ASG has automated and semi-automated equipment to cut, strip, and terminate almost any kind of wire. We stock multiconductor wire in many styles and colors. Our terminated cables are UL/CSA certified from the top manufacturers to insure the highest quality.
When specifying a terminated cable, several industry specific parameters must be defined:
Is The Assembly Going To Be Used In Harsh Environments?
- Oil, Water, Fluid Resistant
- Crush Proof
- Patient Contact
- Triboelectric Noise
- UV Resistant
- Exposure to Elements
What Type Of Signal Will The Assembly Be Exposed To?
- Low voltage
- High Frequency
What Safety Certifications Will Be Needed For The Installation?
NEC (National Electric Code)
- Recommended Standard
- Becomes law when officially adopted by state or local governments
- Local inspector has responsibility of enforcing
- Safety Consulting and Certification
- Tests cables and components to set standards
–CSA (Canadian Standards Association)
- Develops standards that enhance public safety
- Test cables and components to set standards
Is A Strain Relief Needed To Protect The Assembly?
- Provides transition point from cable to connector or connection point
- Prevents load applied to cable from being transferred to terminations
- Point of termination most likely point of failure in applications needing flexibility
- Well designed strain relief will isolate termination points
- Strain Relief Available as pre-manufactured or over-molded designs
Does The Assembly Need To Be Shielded To Control EMI/RFI?
Types of Shielding
- Foil Shield
- Low cost
- Ease of termination
- Good flexibility
- Excellent at high frequencies, less effective at low frequencies
- Short flex life
- Braid Shield
- Higher cost
- More difficult to terminate
- Best at low frequencies
- Increased flex life
- Spiral Shield
- Excellent flexibility
- Long flex life
- Poor at high frequencies
- Difficult to terminate
- Foil and Braid Shield
- Best at all frequencies
- Ease of Termination
- Highest Cost
What Methods Are Used To Attach Cables To Connectors?
- Connection achieved using solderless electrical connector
- Mechanically deformed / compressed (crimped) tightly around the wire
- No tools required
- Utilizes Solder Cup, Solder Eyelet,
Solder Hook, or Solder Tail for connection
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