Communications & Networks
Weidmuller introduces HDC cable configurator for cable harness design
April 13, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Apr. 13, 2017 – Weidmuller describes its HDC Cable Configurator as an “industry-first” online tool created to simplify the task of designing and building custom cable harness and mating assemblies for its Rockstar heavy duty connectors.
According to the company, the tool can help users save time and reduce errors. Using this “design-to-order” tool, a single part number is assigned to the completed cable harness, and a single part number is created for each mating assembly required for a user’s application. No more than three part numbers are needed for a complete and protected pluggable connection for use between panels, machinery, equipment and more, notes Weidmuller. The configurator guides the user through available options for each side of the harness and mating assemblies. Each step narrows down the choices based on options already selected to ensure a compatible system. Choices include Weidmuller’s HE series inserts in screw clamp or push-in clamp technology, hood or coupler housings for the harness, and bulkhead, coupler or base housings for the mating assemblies. Users are also able to select additional options if they require a customized solution for an application. Once a project is created and saved, the data resides in the tool so the user can select the design and print a pdf quote at their leisure.