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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.


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 ...


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.


A Message from JEM Electronics About COVID-19

Posted March 23, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

In response to the worldwide outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), JEM Electronics has taken steps to maintain business continuity while protecting the health and well-being of our employees, customers and suppliers.  Safety and health are our top priorities. 


Automating the Assembly of Wire Harnesses

Posted February 28, 2020

Wire harnesses are wire configurations for powering many different electrical devices. To manufacture, some wire harness assembly automation is possible, but other processes of production still rely on manual assembly. The combined process groups wires or cables into a unit that transmits electrical and electronic signals or electrical power that provides a single connection point.


Stranded Wire Types - Conductors Explained

Posted January 20, 2020

Stranded wires are used in a variety of electrical and electronic applications ranging from durable goods in homes to automobile components under the dashboard to rugged military cable assemblies. Types of stranded wire can vary, but it is commonly found in cable assemblies, wire harnesses, and networking or used in circuit boards, electronic devices depending on the application.


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IEC vs NEMA Standards: What’s the Difference?

Posted December 18, 2019

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) are the international and American bodies, respectively, governing the standards for design, production, and distribution of electrical, electronic, and rated technologies collectively referred to as "electrotechnical" products. So, what is the difference between the two standards?


Why Choose a USA-Based Cable Assembly Manufacturer?

Posted October 21, 2019

For years, the success of cable assembly manufacturers in the USA was eclipsed by cheap labor, mass production, and perceived lower costs that off-shore counterparts offered. The practice of offshoring the manufacturing of components to other continents like Asia resulted in many of these foreign-based cable assembly manufacturers to enjoy a period of sustained profits. But in time, such profits began to erode for a number of reasons. Higher wages combined with a decline in quality and ...


Overmolded Cable Assemblies: Manufacturing Benefits Explained

Posted October 02, 2019

Overmolded cable assemblies are one of the most common types of cable assemblies on the market today. Their adaption and favorability has grown over the past several decades due to the component’s improved engineering, functionality, and versatility. Overmolded cable assemblies can be easily customized to meet design specifications. By enclosing the wire and pin connectors fully within an encapsulated terminal shell the cable ends are protected. The process minimizes damage and ensures ...


Avoiding Counterfeit Mil-Spec Components

Posted August 29, 2019

The prevalence of counterfeit mil-spec components for the Department of Defense (DoD) has increased dramatically in recent years. Counterfeit components are a serious issue - worth billions of dollars in sales in the marketplace annually. Be it corporate design or organized crime, experts point to complacency, incompetence, collusion, deception, an unwillingness or lack of integrity by middlemen to “get involved,” or simply written off as the “cost of doing business.” All these reasons can ...


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