As one of the leading manufacturers in the custom cable assembly industry, Meridian Cable has seen its fair share of industry applications for our products. We’ve built cable assemblies, wire harnesses, and more for nearly every purpose and field. Creating a product from the ground up means we are able to make it completely customized for our clients, no matter what industry they need.
With applications from the military to medicine, we know that an off-the-shelf solution rarely does the job. We create custom special purpose cable assemblies to the Meridian standard. But what are these assemblies, and how are they used? Our team has multiple decades of experience and all the cable know-how to explain.
What is a Special Purpose Cable Assembly?
In order to understand how we make our custom assemblies, we’ll need to explain what a special purpose cable assembly is. As the name suggests, a special purpose cable is used for specific instruments or pieces of equipment. These types of cables are not created for a singular electrical function. A special purpose cable is designed to work with specialized connections and often uses high voltage.
As opposed to many general-purpose cables, which could work with a number of different types of tech, special-purpose cables typically only work with one piece of equipment. This specific nature makes them highly particular and ill-suited for generic uses.
Because each cable is intended for a singular purpose, custom special purpose cable assemblies are a collection of specialized cables for highly specific equipment. There could be dozens of unique connections and functions within each special purpose cable assembly. The engineering and design that is put into a special purpose cable assembly are staggering.
How Meridian Builds Custom Special Purpose Cable Assemblies
Like everything else we do, Meridian Cable designs special purpose cable assemblies from the ground up. With our process, we work directly with our customers to get all the small details just right. From designing a unique set of cables to the final product, every step of our production is held to the highest standards and certifications.
We pride ourselves on our ability to create exactly what our customers need. Our team prioritizes quality and efficiency with every cable assembly we build. We build our special purpose cable assemblies to the same high quality standards as other custom products.
The Design Phase
We begin with an extensive design phase where our clients work with our team on design and functionality. We want to know the precise details of your equipment and the purpose of your cable assembly. Our engineers will guide you along the way.
During the design portion of your order, our team will create a custom design that addresses the connections you need in your cable assembly. We’ll take your needs straight to the drawing board and create a special purpose cable solution that works just for you.
One of the benefits of working with our team is that we have been in the industry for over 25 years. As we go through the design portion of your order, we bring our insight and expertise to the table. Our brilliant engineers strive for perfection from the beginning of the design phase and our keen attention to detail and experience make us an invaluable asset for your cable project.
Prototyping and Testing
Before taking your order to mass production, we’ll build a small-scale prototype to undergo rigorous testing. We can ensure the design is correct by starting with a sample special purpose cable assembly. The prototype is an excellent trial run of a larger order. We can return the design if the prototype fails and re-engineer or adjust. This gives us a hands-on product to scrutinize.
We test every cable down to the conductor to ensure quality, safety, functionality, and design. As we build the prototype, we’ll put it through a litany of endurance and performance tests. By the time a special purpose cable assembly is ready to move to production, it has been thoroughly tried and tested. We’ve been in this industry long enough to know what a cable assembly can go through and want to ensure our products will hold up to the stressors they may face.
UL-Certification and ISO 9001:2015 Certification
When it comes to quality, you can trust. You don’t have to take our word for it. We adhere to the highest standards to be both UL-Certified and maintain an ISO 9001:2015 Certification. We follow these guidelines to the fullest extent so our cables align with industry standards.
We build custom special purpose cable assemblies you can rely on. By adhering to tough industry standards, our cables are of the best quality and craftsmanship.
Custom Conductor Extrusion
We mean it when we say we build our special purpose cable assemblies from the ground up. We extrude our own conductors to the most exacting measurements. By pulling raw materials to form long metal coils, we can create the precise conductor size a project demands. This means that from the core outward, we have complete control over quality assurance.
Once the design and prototyping phases are complete, your custom special purpose cable assembly will be ready for large-scale production. Here’s where the order will pick up speed and go into high gear. After the first few production phases, we have everything we need to build the cable assembly.
The mass production step is when our team will create and fulfill the remaining products in your order. In this stage, your cables are being built from the conductor extrusion to the final assembly. Once your order is complete, it’ll be on its way to you before you know it.
Warranties for Custom Special Purpose Cable Assemblies
We’ll do everything we can to ensure the quality and longevity of our products. Our customers can feel good about their purchases with our limited one-year warranty. We promise that your special purpose cable assemblies will be free from manufacturing defects by Meridian Cable. We stand behind our products and are proud of their quality.
In short, we do all we can to ensure our customers are delighted with our products. We work with you every step of the way and are here if anything goes wrong. You are always welcome to contact our team to help with any issues or other questions. We will give you our utmost attention and work to resolve your query asap.
Industries We Serve
Of course, there is no limit to the number of industries that could use a custom special purpose cable assembly. We have manufactured countless cable solutions for businesses all over the globe. In nearly every technological field, there is a need for special purpose cable assemblies. Though they can be used in any area, they are especially common in industries requiring heavy specialized equipment.
While we will assemble a custom special purpose cable assembly for any industry, some of the most common areas are military and industrial applications.
Military Special Purpose Cable Assemblies
A major application for special purpose cable assemblies is in military equipment. Any cable assembly we make for special military gear must be built to strict Military Specifications MILSPEC). This means that every detail must be correct and engineered according to standards. We create special purpose cable assemblies for each project, down to the most minute details.
Having been in the industry for so long, our team is highly skilled at creating military cable and wire solutions. We understand the rigors and strain that military equipment will go through, and we create our cables to be just as tough. Our expertise in design and manufacturing makes military special purpose cable assemblies reliable and durable.
With military equipment, a cable assembly must be up-to-snuff. We manufacture our military cable assemblies to be trustworthy and dependable for those fighting for freedom.
Industrial Production Special Purpose Cable Assemblies
In manufacturing, a special purpose cable assembly may be needed in several places. Because the production equipment is highly specialized, they often require unique connections and functions. With the heavy machinery needed in industrial factories or manufacturing facilities, many unique and special function cables are necessary for operations.
Though the special purpose of cable assemblies may not be the first thing you think of in a production facility, they play a vital role. Without the particular connections and cables, the supply chain would grind to a halt. This makes manufacturing special purpose cable assemblies for industrial applications a significant portion of our work.
Each custom cable assembly we make for industrial manufacturing must be built to high industry standards. We know a lot depends on our cables, and we build them to rise to the challenge.
Get Started on Your Custom Project
Meridian Cable is an industry leader in custom special purpose cable assemblies. If you need a custom cable solution that you can count on, we can help. Get a quote for a custom special purpose cable assembly today. Our expert team will be glad to help you find the perfect cable solution for your industry.