Assembly and Moulded Cable Assembly: You need to know

For the housing of the terminal connector on the custom cable, there are two main options: assembly and molding.

Selection between molded cable assemblies and cable assemblies that must be assembled on site requires careful consideration to ensure that you make the right decisions for your own application. When designing custom cable assemblies, conductors, insulating materials, sheaths, etc. all these options affect the performance and durability of the finished cable. But even the most durable cable is likely to fail at the terminal. The process of cutting and assembling cables with connectors may damage the cables. When the terminal is in place, it is often the part of the cable that bears the maximum distortion, bending and other stresses. Therefore, selecting connectors is the key to determining the overall success of the cable.

Assembly cables

As you might guess from the name, the assembled cables consist of multiple parts which are manually assembled together on site. Connectors can have plastic or metal case and are the only solution in some applications. However, when you choose between the assembled cable assembly and the molded cable assembly, there are some important considerations:

 Installation – Since cables and connectors are assembled on site, the experience and knowledge of the technicians performing the installation is important. Whether internal or outsourcing personnel are used, they must ensure that they properly install and test cable assemblies to prevent failures due to improper installation.

Cost – Compare the costs of assembling and wrapping formed cable assemblies can be tricky. On the one hand, the production cost of assembling cable is lower, but you also have to consider the labor cost of installation, which will increase the total cost.

Maintenance – Since these types of cable assemblies consist of multiple components, they can be disassembled for application when servicing existing cable assemblies is more meaningful than using new cable assemblies.

Moulded cable assemblies

The coated cable assembly has a shell made by heating plastic or rubber material and injecting it into the mold. Since the product is custom molded, it is even possible to select aesthetic elements such as colors for a smoother look or help distinguish cables. The following are some of the advantages of coated molding products:

Customization – A variety of materials can be used to design molded cable assemblies, so you can produce cables tailored to the specific environmental problems of device.

Fewer installation errors – Since no additional assembly is required, molded cable assemblies can be quickly installed through simple processes, minimizing the chance of human error.

Strength and Flexibility – The cable will withstand additional stress when it leaves the connector. the coated molded components can be designed to provide additional flexure and stress release, thus making the cable more durable and less prone to premature damage.

Selection between assembled or coated molded cable assemblies is an important decision that needs careful consideration. Meridian cables can use a variety of materials to produce cables with super-mold components indoors to ensure that finished cables meet the requirements of the equipment. if you are ready to design coated molded cable assemblies, please contact. we would like to know your project!


Post time: Sep-17-2020