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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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Stranded Wire vs Solid Wire in Electrical Applications

Posted July 20, 2018

In electrical applications like cable assemblies and wire harnesses, choosing stranded wire vs solid wire will depend on the job requirements. The physical differences between the two wires are straight forward enough: a solid wire consists of a solid metal core while stranded wires are made of a quantity of thinner wires that are twisted together into an organized bundle.

In choosing the right wire to use, there are a handful of considerations and pros and cons that will drive the ...

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The Wire Harness Manufacturing Process: Step by Step

Posted June 29, 2018

The wire harness manufacturing process is time consuming, difficult, and task oriented. Nonetheless, as the demand for wire harnesses and cable assemblies grow, manufacturing of these components continues to expand. That’s because the wire harness is one of the most indispensable electronic and electrical components in the modern world!

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