For years, one of the mainstays of commercial and residential communication & connectivity has been coaxial cables. The simplicity in their design, coupled with their reliability and low cost, have made them an easy solution for a wide array of industries.
Commercial, industrial, and manufacturing environments can be hectic. Even the most basic tasks can have their difficulties. To this end, coaxial cables prove to be an integral part of a number of these settings simply because of their ease of wiring & installation, not to mention their ease of expansion. This makes for an inexpensive yet incredibly effective component in which to invest.
Concerns about the physical degradation of coaxial cables over time are raised, especially in the face of newer technology. However, it is important to note that the overall lifespan for coaxial cable can reach the two decade to quarter century range with little maintenance needed. In short, coaxial cables are:

  • easy to wire up
  • easy to install
  • can expand per the application
  • require little maintenance
  • last for years before needing to be replaced
    Though their presence can be seen in high-stakes applications in the aerospace and military industries (e.g., aircraft construction and weapons systems), coaxial cable is most commonly seen in communications. For example:

  • internet/ethernet network connectivity
  • CCTV
  • video
  • data transmission
  • receiver to antenna connectivity
    Between twenty-four hour news cycles, ound-the-clock streaming services, and the onslaught of IoT (internet of things) technology that exists in everything, at the heart of it all is a hardwired infrastructure that must support it all. Coaxial cables serve as a vital ingredient to make it all happen.
    But no two coaxial cable are the same. There various types of coaxial cables:

  • hard line
  • flexible & formable
  • rigid & semi-rigid
  • twin axial & triaxial
    Further specialization can include water-cooling, micro sizing, high-temp, and ribbon cable variations. Cable types, inner core material, cable impedance, and even bend radius can be part of a final specification. In order for coaxial cables to made correctly, specs need to be handed over to a trusted manufacturer with knowledge, experience, and the wherewithal to make it all happen with an eye on delivering a product on time and on budget.
    LoDan Electronics, Inc. in Chicago has been an interconnect solutions resource for a plethora of industries since 1967. Our main goal has been to make sure our client’s needs are fully met, both now and in the future. We work with industries who still rely on coaxial cables, a technology with roots back to the Victorian era, to make sure that their functionality, productivity, and adaptability are state-of-the-art. If your coaxial cables could use a fresh evaluation, click here to connect with our team today.