Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cables for niche applications

Nothing is easy in machine vision, not even cables. Take Clean Rooms for example. I didn’t know this, but apparently when cables rub together the resulting particles can be a big headache. Makes sense I suppose.

So if you’re putting a vision system in to that kind of environment you should talk to someone about the cables. Ron Folkeringa of Intercon 1would suggest you talk to him. And to help you out, he wrote “Connectors and Cables Revisited”, published on the Quality Magazine website January 3rd, 2014.

It’s a useful article, especially for anyone dealing with hazardous environments, or the aforementioned Clean Rooms. But you might also want to check out my comment on cables from two years back, “Cables, the Rodney Dangerfield of machine vision?”

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