Assemblies

Posted April 27, 2021

Molded boots and heat-shrink boots offer rugged, robust connector protection for cable assemblies and related cable harness applications. Either type of boot can provide necessary mechanical protection, insulation, and relief to cables from wear and strain. They can also be cosmetically enhanced for easy identification as much as for aesthetic purposes. Boots are used by numerous industries and businesses of all scales and sizes - aerospace, financial, medical, energy, marine, military, ...

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Industrial Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing

Posted April 14, 2021

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) has grown and expanded into near every nook and cranny of everyday life in the modern world. Look no further than the smartphone as exhibit “A”, and, just beyond that, to the search engines that customize news and optimize online shopping. AI regulates smart technology in homes, offices & businesses, and it operates nearly all car functions and even irrigates crops on farms and monitors the food consumption of livestock. The list of how thoroughly ...

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Benefits of Automated Cutting, Crimping, and Stripping Machines

Posted March 18, 2021

In today’s global economy, automation is essential for wire harness manufacturers in providing uniformity and consistency that can ensure product quality. While many aspects of the wire harness production still involve manual assembly, one vital step in wire harness assembly can be accomplished efficiently through automated equipment and processes. Cutting, crimping, and stripping machines offer high speed & reliable solutions for wire harness manufacturers. The machines can cut wire to ...

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The Effects of COVID-19 on the Electronics Supply Chain

Posted March 01, 2021

The electronics supply chain has confronted several challenges over the past year that have significantly impacted the sector. None larger than the pandemic itself, COVID-19 exposed the vulnerability of the supply chain, having a ripple effect that stemmed production and choked off critical components, which slowed normal production and canceled or delayed new product launches. 

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