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It’s understandable for a product like electrical cable connectors and cord grips, widely used in all types of industrial plants, to be called a commodity. These products are used literally anywhere that a cable or conduit connects to some type of machine or enclosure. So – because of their utilitarian nature – that means they are a commodity product, right? Wrong.
Commodity products exist when many different companies make a product that can meet the same application criteria. Grain, electricity, oil, or beef are traditional examples of commodity products. Sure, a lot of manufacturers make cord connectors, and they could be viewed as a commodity product, because many industrial applications don’t require specific features. Customers take this to mean that all cord grips and cable connectors are basically made the same way and can be used in all types of applications. But the truth is quite different.
For example, did you know that there are 5 different materials used in manufacturing cord grips – each suited for a specific operating environment?
Standard aluminum cord grips have been the go-to connector of electricians for decades. The most common material, aluminum can be used in a variety of industrial applications.
What if a cord grip is going to be used in a high-moisture environment? Then, you might want to use a nylon connector. However, if the high level of moisture is due to chemical wash downs (like in a food processing plant), Valox might be your best bet as it meets FDA guidelines.
If your operational environment is highly corrosive, stainless steel cord connectors would be the answer, as they offer the highest level of durability available.
And lastly, what if nothing is just right for your application? That’s no problem. We can customize any cord grip or cable connector to your exact specs with our Custom Engineered Solutions program for no additional cost.
Ok, take a deep breath, we aren’t trying to overwhelm you, quite the opposite.
We hope that you realize not ALL manufacturers offer cord grips and cable connectors in five different materials, with multiple options and customization capabilities – but we do. In reality, cord grips and cable connectors are not commodity products. One size does not fit all, and it shouldn’t have to.
View “The Hidden Truth About Commodity Products” White Paper > to read more about Remke’s wide array of customization capabilities.
Wondering what material is right for your application? Reference the Cord Connector Material Guide for Harsh Environments to find the best fit and better understand all the available options.
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