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Connector Insights from iCONN

How Custom Engineering Helps With Your New Product Development

Posted by Rick Regole on Mon , November 12, 2018

custom-engineeringThe journey from new product development to market is anything but straightforward. The more parts involved, the more complicated the process and the greater the risks. This is especially true when it comes to your product’s electrical wiring system. Here’s how working with a cable manufacturer that offers customized engineering will improve your product with an efficient development process tailored to your needs.

Get an Exact Fit

From conductor gauges and overmolding materials to connector angles, wraps and shields, every detail of a custom-designed cable assembly is created based on the exact specifications of your application, resulting in a solution 100% compatible with your product. Absolute compatibility guarantees safety and optimal performance. For example, if your product will be exposed to harsh environmental conditions, such as chemicals, high heat, weather or mechanical distress, custom engineers will design its electrical components using resistive overmolding materials to improve lifespan, performance and reliability. If space is a concern, custom cable engineers can create micro-solutions or adjust the shapes and angles of your electrical configuration to fit perfectly inside any housing unit.

Simplify Installation

Complex cable assemblies are practically asking for installation issues, the likes of which can be inconvenient and costly, if not downright dangerous. From recommending solutions like field installables to condensing wiring systems down to a single connection, a custom cable engineer will look for ways to simplify your product’s electrical components to increase assembly speed, decrease production cycles, and reduce the risk of human error. When all wiring components are housed neatly together, routine maintenance is less cumbersome, and troubleshooting can be done with less time and effort.

Increase Product Appeal

Customized cable assemblies can be branded and stylized to perfectly blend with existing product aesthetics. Choose from virtually any jacketing color and incorporate your brand logo. You can also label or color code electrical wires to meet international standards or to establish your own system for organizing and guiding installation.

Improve the Customer Experience

Nobody wants to open up a new product only to find a tangled mess of wires. The comprehensiveness of your product’s electrical setup bears heavy influence on the overall customer experience. Electrical failures or confusing installations will undoubtedly result in customer complaints and high customer call volumes, while straightforward setups will save customer-support staff time, increase customer satisfaction, and improve your product rating.

Collectively, the advantages of working with a custom cable and connector engineer amount to streamlined processes and increased product performance and value. Over time, these benefits save time, add to your business’s bottom line, and will help fortify your reputation in the market.

Learn more about iCONN’s new product development process and how it will ensure your product is created with the highest level of quality.