Technical Cable Applications, a custom cable manufacturing company based in the Puget Sound area of Washington state, is determined to not only be one of the top M12 cable manufacturers in the country as they have been for about two decades, but to become the de facto choice for any industry leader in need of custom M12 connector, assembly and harness solutions. After investing heavily into their facility over the course of 2021 and 2022 by expanding their facility by 50%, purchasing a top of the line Schleuniger 36SP Crimp Center to triple their efficiency in all sorts of crimping, tinning and automated wire processing, and becoming ISO 9001:2015 certified, there is no doubt that Technical Cable Applications is committed to growth and excellence in their M12 cable manufacturing and solutions.
M12 connectors and cable terminals have become one of the most popular and flexible connector options since their very first implementation in the 1980s. While the most accurate term for all M12 and older iterations of connectors M8 and M5 is “IEC metric screw sized connectors,” nowadays M12 is by far the most well known terminology to describe essentially all of the variations within this family of connectors. While the term “M12 cable” or “M12 connector” has become a broader term used to describe all sorts of variations with different pin configurations, applications and coded pin assignments the benefits of this kind of connector and cable remain powerful and highly applicable for most manufacturers’ needs. Technical Cable Applications strives to be the premier M12 cable manufacturer in the United States, with custom cable manufacturing capabilities for any type of M12 connector, cable, harness or assembly to meet their customers’ needs in automation, industrial manufacturing and other industries.
While M12 does cover a wide range of connectors and applications that are not all M12 connectors in the original sense, M12 connectors are separate and should not be confused with the miniature-DIN connector (DIN standing for Deutsches Institut für Normung, the name of the organization that standardized the size and connectors used for the original DIN connector in the 1970s) that is often used for similar applications. The M12 connector is far more well known at this point as “m12 connector” is searched for 2400 times a month on Google, while “mini din connector” receives 320 times a month on Google. While mini-DIN has its applications and advantages, M12 connectors are more popular in the United States and Technical Cable Applications is proud to specialize in M12 cable manufacturing and custom solutions with M12 connectors.
Technical Cable Applications is not only one of the top M12 cable manufacturers in the States, but is working hard to be the top custom cable manufacturer for all sorts of connectors and applications for just about any industry that works here. However, they are committed to continuing their excellence and high quality control for M12 connectors for as long as they are in use by so many industries. Dustin Twiggs, VP of Technical Cable Applications noted, “M12 cable assemblies are our bread and butter and have been since we opened in 2002, and while they’ve been around and in use for a long time we’re proud to be experts in all the unique variations and applications that our customers still use them for.”