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Custom Ribbon Cable

Custom Ribbon Cable
Custom Ribbon Cable

Due to their flat and flexible properties, ribbon cables are widely used in the computer, industrial automation, medical device, and automotive industries. However, standard ribbon cables may not meet your unique application needs, which is when custom ribbon cables come into play.

Romtronics is a top manufacturer of custom flat ribbon cable assemblies. Our factory can create unique cable assemblies tailored to fit your project.  Contact us now for professional custom solutions.

Our customized ribbon cable products

Our products include small 20-30 AWG IDC ribbon cables with D-Sub customized ribbon cables and more.

Advantages of our customized Ribbon cables

  1. Our custom ribbon cables are reliable and affordable, and all processes (such as welding, over-moulding, and performance testing )are done in-house.
  2. Short delivery times (2-3 weeks) are guaranteed due to our large inventory of connectors and raw materials.
  3. We provide customization services for ribbon cables with small batches and complex processes.

In addition to custom ribbon cable assemblies, our factory can also offer service for other types of cable manufacturing. Please visit our Custom Cable Assemblies and Custom Wire Harness navigation pages, which contain a variety of cable manufacturing options.

Common Questions About Ribbon Cables

1. What are the primary advantages of using ribbon cables?

– Ribbon cables are lightweight, compact, cost-effective, and reliable. They allow mass termination with insulation-displacement connectors (IDC), saving time and reducing labour costs. These cables are handy in high-density wiring applications such as aviation and aerospace.

2. What materials are commonly used in the construction of ribbon cables?

– Ribbon cables typically consist of multiple small wires parallel to each other, often insulated with materials like silicone for enhanced reliability under various temperature conditions.

3. What are some common types and configurations of ribbon cables available in the market?

– Common types include grey ribbon cables, rainbow ribbon cables, round-to-flat ribbon cables, low-voltage ribbon cables, and halogen-free ribbon cables. Configurations vary by pitch, number of conductors, and shielding options.

4. How does the colour-coding of ribbon cables help during installation?

– Color-coding, as seen in rainbow ribbon cables, helps easily identify wires, preventing errors during installation and ensuring correct connections.

5. What are the benefits of using shielded ribbon cables, and in what scenarios are they necessary?

– Shielded ribbon cables reduce electromagnetic interference, making them essential in environments with high electrical noise or when precise data transmission is critical.

6. How can the flexibility of ribbon cables be improved?

– Flexibility can be enhanced by incorporating fine vertical grooves along the cable’s length or using heat-set polyester film to create corrugated and spiral-shaped elements, making the cable more adaptable to confined spaces and dynamic movements.

7. What factors should be considered when selecting a ribbon cable for a particular application?

– Key factors include the pitch of the conductors, the number of conductors, the operating temperature range, voltage ratings, flexibility, shielding requirements, and environmental conditions.

8. Can ribbon cables be customized for specific projects? If so, what customization options are available?

– Yes, ribbon cables can be customized with specific lengths, connector types, pitch, conductor materials, and additional shielding to meet the unique requirements of different projects.

9. Where can one get advice and support for choosing the right ribbon cable?

– Advice and support can be obtained from professional manufacturers and suppliers like Romtronic, who offer expertise in custom cable assemblies and provide guidance on selecting the appropriate cables for specific applications.