Cicoil, Valencia, Calif., is pleased to announce its New Flat Cable Configurator. Located at www.cicoil.com/flat-cable/configurator, this free web-based tool lets anyone easily design a custom flat cable in minutes. The configurator also works seamlessly on all Apple and Android devices.
With a few simple mouse clicks or touch of a screen, flat cables can be constructed of multiple elements, including power/signal conductors, shielded pairs, video, data, or coax wires, and tubing for liquid or air. To make the process even simpler, Cicoil has added Industry Standard Modules, including Camera Link, Cat 6A, FireWire, and USB 3.0, to the Configurator.
As you click any of the many available elements, these items dynamically appear in the ‘Cable Build’ area, so users can see their cable being built in front of their eyes. Clear, simple graphics show the AWG wire size, insulation color, and wire type, so it’s easy to identify exactly what is in each flat cable. Cable dimensions change dynamically, and users can build cables up to 3.75 in. wide (wider cables are available by request). An isometric cable view and parts list is also built dynamically, providing a clear record of the makeup of each flat cable design. Any of Cicoil’s Configurator elements can be combined in any position within the flat cable profile, which means that over 1 million flat cable designs are available for immediate production and quick delivery. Repositioning an element to a new spot in the cable is done easily by clicking and dragging left or right. Removing an element is done simply by clicking it and deleting it.
Once the flat cable is designed, the Configurator compiles the design and generates a drawing, quote and custom part number, and delivers it to the user’s e-mail inbox in seconds. Cicoil guarantees delivery within 2 weeks on any cable designed using the Cable Configurator, with only a 100 ft minimum cable length required. A Guided Tour of the Configurator is also offered on the web site as well.
If a wire or element is not shown in the Configurator, custom RFQs can be submitted at www.cicoil.com/flat-cable/custom/rfq.
As an added perk for new and current users of the website, Cicoil now offers a Site Membership Registration, which allows members to view online catalog pricing, auto-filled forms and access to all of existing online configurator cable designs. Once registered, members will be able to immediately log in and take advantage of the exclusive Site Member benefits.