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Connector Insights from iCONN

How a Custom Connector Can Improve Your Product

Posted by Rick Regole on Mon , February 5, 2018

When you think about the success of a product design, every single component plays a crucial role. Consider electrical connectors, for instance. Without the right solutions in place, the complete application can experience field failures.

That’s why many product designers are turning to custom connectors. These configurations are designed specifically for individual applications, helping to deliver positive outcomes for new products.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits custom-designed connectors provide.

The Benefits of a Custom Connector In a New Product

Better Quality

Like a puzzle, the different pieces of a product design should fit together seamlessly. While off-the-shelf products can sometimes throw off this rhythm, custom-engineered solutions help ensure cohesiveness.

As connections between various parts become stronger, the quality of the product improves. Different components know how to talk to one another properly, allowing the product to function as it should. This provides a greater return on investment for businesses, while building a sense of trust with your customer base.

Long-Term Cost Savings

At the start, off-the-shelf connectors can often seem like the more efficient route. Simply select the part you want and wait for it to be delivered.

If you think about this in the long term, you’ll find that custom designs can provide significant savings.

Because custom connectors are often an exact fit in application, their lifespan tends to be longer as well. That means that these parts will likely require fewer replacements over time. And when market trends or customer feedback do prompt the need for design updates, tweaks can be made to the custom design rather than having to start from scratch.

Creative Flexibility

It’s no secret that consumers value innovative products. They want the latest features and functionality at their fingertips. Meeting this demand, however, can prove difficult when you’re relying on standard parts for your design.

Another benefit of choosing a custom connector with iCONN Systems? You can utilize our industry knowledge and expertise to decide what your design entails – from the shape and size to the level of complexity. Incorporating these innovative elements into your design helps it stand apart from the competition and fuel more potential sales opportunities.

We know the value that custom connectors can bring to a product design. That’s why our experts leverage their knowledge to design custom configurations for various applications. Contact us to learn how we can engineer the right connector solution for you.

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