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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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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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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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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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Where & When to Use Shielded Cable

Posted August 22, 2018

Knowing when to use shielded cable is really a matter of knowing the work environment in which the cable is intended for. Depending upon the application, shielded cable may be necessary to keep a product or device functioning correctly!

What is Shielded Cable? 

A shielded cable contains normal insulating conductors enclosed in a standard conductive layer with a special protective shield layer. This shield layer is what sets these cables apart from normal non-shielded variants. Shields are ...

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