Flat ribbon cable assembly
Flat ribbon cable assembly | Individual cable assembly according to your manufacturing documents or cable samples
Advice, planning and assembly of high quality flat ribbon cables
We manufacture all types of ribbon cable from 2 to 96-pin in different thicknesses (AWG30 to AWG16) and pitches from 0.635mm to 2.54mm. Connectors for ribbon cables from manufacturers such as Tyco, TE-Connectivity, AMP, JST, ODU, Molex, Erni, FCI, Harwin, 3M, Harting, Amphenol, Samtec, Hirose and many more can be quickly assembled and delivered in small and large quantities. The processing of flat cables includes cutting, punching, splicing, stripping, pressing, soldering and crimping multi-pin connectors and individual contacts. For special applications, ferrite cores are mounted on the flat cable to suppress the signals. The ferrite cores are available for insertion and as folding ferrite cores in different sizes and shapes. The ferrite cores are fixed by clamping, gluing, shrink tubing or overmolding the cable.
What is a flat ribbon cable?
A ribbon cable is a cable whose individual strands are welded in parallel and not arranged in a circle. This type of cable is used in computer systems and electronic assemblies in which data cables connect different components in a cost-effective, space-saving and flexible manner. Advantages for the use of ribbon cables are that this type of flat ribbon cable can be assembled quickly and can be laid very flexibly due to its flat design. Ribbon cables and connectors are connected to each other quickly, easily and securely using the Schneit-Klemm technology. In this way, multipole connectors (2 to 96 pins) can be connected in one operation. Strain relief brackets ensure that the flat cables are securely held on the connector and can be installed as an option.
Areas of application for flat ribbon cables
Flat ribbon cables are used in all industrial areas. Standard ribbon cables and connectors have a cross-section of AWG28 / 26 and a pitch of 1.27mm. The insulation is made of PVC and gray. One of the outer cables is marked in red on one side of the ribbon cable, this is connected to pin 1 of the connector as standard. Color-coded can also be used as an alternative to the gray cable. The color-coded flat cable is used when the individual wires must be clearly distinguishable. Flat ribbon cables and the corresponding connectors are available in different sizes and pitches. The most commonly used flat ribbon cables and associated connectors are 2 to 96-pin, with a pitch of 0.635mm, 1.00mm, 1.27mm, 2.00mm, 2.50mm and 2.54mm.
In addition to the standard flat ribbon cables, there are several special shapes
Round - flat ribbon cable, shielded and unshielded
A round ribbon cable is a rolled-up standard ribbon cable in which the strands are isolated and only lie in the cable sheath every 20 to 30 cm as a welded ribbon cable (approx. 50mm). These strands welded together form a completely normal piece of ribbon cable which can then be crimped onto the corresponding plug connector. The individual cables ensure the flexibility and flexibility of the round flat bath cable. This type of cable is also available with shielding and can be assembled on all common connectors.
Flat ribbon cable - twisted pair
A wisted-pair ribbon cable is a ribbon cable in which two parallel cables are twisted together. The twisting is interrupted at certain points so that a corresponding connector can be crimped on here. This type of cable is used for signal lines that must be kept as low as possible.
Flat ribbon cable - shielded
Shielded ribbon cables are shielded by a thin copper foil and isolated by a plastic jacket. This type of cable is used when the signals running in the cable must be shielded from external electromagnetic interference.
Flexible printed circuit
Foil cable or flat-flex cable is a design that does not use individual strands, but metal strips glued to polyester. The ends of the foil cables can be plugged directly onto the appropriate connectors. This design is also known internationally as a flexible flat cable or FFC. This type of cable is used, among other things, in computer monitors for display control, backlighting and cell phones.