What are overmoulded cable assemblies? In a nutshell, they are complete assemblies that seamlessly combine the wire and connector into one single part. This is done by injecting a molten material into a mould cavity that conforms to the desired shape when cooled. However, there is a lot that goes into the manufacturing of such overmoulded cable assemblies. It is really that easy!
Today, we are going to address some of the most common misconceptions that are doing the rounds around these overmoulded cable assemblies so that you can make the right decisions when going ahead.
Myth 1 – Overmoulded cable assemblies are very expensive
Fact – Because of the tools and equipment involved, the upfront costs involved with producing an overmoulded cable assembly is definitely more expensive than a standard cable assembly. But, such overmoulding also improves the pull strength, strain relief, and flexibility of the cables at the exit. Also, depending upon the material used, these cables can also be highly resistant to chemicals, moisture, fire, UV light, and other harmful factors; thus boosting its life significantly. Thus, while you can say that overmoulded cable assemblies have an expensive upfront cost, you can’t say that they are very expensive. This is because the cost covers up for the additional properties that the overmoulding brings to the cables. Furthermore, the other maintenance costs involved with general cable assemblies are eliminated after overmoulding.
Myth 2 – Overmoulded cable assemblies are supposed to have flawless finishes
Fact – Overmoulded cable assemblies definitely boost up the quality of a cable assembly. But, the marks and blemishes on the final overmoulding are unavoidable, and are dictated by the design. You can definitely lessen the noticeable flaws by specifying tight dimensional tolerances in the mould design, and strategically placing gates in the cavity, but you can’t completely eliminate them. Another great alternative is to use a texture on the overmould surface to reduce the appearance of the imperfections.
Myth 3 – Overmoulded cables assemblies are not high-priority decisions
Fact – Overmoulded cable assemblies, when used in an application, can provide immense mechanical strength and properties to the end product, thus boosting its reliability and safety. And, to prove this, you can have overmoulded cable assemblies that have obtained safety and quality certifications. You can also choose cable assemblies that are UL and CE marked. All of this will prove the quality and electrical performance of your assemblies.
When you decide on having an overmoulded cable assembly for your application, you can rest assured that it is one of the best decisions you have made. You can buy readily available assemblies, or have them customized at Miracle Electronics, the most reputed cable assembly manufacturers in Germany. We have every cable assembly tested for dimension, weight, continuity, hi-pot, and pull tests before delivering it to our clients. And, all our cable assemblies are certified and approved by DGAQA and MSQAA for platform specific applications. And worry not! With us, you won’t have to place a high minimum order quantity. You can get in touch for both smallest and largest lots required, and rest assured to get the best products on time!