Bulgin launches connector/cabling configuration tool
Connector manufacturer, Bulgin, has introduced an intuitive online configurator to support its custom solutions offering.
The Custom Cable Assembly Builder is able to outline the fundamental design of a custom assembly from which it is possible to derive an initial visualization, prior to moving towards the sampling phase. Assembly concepts for power, data and fibre optic implementations can be rapidly created and any adjustments required then subsequently made.
Accessing the tool, customers will be able to utilize a wide variety of different possible options – enabling them to create a cable assembly that exactly meets their deployment criteria.
Users will navigate through a series of filters, which will allow them to choose the particular features and performance parameters they want incorporated into their design. These include current ratings, number of contacts, contact types, plug/inline body types, etc. In addition, they will be able to 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 also be picked, as well as numerous cabling materials (PVC, PUR, etc.).
Once the assembly configuration has been completed, the customer will be presented with a 2D rendering of their design – with a PDF being produced so that the details can be verified. From there all the data that has been generated by the enquiry will go directly to the Bulgin 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,” said 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.”