Customised cable assemblies track rail applications

17th December 2015
Mick Elliott

An expanded range of custom and value-added RF coaxial cable assemblies and power jumper cable assemblies to meet the heavy duty, harsh environment requirements of the U.S. and Canadian freight and rail passenger industry have been introduced by CDM Electronics.  These new customisation capabilities and value-added services are designed to optimise the efficiency and safety of rail-specific connectivity, as well as to help accelerate railroad industry manufacturers' time-to-market.   

Assemblies are manufactured in CDM's facilities, which are certified to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C, as well as ICP-WHMA-620 and J-STD-001.

Utilising in-stock components and cables from leading manufacturers, CDM's custom RF coaxial cable assemblies, Ethernet cable assemblies, and power cable assemblies are employed in a wide range of commercial, industrial and military train control, communications, and power transmission applications. 

They are used in systems providing critical locomotive and power car control, car control/ communications, communications-based train control, Automatic Train Control (ATC) and Positive Train Control (PTC), door controls and indications, passenger information systems and Wi-Fi, dynamic brake commands and indications, along with conventional and "smart" signaling. 

The value-added services offering comprises design and logistics, CAD capabilities, bar coding, labeling, laser marking and serialisation.

CDM further supplies off-the-shelf interconnect solutions serving the railway market.  These products include network cable assemblies, communication components, power supply cable assemblies, antennas and connectors.  

The company additionally manufactures custom and value-added interconnect cable assemblies for the commercial, telecom, medical, industrial and alternative energy sectors. 

CDM is an authorised stocking distributor of components and bulk cable from Amphenol PDC, Binder, Conec, Eaton/Cooper Interconnect, EZ Form and Times Microwave.

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