Fighter aircraft puts increased demands on electrical circuitry. It exposes it to high vibration, shock, and extreme temperatures.
Cicoil Corp.’s Cable Assemblies are commonly found on military jet aircraft, such as the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), in applications that include targeting pods, fuel control systems, and missile gimbal and guidance systems. To protect its cables from environmental damage, Cicoil Corp. uses an extrusion process in the manufacture of its products. Using this process, the company can make flat cables that each hold multiple wires, and it can precisely control the wire spacing, insulation thickness, and overall cable shape.
Silicone cables must be lightweight and flexible enough to shape for fitting in tight spaces.
Custom shaping is usually necessary for precise cable routing, without folding, kinking, or pinching. Custom shapes also help reduce signal failures from physical stress at the cable connector.
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Filed Under: Aerospace + defense, Cables + cable management