The world is onrush, advancements and innovations are on the board. But the main thing is that how a new product can sustain. Products definitely intrude by some out sources so to protect them from intrusions people should find ways. If we talk about the common wire harness or cables that are being used in every electrical and mechanical Equipments, are also affecting by environment or other out sources. To avert them from the impacts, one has to carry out proper “cable packaging”.
Power cables usually use in almost every urban networks, industries and power plants, however network cables are also being used globally. Cable packaging matters a lot, that’s why at the time of packaging, many factors should be considered like, internal diameter of the drum must be at least 20 times larger than the outer diameter of cable, recyclable, temperature resistant, should have appropriate rigidity, and moreover should be user-friendly.
Description of the cable is also important so that one can easily go through the main points. Therefore on the outer side of the cable packaging, proper information regarding the cable is mentioned like, name of the manufacturer, code of power cable along with factory number and year of manufacturing, length of cable, weight of the cable alone and along with the drum, standards on the basis of which cable is manufactured and tested, and in last the directions are given to unwind it.
The production of cable packaging is done by using polymeric materials, usually known as packaging materials and are listed as;
- Low density poly ethylene (LDPE)
- High density poly ethylene (HDPE)
- Poly propylene (PP)
- Homo and copolymers of styrene-polystyrene (PS)
- Styrene acrylonitrile (SAN)
- Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
- Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC)
- Polyamide and polyesters
- Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
- Polycarbonate (PC)
Some cables are also retain in self lock plastic zipper bags, these are durable enough to protect these cables for long from environment and from risks. The cables place in these are first folded vertically in a way to prevent breakage of internal wiring.
Now-a-days the most propounded plastic packaging material for cables is polyethylene, it’s a macromolecular product obtained by the polymerization of ethylene. It has several environmental benefits, like manufacturing is clean, recyclable, etc. However to make cable packaging user friendly, the reel of cables are enclosed in boxes having a little space from which you can easily pull over the cable without any breakage or resistance.
Cable packaging is one of the important topic to emphasis on. Basically packaging gives a protection from intrusions and preserves it. Moreover it also impart easy handling and transportation. Even it also plays an important role in marketing that is more attractive packaging gives out more customers.
The ways of cable packaging are quite same for either USB power cables or simple connectors and cables as all possess same type of threats from environment.