In today’s world, technology plays a role in virtually every aspect of our lives, and is an integral part of just about every industry’s day-to-day operations. The field of medicine is certainly no exception, with numerous electrical devices working each day to give doctors and nurses the vital data they need to make critical decisions about a patient’s care. While the uses and functionality of these electrical medical devices vary significantly, they all have one thing in common: the use of cable and wiring harnesses in their assembly. To appreciate the many ways electrical devices help people in the medical Read More
What is the Electronic Enclosure Manufacturing Process?
Look around you—how many things can you find that are powered by electricity? From the light fixture over your head to the smartphone or computer you’re reading this on, electricity is responsible for so much of what we do in our modern world. In just the past couple of hundred years—a mere blink of an eye in human history—we have learned how to harness this powerful force of nature to help us live more efficiently and make discoveries that were once beyond our wildest dreams. But, as they say, with great power comes great responsibility. How can electronics manufacturers use Read More
Should I Buy Batteries in Bulk?
For individuals and businesses who rely heavily on battery-powered devices on a daily basis, running out of batteries at a critical moment could potentially be very bad indeed. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a seemingly endless supply of fresh batteries on hand to avoid any dead-battery scenarios in your important devices? Many people do just that, and eliminate the prospect of running out by purchasing their batteries in bulk. People who buy wholesale batteries find that it is not only a cost savings but also beneficial to their peace of mind. After all, it can be stressful to run Read More
Do I Need a Custom Electronic Enclosure Manufactured?
As you get ever closer to finishing your electrical project, you may be anticipating how well it will work once it’s done. The chances are also pretty good that you are trying to streamline your process as much as possible so that the transition from prototype to product is seamless. One of the key things to think about at this stage is ensuring you have a proper electronic enclosure to house the wires and cables that make up an electronic device assembly. Here’s how to assess whether you need an electronic enclosure custom-made for your device. What Type of Enclosure Read More
How Cable and Wire Harnesses are Used in Manufacturing
Take a look at just about any electrical device and chances are, there’s a wire harness or cable assembly somewhere inside. These units are used to organize, combine and protect the wires and cables that conduct electricity, making the devices operate as they are designed to do. While we use devices that employ the use of wire harnesses and cable assemblies every day, we don’t tend to think about them—in fact, many consumers may not even know what a wire harness or a cable assembly is! But they are an integral part of electronic device design, and a key component Read More
What is the Difference Between an Electronic Enclosure and a Box Build?
If you’re confused about what an electronic enclosure is and how it differs from a box build assembly, you’re not alone! Let’s take a look at both terms, what they mean and how they are similar to, and different from one another. Electronic Enclosure An electronic enclosure is a structure that is designed to protect electronic components like switches, relays, printed circuit boards (PCBs), power supplies, integrated circuits, processors and more. Electronic enclosures can be made from sheet metal, die-cast aluminum, plastic, fiberglass and other materials depending on the use case of the assembly. Also, depending on the use and Read More
Does My Electrical Enclosure Need to Be Vented?
Whether you are talking about something as simple as a window on a house or car or something more complex, like an air conditioning system, ventilation plays a role in our everyday lives. Proper ventilation is not only a must for providing extra comfort, but it also can be a critical safety measure. The same holds true for many electronic and electrical device enclosures, which often need to be designed with vents by electronic enclosure manufacturers to mitigate the effects of the significant heat that these devices can generate. If you’re not certain whether you need an electrical enclosure with Read More
Why Do I Need a Wiring Harness?
What’s so important about a wiring harness? After all, isn’t it entirely possible to route and connect each strand of cable by hand? Here’s what custom wiring harness manufacturers want you to know about what a wiring harness does, the benefits of a wiring harness and the importance of including a wiring harness in your project design. What is a wiring harness? A wiring harness is a customized bundling system that is specially designed to organize wires or cables. The wires in the harness are cut to a specific length, then bundled and clamped to terminal or connector housings as Read More
What is the Difference Between a Cable and a Harness?
If you’ve been reading up on the use of a wire harness in electrical projects, chances are you have some questions about how this differs from electrical cables, whether they can be used in conjunction with one another and whether you even need to worry about a wire harness for your project in the first place. Let’s take a deep dive into the difference between a cable and a wire harness so you can have a greater understanding of what you need for your project. Wires vs. cables While the word “wire” is commonly used interchangeably with the word “cable,” Read More
Where Are Wiring Harness Assemblies Used?
If you’re not entirely familiar with what a wiring harness is, you’re not alone! We’re here to give you the inside scoop on what a wire harness does, where it is used, and how a custom wiring harness assembly might fit the scope of your electrical project better than taking a one-size-fits-all approach. Let’s dive in! What is a Wiring Harness? First and foremost, we should probably talk about what a wiring harness is. Virtually anything with a complex electrical system is likely going to incorporate a wire harness or cable assembly. The purpose of a wiring harness assembly is Read More