Industry Tips & Articles

We pride ourselves on being a valuable partner to our clients, whether we’re collaborating to solve a product challenge, guiding our teams through a project, or delivering a custom solution. Here is where we share articles, best practices and industry tips to help inform and guide our customers on a variety of topics.

  • Coiled Cords Are Everywhere - The world is wireless yet coiled cords are everywhere. Even in a wireless environment, power has to come from somewhere—and you cannot transmit power wirelessly because of issues with safety, control, and interference. Moreover, wireless transmissions of data are not truly secure in, for example, military, aviation, or medical environments where secure communications are life… Read More...
  • Just-in-Time Manufacturing in the Cable Industry - A lot of raw materials go into cables, cords, harnesses, and their connectors. In turn, those cables, cords, harnesses, and connectors are the components that our customers need to fall within their scheduling, budget, and performance constraints. The manufacturing process, from sourcing supplies to creating end products, requires a strategy that aligns raw material supply… Read More...
  • Cost-Effective, Top Performing – Cable & Harness Assembly in 4 Steps - You have products—perhaps industrial, military, solar and wind power, agricultural, or transportation—that require complicated cables and harnesses. Your engineers come up with a design, but is it as cost-effective to produce and as high performing as it could be?  Here are four steps you can take to ensure that the budget and performance specifications… Read More...
  • Making Your Products Safe for Your Health & Environment - In a previous blog post, we discussed materials declarations and some of the initiatives we are taking to ensure compliance with European Union (EU) and US regulations. One of those initiatives at Whitney Blake is the compilation of a Materials Declaration List. The Materials Declaration List The EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Materials (RoHS), the EU’s… Read More...
  • Do you worry about material declarations and hazardous material? - The European Union has strict regulations concerning chemicals that might be hazardous to humans or the environment. Most small US companies without European customers feel they can ignore those regulations; however, Whitney Blake has taken a different stand. We believe in good manufacturing practices, in anticipating problems, and most of all in protecting our clients.… Read More...
  • The Latest Trends in the Cable and Connectors Market - Whitney Blake is known for working with customers to create the cables, cords, and connectors they need to keep ahead of market trends. But what trends are affecting the market right now? According to a report by Technavio Research, the global coaxial cables market is being driven by greater investments and spending in the aerospace,… Read More...
  • Full-Cycle Project Management - When you need help moving from prototype to marketplace, we can help. Our project managers know cables, cords, connectors, wires, harnesses and assemblies, and how to manage the entire supply chain. Our knowledge ensures the highest level of productivity. We take your ideas from conception to production, from raw material to quick-turn delivery. We work… Read More...
  • Custom Solutions & Design: Fresh Ideas & Practical Solutions - Do you have a tough problem that needs to be solved?  We have steep history in aligning our designs to meet the needs of our customers, all while ensuring solid performance and quality built on the Whitney Blake name.  When you face tough design problems, turn to Whitney Blake, where 100 years of manufacturing experience… Read More...
  • FIRE-TUFF® cables and cords keep fire professionals safe! - Firefighters have dangerous jobs as it is, but something many of us do not consider is that their communications equipment is exposed to extreme heat repeatedly. Many cables that are exposed to high temperatures often fail to protect the wires they are encasing, and fire professionals rely on the ability to communicate with their team.… Read More...
  • Case Study Blog: We Solved a Molded Spice Junction Leaky Seal with Excellent Results - One of our customers needed a military grade communication assembly that could withstand water immersion. One of the design elements gave them trouble: a molded splice junction. The original design required multiple injection molding steps but still did not create a reliable seal against water. As a result, the assembly repeatedly failed leak testing and… Read More...

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