For over 20 years Ace Electronics has been providing our customers with over-molded cable assemblies that protect connectors against the harshest environments.
What is it?
Ace Electronics offers a number of molded cable manufactured to withstand extreme environmental and physical abuse. The connector backshell is over-molded with an elastomer to provide strain relief and moisture sealing. Junctions can also be molded with the same compound and tape shields can be used in instances where EMI/RFI protection is a requirement. We’re able to offer our customers a wide variety of wire and elastomer materials to choose from in order to meet nearly any requirement.
Ace Electronics’ value added molded cable assemblies are created for long life and reliable performance in a variety of applications. We manufacture straight, right-angle, or customer specific molded back-shells for different connectivity situations. If your cable assemblies are failing at an unacceptable rate, you may have inherent problems that an over-molding process may eliminate.
Advantages of Molded Construction
Molded backshells offer significant opportunities for product improvement with improved flex and strain relief. Manufactured properly, it can improve performance and reduce overall cost. Molding provides the user with many opportunities for strain relief and improved pull strength which aren’t available in conventional backshell designs.
The trend toward over-molding circular connectors is rapidly expanding as the use of military-style connectors gains popularity in industrial environments. Molding has numerous advantages of molded construction and can enhance an already good product into an even more robust one.
- Water Resistant construction
- Resilient mechanical protection of the connector
- Greater strain relief
- No flex induced stress on connector contact
- Excellent electrical insulation properties
- Less exposed metal than mechanical backshells
- Cable can enter connector from any angle
- Lighter cable weight
- Small & large diameter cable constructions can be molded