With GCT’s simple ‘Back to basics’ guides, you can be sure of specifying exactly the connectors and cable assemblies you want; products that are correct in every detail, while performing reliably and without signal loss or degradation. Installation during production also becomes as easy as possible.
In GCT’s experience of supplying custom flat flex cable assemblies, ensuring that every aspect has been thought of contributes to reducing production costs - and it’s not just about the price and delay of encountering and rectifying mistakes. As the examples below show, GCT can customise cables to cut assembly time and cost as well as improve electrical performance.
In a Robot Vacuum Cleaner application, we supplied FFCs with complex folds to ensure an accurate fit into a confined space. The folds also allowed the cables to be dropped directly onto their location, simplifying the manufacturing process.
Another FFC design – for a compact Telecom Base Station - featured not only angular folds, but also shielding to eliminate interference with the signal and other wireless frequencies.
Electrical screening was also critical to a Medical Audiometer and Tympanometer manufacturer; they specified a shielded FFC assembly which prevents interference from impacting their instruments’ internal components, ensuring accurate readings.
Below is a step by step guide to completely defining your cable assembly. Note that this is a conceptual description only, advising you of the issues you need to think of to ensure a successful solution. Consult GCT’s technical specialists to obtain drawings and hard dimension information.