While cable whips are built to withstand industrial environments, they often need to be replaced due to a facility’s layout changes. In a constantly changing business environment; warehouses and shop floor layouts may need to be reconfigured to optimize a business’s systems, equipment, and workflow to:
Permit higher-density usage
Adapt to changes in the products being shipped or manufactured
As a facility’s core elements are moved or added to, they often need new cable whips because the equipment requires cables with a different length and/or connectors. Ecommerce fulfillment centers, such as Amazon, are a great example of facilities that rely on cable whips to drive automation, efficiency, density, and accuracy. The flexibility of swapping out a different cable whip is key to enabling the speedy delivery of those ecommerce purchases we love and now rely on.
Sending the Right Signals
While cable whips are ruggedized, they are simple and designed to send both power and signals. Everyone knows what power means, but the term ”signals” deserves a second look. The word “signal” is used instead of data because the information sent back and forth via the wire whip is extremely basic and corresponds to information such as
stop or go
slow down or speed up
To put it another way…data must be interpreted to be valuable, while signals are essentially an electric pulse used like a toggle switch. Signals transmitted through a simple cable whip are applied in a myriad of ways in a smart warehouse or factory including:
Changing the speed of a conveyor belt or assembly line
Beginning or ending the scan of a product or label
Retrieving or placing an item in a specific location
Sending an alert triggered by predetermined conditions
Making cable whips isn’t difficult. A wire whip consists of
conductive wires with a ruggedized jacket for sending the signal and/or power
connectors to link equipment.
Responsive Flexible and Smart
At DECA we understand that flexibility on our part will enable you to maximize the profit per space or package and support your company’s success and growth. Whether your facility's team is in house or you work with a master electrical contractor, we work with you to understand your requirements. Being responsive to adjust to a customer’s need for changes in length, connectors, and material specifications is the key to building wire whips that support your facility’s optimizations.
Contact DECA Today
Contact us today if you are looking for:
cable whips rugged enough to handle the your warehouse/factory environment
cable whips that send clear signals to keep things running smoothly
a supplier that can be responsive, flexible and smart to adapt your cables to your facilities
Call us at 419-884-0071 or use our online quote form