Learn More About the Two Common Misconceptions about Custom Electrical Connectors & Cord Grip Add-ons with Information from Remke Industries

In our experience as a key manufacturer of customized electrical connectors, cord grips, and add-ons, we’ve run into a couple misconceptions and over and over again. These over-generalized assumptions inhibit the productivity of our prospects and customers, because they are functioning under false information. But, let’s set the record straight.

2 common misconceptions about custom electrical connectors and add-ons:

  • They are much more expensive to design
  • Take more time to manufacture than standard components

This is simply not true.

The synonym to custom isn’t expensive. Our range of engineering capabilities allow us to take a stock product and tweak it just a bit or develop an entirely new design from the ground up. Regardless, we are always operating within our client’s production and budgetary parameters.

By changing some basic specifications on your industrial electrical connectors, you can improve performance significantly, for typically just a few cents more!

At Remke, you can start with a stock product, make a couple modifications and get them delivered fast – small and large production runs included.

Customized Connectors for Environmental Issues

Customization of electrical connectors can make all the difference when connectors are fighting corrosion, combating chemicals, extreme temperatures, or need to withstand bending and flexing.

A few minor modifications can drastically improve corrosion-resistance and strain relief, reducing particulate and making a connector completely submersible.

We provide not only the strongest, most corrosion resistant material available, but also believe in engineering a custom connector built to work flawlessly within your system, not the other way around.

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Many Levels of Customization

A simple modification to a stock product can include changing out a bushing material, using a different length cable or adding an extra hole to a multiple hole bushing.

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Adaptations of a stock product can include changes in materials, wiring, threading and plating. You can also change packaging and kitting to get exactly what you need.

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Design and engineering of a completely custom connector where the sky’s the limit! A custom manufactured connector typically involves a proprietary function and usually involves tooling. The Engineer Team at Remke can design and manufacture a custom connector quickly and affordably.

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Cord Grip Add-ons

Improve the performance of cord grips with optional add-on components. Transform a standard cord grip into a specialized solution to enhance the power and function of your electrical connectors in any application. This infographic highlights popular cord grip add-ons including wire mesh grips, bushings, anodizing, drain fittings, and more!

Summary of Specifications to Modify for Improved Performance

Connector Material can be modified to deal with harsh elements. Nylon, Valox, Silicone and 316 Stainless Steel help seal out the elements for improved performance and reliability over time.

Connector Components and Design can be customized with o-rings that withstand elements, lock-nuts for easier tightening, wire mesh grips for strain relief and multiple-hole bushings to simplify terminations.

Cable Lengths and Materials can be specified to address bending and flexing concerns, and materials modified to beat environmental issues.

Overmold Materials can be changed to provide additional strain relief for severe bending and flexing of connections.

Distribution Boxes are highly configurable to address space restrictions and combat environmental stress.

Open up to the infinite possibilities provided by Remke’s Engineered Solutions program. Together, we can work towards engineering a custom connector built with your needs in mind – no job is too small, or too difficult for our team of experts. Contact Remke today to learn more!