Cables go through a lot of abuse without customers realizing that they may have been damaged, as the parts are not usually visible. The solder in the header may come loose, and the copper or fiber optic may have snapped when passing the cable through walls or connected in tight spots. Oftentimes the sleeving and housing of a cable may look fine, but the fragile components inside may be damaged.
Customers may find themselves troubleshooting other parts of the system before realizing that the culprit is the cable. To give customers peace of mind, BKSTEC undergoes cable flex test optional during the development process.
Bad soldering and damaged fiber optic are the most common cable failure points. Any cable that fails the bending test and signals quality test is sent to our quality assurance team for further testing and analysis.
After revising the manufacturing procedure and/or design of the cable, new samples are produced and passed through the same testing conditions until all the samples pass, ensuring that each user receives a trustable cable that is designed and manufactured in accordance with our high-quality standards.