Advantages of Having a Full Tooling Inventory in Cable Production and Assembly

When you make custom cable assemblies for a long time, you start amassing a pretty big tooling inventory to do a wide variety of jobs. In fact, Meridian has over 5,000 existing tools with the ability to create a custom tool whenever a project needs it. Connectors, overmolds, junctions, and more combine with automated, semi-automated,… Continue Reading

Reverse Engineer Your Existing Cable Assemblies

Ever find an absolutely perfect cable assembly only to find out you can’t get it anymore because the item has been discontinued? Or perhaps you’ve seen a custom cable assembly in action elsewhere and would love to emulate something similar with your own set-up. However you’ve arrived at this situation, the good news is that… Continue Reading

Common CAN bus Problems: A Troubleshooting Guide

CAN bus systems are essentially high-speed freeways for digital information exchange within a tightly-packed and complex electrical system such as within an automobile. These tight spaces can’t fit a computer so Controller Area Networks (CAN) help bridge the gap to allow microcontrollers and other devices to “talk” to one another. But what happens when there’s… Continue Reading

How to Properly Test Your Coil Cord Design

Coil cords, curly cords, coiled cords – all of these monikers refer to the same versatile product of wound cable, perfect for space-saving and decluttering a given application. Coil cords are also exceedingly durable, as well as obviously flexible, able to withstand thousands of extensions and retractions. But getting from initial concept to finished product… Continue Reading

The Cable Engineer’s Ultimate Guide to Wire Harness Assemblies

When you’ve been a top cable engineer in custom harness assemblies for several decades, you begin to build up a vast knowledge bank of innovative manufacturing steps, process controls, and even tooling capabilities; all of which contribute to a better product and better customer experience.  In today’s Livewire spotlight, we’ll capture everything we’ve learned for… Continue Reading

The Insider’s Look at the Cable Assembly Manufacturing Process

There are decidedly many steps that comprise getting a cable assembly from concept into production. At Meridian, we design over 70% of the products we manufacture which gives our team an edge when we’re solving the types of complex problems our clients bring our way every day.  Today’s spotlight is pointed squarely at the process… Continue Reading

The Buyer’s Guide to OEM and Cable Harness Engineering Solutions

Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and Original Parts Distributors (OPD) depend on quality parts that are up to exact specifications. With many different cable harness engineering solutions, the team at Meridian helps OEMs source the very best components to use in their cabling systems.  Today’s Livewire News spotlight is focused on how Meridian meets the needs… Continue Reading