5 Hot Industries for Custom Cable Manufacturing

Whether you want to conduct power or information through your consumer electronic goods, ensure telecommunications systems and utilities function correctly, and military operations run smoothly, custom cable manufacturing has a role to play. Powering the digital and electronic world around you are cable assemblies, used for a dizzying array of different products and applications. Here are some of the most common industries making use of custom cable, by application.

Electrical Wire

If you were to take the drywall off of your walls, electrical wire is what you will see. Typically, this type of wire is constructed from a copper wire with thick nylon or PVC insulation to make it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. You will find this wire used in everything from building construction, to machinery, to power tools, appliances, and circuits that are under 600 volts.

Industrial Cable

As you might expect based on the name, Industrial cable is meant for the most rugged use. They are used in a variety of different applications from large warehouses and production lines, to outdoors in the rain, mud, and snow, and can even withstand being driven over or buried.

This type of wire is extremely resistant to corrosive acids, oils, gasses, and other chemicals. Often the wire will be a stranded or braided copper, covered with a neoprene jacket for maximum protection from the elements.

Hook Up Cable

Another very common type of wire that most laypersons are familiar with is hook up cabling. This type of cable is used with near exclusivity in the consumer electronics world, from computers and appliances, to office equipment and personal devices.

Typically this cable is made of small stranded copper wires with a capacity of between 300 and 600 volts, jacketed with PVC. This type of wire is the best choice for transmitting data and information between different components or within a wired network.

Multi-Conductor Wire

A multi-conductor wire is simply a wire that has more than one conductive wire running through it. These are common in speakers, which require two separate conductors, usually composed of copper, in order to transmit information and/or power in two directions. There are many different types of electronics products that use very small and simple conductive wiring all the way up to mil-spec wire meant for more rugged use.

If you are interested in finding out more about your custom cabling options, or the most common types used in your industry, feel free to call and speak to one of our custom cable professionals today!