A cable assembly can offer a number of benefits within industrial applications. As you might expect, industrial applications often utilise a range of complex machinery, which requires extensive cabling to ensure everything is connected and running properly.
Having a seemingly endless amount of cabling within a factory can pose a number of inconveniences and health & safety hazards for the workers within. With slips and trips recorded as being the single most common cause of injuries within the workplace, cutting down the amount of cabling is a good way to reduce any potential accidents from occurring.
Reducing the amount of cabling used for a machine also makes it easier to identify which cable does what, and if anything happens to malfunction, the corresponding cable can be identified and repaired quickly.
So how can you reduce the amount of cabling without reducing the capabilities of your machinery? A cable harness is the answer, and should be an essential consideration within every industrial environment.
A cable harness can be purchased pre-made, or tailored specifically to your existing cables requirements. A tailor-made cable harness will essentially bind your cabling into one larger cable, which is protected by a tough outer sheath.
Cable harnesses are also flexible, and so can be used to bind cables within automated machinery. They’re commonly used within a wide range of applications, including aerospace, vehicles, military electronics and engineering.
The tough outer sheath of a cable harness assembly acts as a strong protective layer for the cables within, protecting them from abrasions and harsh conditions, such as high temperatures and strong chemicals.
Broken cabling can fast become a huge safety risk, and the more exposed cables you have, the higher the risk of this unfortunate event occurring. This is especially an issue in areas where liquids and moisture are present, as fires can break out from damaged cables coming into contact with them. In these conditions, cable assemblies should be implemented for added cable protection.
Increasing the lifespan of your cables will save you money in the long run, and also means that you won’t have to replace them as frequently. Cable replacements are not only costly; they can slow down the productivity within a factory, especially if they’re responsible for connecting up essential machinery.
A cable harness can also save you time. Harnessed cables are much easier to install compared to attempting to install each individual cable (and subsequently remembering where each one goes), which is incredibly advantageous when training new staff within a factory.
If you are looking for a high quality cable harness, a bespoke harness should be your first choice. Bespoke harnesses are designed based upon your factory, and the cables within it. You’ll also receive expert advice on the most suitable designs and materials, from the manufacturers themselves.
Lapp UK use their 30 years of combined experience within the field to ensure that their bespoke cable harnesses are crafted to the highest quality. Their team of skilled engineers will take you through the whole process, from the design concept, through to prototypes, testing and eventually the completed product.