Hot off the Presses - L-com’s 2018 Master Catalog

January 25, 2018 at 8:00 AM


The big reveal is here and we’re ready to share our 2018 Wired & Wireless Product Guide full of thousands of products including many new and best-selling items. Long regarded as a valuable resource for technicians, engineers and educators, L-com’s master catalog is packed with tips, tutorials, full-color product images and more, making it an excellent reference guide and educational tool.


Here are some of the new products featured this year:

·       M12 Ethernet Cabling for Harsh Environments

·       Continuous Flex Industrial Cables

·       HDMI High Flex Cables

·       Outdoor-Rated Ethernet Assemblies

·       Premium Panel Mounted Mini Coupler Kits

·       IP68-Rated Ruggedized LC Plugs and Receptacles

·       USB 3.1 Adapters

·       Category-Rated IP67 Bulkhead Shielded Panel Mount Couplers with Dust Cap

·       Heated 14x12x6 Enclosures


Getting a copy of our Wired & Wireless Product Guide is easy, simply fill out our online product guide request form and we will mail it to you straight away. You can also view this year’s catalog as a flip book or download pages from the product guide as PDFs.


How Tough is Your Cable?

November 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM


Let us give you a general reminder that says a lot in just a few words:


Not all cables are created equal.


Have you ever considered that your application or next networking project might require more than a standard cable, whether it be USB, Ethernet, HDMI or other interface?


Of course, in either scenario you want a cable that is built to last. That’s why armored cables are built to stand up to the harshest of environments.


Armored cables are commonly used in factory automation, manufacturing networks, chemical and petroleum processing networks, and in any Industrial communication or Industrial HMI and A/V application.


For example, complex chemical and oil refining facilities employ some of the most sophisticated process control systems found in any industry. Mass-scale process control delivers consistently high system output (both quantity and quality) while simultaneously minimizing labor input and safety issues.


These results can only be achieved through the deployment of complex network control systems (including ruggedized cabling) that must operate under harsh conditions. Multiple control and monitoring points must interconnect in environments that include corrosive liquids and gases, severe heat and cold, high pressure and more. 


If you take a closer look at the details of your environment, you might be surprised to find that at least one of these factors puts it into the “harsh environment” category.


L-com offers an extensive line of metal and plastic armored cable assemblies to address all types of these industrial and harsh environment connectivity applications.


Here are some common features you’ll find throughout our ruggedized cable selection:

  • Choose from either metal armor that provides 1,500 pounds per square inch crush resistance to  protect cables from damage, OR plastic tubing - that provides 800 PSI crush resistance.
  • Heavy duty metal and plastic coupling nuts ensure armored sleeves remain anchored
  • Cable shielding provides maximum protection against EMI/RFI
  • Specially jacketed cable for use in hot/cold/corrosive environments (some types)


And for a detailed layout of the “behind the scenes” of how these cables are constructed, below are some diagram tutorials. Have a look and give us a call if you have any questions!


Armored D-Subminiature Cable Assemblies



Armored USB Cable Assemblies



Armored HDMI Cable Assemblies



Armored DVI Cable Assemblies



And last but not least: Armored Ethernet Assemblies



All of L-com’s armored cable assemblies are available off the shelf for same day shipping with no minimum order quantities.


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