Why Custom Cable?

Posted 24 September 2014 4:00 AM by admin

The most immediate benefit of a custom solution is the knowledge and design assistance that the staff at New England Wire can provide for your project. Rather than spending days or weeks researching material, electrical and mechanical properties to understand your design options and then pouring through catalogs or calling vendors to try to find a part number close to what you actually need, you can simply go to our Cable Design Form to upload a document, sketch an idea or describe your requirements or a send sample of an existing cable. Our engineering staff will use their knowledge and experience to design an ideal solution optimized for your exact application. When new requirements, additional options or added capabilities become necessary a custom option is quickly adaptable to your changing needs.

Every aspect of a cable is customizable to meet the exacting requirements of your application. A standard product will often use coarse stranding, stiff insulation and shielding and low temperature materials to reduce cost. In addition, the exact size, number or composition of components needed may not be an option, limiting your selection to an oversized, overweight or otherwise inexact solution. With a custom cable from New England Wire Technologies you can select the exact components needed for your application to minimize size and weight. We will work with you to determine appropriate conductor stranding for the level of flexibility needed and the ideal conductor material or plating option to balance conductivity, flex life, temperature rating, etc. New England Wire stocks over one hundred extrusion compounds for use as insulation and cable jacketing, combined with a variety of film and textile options to support an incredible range of product requirements. These include the specific temperature and voltage ratings needed for your application, flame resistance, flexibility, biocompatibility, low smoke, chemical resistance, toughness, UV resistance and many more. Shielding is also customizable with the proper selection of braided, spiral, foil or a combination to balance electrical shielding effectiveness with mechanical or diameter requirements. These are just a sampling of the design options and potential advantages that a custom cable solution from New England Wire Technologies can provide.

Why a custom cable? Perhaps that is a question best answered by the thousands of satisfied customers around the world using New England Wire products. Whether it is the right option for you; that is a question we would love to help you figure out...give us a call at 603-838-6624 to discuss your wire and cable needs.

Content for this post contributed by Kevin LaVallee, Project Engineer at New England Wire Technologies. Having earned his degree in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, Kevin has been supporting New England Wire Technologies' customers in the design of high quality, custom wire and cable products for the aerospace, superconductor and medical device industries for 7+ years. Thank you, Kevin! 



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