Bulgin has introduced an intuitive online configurator for custom cable solutions. Using the Custom Cable Assembly Builder, it is possible to outline the fundamental design of a custom assembly and derive an initial visualisation before moving towards the sampling phase. Assembly concepts for power, data and fibre optic implementations can be quickly created, and any adjustments needed then subsequently made.
When customers enter the tool, they can utilise a wide assortment of different possible options - allowing them to produce a cable assembly that exactly fits their deployment criteria. They will navigate through a series of filters, which will enable them to select the particular features and performance parameters they want to be included in their design. These incorporate current ratings, number of contacts, contact types, plug/inline body types, etc. In addition, they can decide on the cable length and whether the cabling will have a single-ended, double-ended or triple-ended arrangement. Different housing materials (plastic, metal, etc.) can be picked, as well as numerous cabling materials (PVC, PUR, etc.).
Once the assembly configuration has been finished by the customer, they will be shown a 2D rendering of their design - with a PDF being created so that the details can be verified. From there, all the data that has been generated by the enquiry will go straight to the company's Rapid Response Team. A sample unit can then be quickly constructed and sent to the customer for examination.
“Our Custom Cable Assembly Builder will prove to be an invaluable tool to those looking to implement a custom connector/cabling solution. It will allow a visual representation of the design to be viewed so as to ensure that it is in line with what the customer originally envisaged,” states Luke Hulley, global marketing manager at Bulgin. “Via this method, our customers will be able to go through the construction phases, mixing and matching different connector and cabling options in order to find which combination suits their exact needs. From there, our engineering staff can transform the idea into an actual assembly.”