Carbon nanotube coating makes coaxial cables lighter

A group of Rice University scientists has developed a new nanotube-based outer conductor for common coaxial cables that can make them  50% lighter than current designs. The Rice lab…

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Fiber optic design from Fiberguide helps Cinerama Dome premiere new Star Wars movie with breakthrough projector

This has to be one of the coolest fiber optic cable images I’ve seen in a while. What a clever photo manipulation to show a cool application of…

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Gore high-flex cables deliver excellent signal transmission and flex life

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) presents its family of high flex cables to meet the semiconductor industry’s growing demand for higher data rate cables in a…

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From the archives: cable pass-through seals against washdown

In this Design World video, Senior Editor Lisa Eitel and I discuss the advantages of cable pass-through products from Roxtec—with a little help from our friend and colleague,…

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AFC Cable Systems highlights Uni-Fab’s “Job in a Box” preassembled wiring solutions

American Cable Systems (ACS) Uni-Fab, a unit of AFC Cable Systems highlights its offering of its “job in a box” solution featuring precut prewired and pre-assembled components that…

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HUBER+SUHNER unveils new high-speed RF test components and VNA test leads

Swiss-based HUBER + SUHNER unveiled innovative new additions to its radio frequency test assemblies and multicoax connector catalogues at DesignCon 2016 in Santa Clara, Calif. The new VNA…

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Pro-Power cables now in full-reel and cut-to-length for industrial and outdoor use

Newark element14 has expanded its range of cable and wire, cable accessories, marking and labeling from Pro-Power for use in design, education, manufacturing, repair and maintenance. Highly versatile…

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Siemon’s 2-mm MTP fiber jumpers improve airflow and cable management in high-density 40/100 Gig applications

Siemon has released 12-fiber MTP fiber jumpers with a smaller 2-mm diameter for improved pathway fill, airflow and accessibility in high-density fiber patching areas. Ideal for connecting MPO/MTP…

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Should I use single- or multi-mode fiber optic cable?

All fiber optic cables feature a glass core on which light travels. These glass strands are then protected by a plastic coating, the cable construction itself and its…

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HFFR fiber optic cable jacket compound from Teknor Apex

A new halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR) compound for fiber optic cable from Teknor Apex Co. provides excellent flame retardance while exhibiting significantly lower post-extrusion shrinkage than similar compounds…

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CES Multigates handle up to 37 cables

Phoenix Contact continues the expansion of its Cable Entry System (CES) product line with the addition of the CES Multigates. These space-saving, metal-reinforced cable entry plates have double-membrane…

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Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable launches power cord standards ebook

Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable has launched a new ebook, “Power Standards Across the Globe,” to help users know the differences between standards that are specific to every…

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Where are antimicrobial cables used?

A number of manufacturers make antimicrobial cables, which are used primarily in food, beverage and medical manufacturing and packaging applications to prevent bacterial growth. Cables used in these…

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Unique energy chain applications wanted – the fifth vector awards

igus invites submissions of creative applications of Energy Chains for its biennial international competition The possible uses of Energy Chain Systems is now vast – they withstand seawater…

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NWI’s family of Fieldbus cables can help you save time and money

Designed specifically for extreme environments such as industrial plants, Northwire’s line of Fieldbus cables offers high performance, robust materials, and unique features for a diverse range of applications….

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Flat cables for sub-zero temperatures

Rated for operational temperatures as low as -65°C, Cicoil’s highly flexible flat cables have been designed to provide non-stop reliability in Punishing Weather, Polar Climates, Cryogenic Equipment and…

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Keeping women in the engineering loop

I was recently interviewed by Apple Rubber for a blog post about the need for more women in manufacturing and it got me thinking of my own little…

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CDM further optimizes custom and value-added cable assembly services for the railroad industry

CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, now provides an expanded range of custom and value-added RF coaxial cable assemblies and power jumper cable…

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TRAYCONTROL 600 and 600-C now certified for OIL RES II usage

HELUKABEL, one of the world’s leading cable manufacturers, recently announced that its TRAYCONTROL 600 and TRAYCONTROL 600-C control cable products have passed the Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) Oil Resistance…

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What are the latest trends in cable carrier designs?

The need for lightweight designs that can operate in harsh environments is continuing to bring changes to the manufacture and use of cable management systems. More end users are looking…

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Test Dynamometers Utilize CD® Couplings Handle System Stresses

Test Dynamometers experience high input speeds and high torque loads which cause stress on transducers and connected components. To assure these systems generate accurate performance information when experiencing…

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Lightweight Cable Technology Holds Eight Leading Marine Classification Approvals

TE Connectivity (TE) announces its C-Lite cable family of lightweight marine cables has received classification certification from the China Classification Society (CCS), making the C-lite family certified by…

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L-com Launches Right-Angle USB 3.0 Cable Assemblies

L-com Global Connectivity announced that it has developed a line of right-angle USB 3.0 cable assemblies. L-com’s right-angle USB 3.0 cable assemblies are specifically designed for high-speed data…

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Northwire Expands HD Broadcast Offering with LEMO SMPTE Fiber Optic Assembly Certification

Northwire, Inc., a subsidiary of The LEMO Group, announced it is officially certified by LEMO to build and repair SMPTE hybrid fibre optic cable assemblies. With more than…

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igus to celebrate 25 years of Chainflex motion cables

igus revolutionized the design of cable for moving applications 25 years ago with the introduction of Chainflex, and has since been offering ever-increasing numbers of power, control, servo,…

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