Cable Associates provides Commercial, Industrial and Military Contract Manufacturing services designed to provide a fully assembled fiber or copper assembly to suit our customer’s requirements.
Our contract manufacturing assemblies are fully RF piped, electrically wired, spliced and tested to our customer’s specifications. Cable Associates contract manufacturing services reduce installation time, quality issues and costly on-site labor. This process also maintains system integrity and reduces the possibility of equipment misplacement.
Cable Associates contract manufacturing team has over 25 years of experience installing our customer’s products into various enclosures such as 19” rack cabinet assemblies, 1RU chassis, plug-in modules and harsh environment NEMA rated enclosures. Our team works closely with customer engineering groups to aid in the improvement of the overall product while also providing assembly and testing documentation as required.
Contract Manufacturing Process
Cable Associates Inc. provides turnkey procurement solutions through manufacturing and testing of Fiber Optic, Copper and RF assemblies integrated into higher level sub-assemblies or finished goods. Our Contract Manufacturing division saves our customers time, resources and money in the manufacturing of their end products.
Contract Manufacturing Capabilities
Rack and Stack System Prefabrication
19”/23” EIA Rack
NEMA Weatherproof Chassis Integration / Assembly
- Component soldering
- Through hole PCBA soldering
- Module Installations
- RF and Optical testing
- Fiber optic splicing, routing and cabling
- RF routing and cabling
- Rack and chassis testing
Optical Component Termination
- Laser Termination
- Photodiode Termination
- Custom MTP/MPO Mapping and design
- Laser and photodiode testing available.
Transceiver Module Termination
- Transceiver Termination
- Transceiver testing
Optical Breakout Modules
- MTP/MPO to LC/SC breakout modules
- 19”& 23” Rackmount MTP/MPO breakout and shuffle chassis
Electro Static Discharge (ESD) Production Areas
- Two ESD labs with humidity control and ESD tile flooring
- ESD benchtops and Ionizers.
EST Labs Implemented For Handling
Optical Fusion Splicing
- 12 fiber ribbon and single fiber fusion splicing.
- Optical splitter chassis modules with internal fusion splicing
- Potting available upon request
- Up to 40GHz, full s-parameters testing
- Four Vector Network Analyzers
- RF Coax bending machine for forming semi-ridge RF cables
Cable Associates, Inc. continues to expand our product development capabilities with an investment in 3D Printing.
Our Craftbot IDEX XL dual head 3D printers give CAI the capability to print fiber optic fixtures and hardware used in cable assemblies with an impressive layer resolution of 50 micron.The many advantages include rapid prototyping, tangible design / product testing, and faster production times while cost effectively minimizing waste.
With a vast array of high temperature filament types and large printing area, Cable Associates is positioned to provide our customers with state of the art custom prototypes and designs.