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Coaxial Cable Manufacturer


The team at Data Cable are speed to market experts in the manufacture of OEM interconnecting solutions that are of the highest quality, delivered on time, and for the right price. We have decades of experience in a widely diverse group of industries including medical, military, industrial automation and satellite ground station technology.

Coaxial cables are used in communications, medical and military equipment, aircraft, and automobiles. Their most common applications are for Radio Frequency Transmission (RF) or carrying a digital signal. They can connect radio and television antenna, and satellite dishes to their corresponding receivers.  

A sample coaxial cable assembly by Data CableA sample coaxial cable assembly by Data Cable Co. Inc.A sample coaxial cable assembly by Data Cable
 
The construction of the cable is “coaxial”. This means that the cable is built in layers, in the same axis, around a center wire. The center conductor is surrounded by a dielectric layer, followed by a shield or multiple shields. Next, a jacket covers it all to provide a protective layer.

There are hundreds of different coax cable constructions commonly available to OEMs. The differences between various coaxial cables has to do with the properties required for the applications. Size, impedance, environmental conditions, power capacity, frequency response, shielding types, and more, effect the cable’s properties and applications.

Connectors are individually designed to work with each cable type/size/properties combination and are designed to continue the “coaxial” layout though the connection interface.

While coaxial cables are generally simple in design, their assembly details are fundamental. To achieve an effective quality termination, cable stripping & preparation, connector assembly, and tooling are all key:

  • To achieve effective stripping & preparation, on a consistent repeatable basis, specialized programable machines designed for this task are required.
  • The connector assembly process must be carefully carried out, with trained staff, to ensure proper application and placement of all components.
  • The crimp tools used must be appropriately sized (according to the connector manufacturer’s requirements) to achieve the long-lasting mechanical and electrical characteristics required.

Manufacturing a custom coaxial cable assembly by Data Cable Co. Inc.A close up of a sample custom coaxial cable assembly by Data Cable Co. Inc.

Upon completion, final testing of the coaxial cable to confirm high quality and flawless connectivity is imperative. While cable testing can come in various forms, Data Cable’s final testing of coaxial cable assemblies typically includes opens and shorts, along with a hi-pot (high potential) test.

Let's talk about your coaxial cable assembly manufacturing needs. We are confident that we can help you find the best solution.