The ins and outs of industrial machinations are complex, requiring all manner of electrical components to work together in order to complete a particular function. To that end, it is important that the right lead wire assembly be chosen for a respective piece of equipment/machinery so that it may operate at optimal performance.
Obtaining the right lead wire assembly starts with breaking down the right details to the chosen manufacturer. Some of this information may include:
Establishing Correct Length — There are some lead wire assemblies that are quite long. While they are built to spec, the issue that can arise is that their length creates room for structural vulnerability. A good manufacturer may look at provided specs & offer other more optimal options.
Proper Wire Gauge — Tougher environments require stout materials, and lead wire assembly gauge is no different. These can vary quite a bit from large to small depending on the capabilities of prospective manufacturers. As such, it will be imperative to find a manufacturer that can deliver goods based on desired spec.
Further specification of lead wire assembly details delves into areas that take into account matters such as connection types, environment, and certain industries whose specifications may have more demanding standards (e.g., military). These other details will include:

  • deciding what crimp ends work best
  • noting barrel specification
  • specifying insulating material (if/when applicable)
    All of this, however, can sometimes prove to be tougher than meets the eye. In the most basic sense, a lead wire does one thing — it serves as a connection between two electrical components. Given that most equipment/machinery in an industrial/manufacturing setting is nearly all electrical, it is tough to know where to start deducing what lead wire assembly needs one might have. Furthermore, in determining one’s lead wire assembly needs, questions must be asked:

  • Is efficiency/production being impacted by outdated parts?
  • Is damage currently present on lead wire assemblies in place?
  • Are there changes in policy, industry standards, and/or technology that require an examination of lead wire assembly needs at this time?
    These are all questions that can overwhelm even the best companies. That is, unless they are working with the right manufacturer. The ideal manufacturing partner is a vital part of the need assessment process. Team members from both companies work together, share information, and come up with the best solutions for a given situation. The best manufacturers are also keen about keeping an eye on a few major details throughout the process:

  • their client’s budget
  • availability of materials from design & prototyping to production and delivery
  • changes in technology in the foreseeable future
    This is the type of hands-on approach that LoDan Electronics, Inc. brings to the table. Since 1967, we have been at the forefront of creating optimal custom-engineered interconnect solutions across a plethora of industries & applications. There is a reason why a simple lead wire assembly from Chicago has continued to set a standard for excellence for nearly sixty years — consistency.
    See the LoDan difference today.