Engineering360 has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Cable Assemblies. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What are some of the applications you have used cable assemblies for?
36 answers
Answers:
Throttle line, brake line and control cable in the field of Auto, motorcycle, garden machine, seating, TV support, engineering control and so on
~George Chen, Project Manager, Dongguan, China
For all applications: Microwave systems, voice systems, ethernet patch cables, fiber cables, SCADA systems.
~Dave S, Field Technician, Fort St John, Canada
Printing machines, Television testing lines, automated strapping machines, and robot interface systems.
~Mark H, Electro Mechinical Tech and Reseach and Deplopement Tech, Tamarac, FL
Telecommunications, detection equipment, aircraft harnesses and equipment, instrumentation
~Dave W, Research & Development, Portsmouth, Uk
Wiring Harness in Automobiles, Cable assemblies in Healthcare equipments etc.
~Mithun N, Design Engineer, Bangalore, India
Datacomms - Copper/Fibre Professional Broadcast Audio Visual Industrial
~General Corporate Mgmt, Hungerford, United Kingdom
Automotive & Truck Industry, Cable for medical devices , Aerosapce, Telcom
~Engineering, Other, Hermosillo, Mexico
Telecom infrastructures; Defense; Instrumentation; Medical; Energy
~Guy C, Marketing/Sales, Chandler, AZ
1. Data base 2. Industrial computer 3. GPS 4. Touch controller
~Lizon Chi, Marketing/Sales, Hsin-tien district, New Taipei City, Taiwan ROC
Panel to PCB, Inter LRU, Test equipment to main equipment.
~Hardware Engineer, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
CCTV, ACCESS CONTROL, NETWORK AND TIME ATTENDANCE SYSTEMS
~Technical Support/Services, PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa
Mobile telephony, PTP microwave, VHF/UHF communication
~Cristian C, Managing Director, Buftea, Romania
Networking Industrial Manufacturing Audio/Video
~Bob S, Marketing/Sales, Olympia, WA
I/O applications, machine builds, panel builds
~Kent J, Marketing/Sales, Tempe, AZ
We manufacture Category, RF and Fiber cables.
~Marketing/Sales, Phoenix, AZ
Aerospace Test Equipment & Home wiring.
~William J., Electronic Systems Engineer, MBA, Tustin, CA
Rugged outdoors use LED bicycle lights.
~Charles Tsai, Research & Development, Taichung, Taiwan
Power, traction,military and commercial
~Don M, General Management, Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Audio, automotive, home appliances
~Other, Caracas, Venezuela
Desktos an notebooks assemblies
~General Corporate Mgmt, Jundiaí, Brazil
Box builds, Sub-assemblies....
~General Management, Austin, TX
Electronics, OEM manufacturing
~Marketing/Sales, Calgary, Canada
Networking,telecom industrial
~SUBRAMANYAM A, Manufacturer, BANGALORE, INDIA
SATCOM, TCAS/TAS and Mode-S
~Engineering, Other, Mobile, AL
Telecommunication industry
~MUSTAFA Y, Facilities Manager, ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Mobile phone manufacturing
~Manufacturing, Chennai, India
Initial office setups.
~Engineering, Consulting, Southfield, MI
All kind of industries
~Manufacturing, Pramones 6, Lithuania
Medical instrument
~General Corporate Mgmt, Madison, WI
Testing, tuning.
~Razvan Victor L, Project Manager, Arad, Romania
Product survey
~Engineering, Design, Taipei, Taiwan
DSO, DS1, DS3
~David B, Quality Control, Philadelphia, PA
Automation
~Engineering, Other, Mussomeli, Italy
Automotive
~Lasse M, Manufacturer, Skagen, Denmark
Boat, car,
~Manufacturing, Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands
Medical
~Len N, Marketing/Sales, Akron, OH

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Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that cable assemblies have been used for.
13 answers
Answers:
Everything we do is non-standard. We manufacture "lightweight" airborne radar systems and we are constantly pushing the boundaries in power transfer and data rate..
~Hardware Engineer, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
All of the work we are asked to do is "non standard" as we at Ten 47 Ltd work for bespoke innovative companies within the traction and power industries.
~Don M, General Management, Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Sensor for fuel injection on the truck industry assemblies.
~Engineering, Other, Hermosillo, Mexico
Phased matched RF cable assemblies; Space applications
~Guy C, Marketing/Sales, Chandler, AZ
All our assemblies would be considered non-standard.
~Len N, Marketing/Sales, Akron, OH
Seating, engineering control
~George Chen, Project Manager, Dongguan, China
24h mountain bike racing
~Charles Tsai, Research & Development, Taichung, Taiwan
Environmental Testing
~William J., Electronic Systems Engineer, MBA, Tustin, CA
Frequency-tuned load
~Cristian C, Managing Director, Buftea, Romania
I DIDNT COME ACROSS
~SUBRAMANYAM A, Manufacturer, BANGALORE, INDIA
Telephone wiring
~Engineering, Other, Mobile, AL
Defence industry
~Dave W, Research & Development, Portsmouth, Uk
Wireless systems
~MUSTAFA Y, Facilities Manager, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

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Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of cable assemblies?
11 answers
Answers:
When customer provided us a wrong drawing with a wrong connector end as well as wrong pin-out and while the cable has done for them and found out there are totally can fit it in of the application.
~Lizon Chi, Marketing/Sales, Hsin-tien district, New Taipei City, Taiwan ROC
We specified, purchased & used Fiber Optic Cables for our Test Equipment Racks; but, THEY WERE A NIGHTMARE OF CONSTANT FAILURES.
~William J., Electronic Systems Engineer, MBA, Tustin, CA
Yes, all manufacturers and customers make mistakes but a good company never discusses these issues outside.
~Don M, General Management, Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Just that some cables have a very short bend radius and that should be taken into account when choosing.
~Dave S, Field Technician, Fort St John, Canada
Destruction of cables due to flex life that was not initially well defined.
~Guy C, Marketing/Sales, Chandler, AZ
Shortened connectors can cause RF/TX stage failure.
~Cristian C, Managing Director, Buftea, Romania
Wrong wire size for amp loads and distance.
~Mark H, Electro Mechinical Tech and Reseach and Deplopement Tech, Tamarac, FL
Wrong or not professional design
~George Chen, Project Manager, Dongguan, China
Loss/damage of equipments
~MUSTAFA Y, Facilities Manager, ISTANBUL, TURKEY
NOT REALLY
~SUBRAMANYAM A, Manufacturer, BANGALORE, INDIA
Wrong pin
~General Corporate Mgmt, Madison, WI

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