Posted on 9/28/20 3:23 PM
Cable is made up of specialized material and components that are vital parts of making a world-class power cord or cord set. If one of the cable components is damaged, it can directly affect the product. Making sure you know the recommended minimum bend radius for cable is critical to the performance and longevity of your product and its ultimate success.
Posted on 11/4/19 8:00 AM
For those manufacturers who are unfamiliar with North American NFPA 79 requirements, simply finding out they need to meet these requirements for a product they are building or preparing to install can cause a considerable state of confusion. This is especially true for foreign manufacturers importing products into North America and for manufacturers venturing into this product field for the first time or who are installing new equipment from abroad.
Posted on 9/9/19 7:24 AM
Cable is made up of different components which all need to work together to be effective in whatever product it is a part of, such as a power cord or cord set. If one of the components within the cable becomes damaged in some way, it can directly affect the product. That is why it is important to know the recommended minimum bend radius for the cable being used.
Posted on 7/1/19 9:47 AM
A strain relief or cable gland extends cord life and reinforces the cord connection to the equipment. The main purpose is to help protect the electrical connection and circuitry inside the equipment. The most common application is on a power cord providing electricity to equipment. In many situations, the equipment is portable and requires protection so the cable cannot be pulled out of the equipment.
Posted on 7/2/18 4:07 PM
A common practice for cord set manufacturers is the option to be able to change cable suppliers. This can be done as a safety net to limit shutdowns and as a price controlling measure. It also means that with manufacturers having multiple-approved cable suppliers, customers should not expect that all markings found on the cable are included in their company-specific specifications.