Braided cable sleeves and extruded cables are two options to be considered during product development of medical devices. Where the product stands in production life cycle, the final application, annual volumes, and cable assembly location all play a role in the final production decision. This article will outline the differences between braided cable sleeves and extruded cables so you can better understand which option is best for your medical device.
UNDERSTANDING BRAIDED CABLE SLEEVING
Braided cable sleeves are a readily available off the shelf products made from woven yarn. They are designed to help organize wire, cables, and or tubing bundles. Manufacturers purchase cable sleeves on a spool through distribution and manually cut the sleeve based on device application. The internal components then slide down the sleeve manually. Cable ties hold the components in place to prevent translation during use.
Benefits of Braided Cable Sleeving Solutions
Disadvantages of Braided Cable Sleeving Cable Solutions
Typical applications of Braiding Cable Sleeving Solutions
UNDERSTANDING EXTRUDED CABLES
Manufacturers extrude cables by bundling wires, cable, and or tubing to produce a continuous jacketed product. Once extruded, these long length cables become spooled for easy upstream handling. As a result of variety in cable layup, design, and material selection, extruded cables have a wide range of performance characteristics.
Benefits of Extruded Cable Solutions
Disadvantages of Extruded Cable Solutions
Typical Applications of Extruded Cable Solutions
Global Interconnect manufactures cable assemblies utilizing both braided cable sleeves and extrusion techniques, which ever fits your application.. Click through some of our related links to see which option is best for you.