Turnersville, N.J. - CDM Electronics, an authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, provides an expanded range of custom and value-added RF coaxial cable assemblies and power jumper cable assemblies to meet the heavy duty, harsh environment requirements of the U.S. and Canadian freight and rail passenger industry. With growing opportunities for drive systems, communications, and power transmission systems, these new custom capabilities and value-added services are designed to optimize the efficiency and safety of rail-specific connectivity, the company said. The new services and support also are expected to help accelerate railroad industry manufacturers' time-to-market.
CDM uses in-stock components and cables from leading manufacturers to manufacture the custom RF coaxial cable assemblies, Ethernet cable assemblies, and power cable assemblies. Earlier this year, CDM added the Clements National Company's Cadillac brand of 27-point jumper assemblies, receptacles and accessories for freight and rail passenger trainline communication and control to its products portfolio. The stocked parts include the CRA Series receptacles with male contacts, the CPA Series jumper assemblies with female contacts, as well as replacement cover kits, socket and pin contact kits.
The custom and value-added cable assemblies are manufactured in CDM's facilities, which are certified to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C, as well as ICP-WHMA-620 and J-STD-001. Value-added services includes design and logistics, CAD capabilities, bar coding, labeling, laser marking and serialization.
These assemblies are used in a variety of commercial, industrial and military train control, communications, and power transmission applications. They are used in systems providing critical locomotive and power car control, car control/ communications, communications-based train control, Automatic Train Control (ATC) and Positive Train Control (PTC), door controls and indications, passenger information systems and Wi-Fi, dynamic brake commands and indications, along with conventional and "smart" signaling.
CDM also supplies off-the-shelf interconnect solutions for the railway market. These products include network cable assemblies, communication components, power supply cable assemblies, antennas and connectors. In addition, CDM manufactures custom and value-added interconnect cable assemblies for the commercial, telecom, medical, industrial and alternative energy sectors.
CDM is an authorized stocking distributor of components and bulk cable from Amphenol PDC, Binder, Conec, Eaton/Cooper Interconnect, EZ Form and Times Microwave.