Many of us remember landline phones with coiled cords as they have been with us for decades. They are a staple of many different industries, especially telecommunications.
A coiled (retractile or retractable) cord or cable is a cable that can be extended and will return to its original contracted form while minimizing the stress on the wire. Unlike many other kinds of cords, coiled cords build protection into the design itself, making them highly durable.
How coiled cords are made
Coiled cords are carefully processed and coated with plastic insulation for protection. They are covered in a special plastic that can be made into a spring or coil. The cable is then coiled and heat-treated in a variety of ways to achieve the desired results. Because of the special process by which the cords are coiled, the wires can stretch and retract as needed without undue wear on the wires held inside.
Qualities of coiled cords
- They keep workplaces safe and organized.
- They are highly flexible, versatile and durable.
- They save space.
- They can withstand extreme temperatures.
- They can be specifically made to carry multiple types of wires within the same piece.
Uses for coiled cords
Coiled cords are useful for carrying:
- Telephone signals
- Internet signals
One of the most important qualities of coiled cords is the safety they provide. Its ability to stretch out and retract on their own keeps people and workplaces safer for everyone. They also help keep things running more efficiently, since coiled cords can be specifically made to carry multiple types of wires within the same piece. This not only saves space in busy or compact environments, but also helps in keeping wires more organized.
Olympic Wire & Cable Corp.
Olympic Wire & Cable Corp. manufactures and supplies a comprehensive range of coiled cords. We have been serving the wire and cable industry for over 35 years, which has made us the technical experts who speak your language. For all your coiled cords needs, call 937-227-7996 or email us at email@example.com.