Insights

July 28, 2022

Traditional copper wiring has many constraints. As InfiniBand data speeds increase and data centers cluster in size, copper cable technology is being pushed to its limits. Passive cables are restricted by their conductivity and can only carry a certain amount of data over short distances. Active optical cables transcend some of the constraints of passive […]

July 20, 2022

Machine vision is a technology that uses cameras, software algorithms, and other processing hardware to generate rapidly increasing amounts of video and still imagery for real-time analysis. Nortechs Active Optical Xtreme cable is the best way too keep up with the rapid changing vision systems.  Vision systems are used in various industries, such as automotive, […]

June 30, 2022

A cable harness assembly is typically a configuration of electrical cables or wires protected by a molding or environmental-proof backshell. Used to transmit power and signals, these harnesses can range from simple commercial applications to multi-legged assemblies with complex breakouts and junctions like those used more often for defense, medical, or industrial applications. First Name(Required) […]

June 16, 2022

Whether you are designing life-saving devices or industrial equipment, PCBAs are a necessary component. PCBA designs are becoming increasingly complex yet required to fit in smaller and smaller spaces.  You may also be tasked with redesigning layouts due to obsolescence or the unavailability of existing components as a result of global supply chain issues. Regardless […]

June 9, 2022

As technology advances and the proliferation of data-centric applications such as machine vision, factory automation, and robotics increases, the need for fast, reliable data generated by powered devices in distant locations has become a necessity more than ever before. Unlike copper cables, limited by their conductivity and only able to carry a certain amount of […]

June 2, 2022

If you’re struggling with supply chain volatility, here are three critical questions to consider: Could volatility in your supply chain be traced to a flawed demand forecasting model? To what extent does stocking level accuracy impact your inventory costs?  How does your on-time delivery rate impact monthly revenue recognition? Companies who partner with a contract […]

May 26, 2022

Design for Medical Device Manufacturing Three mission-critical questions for medical device manufacturing: How much value is in speed to market? Are you losing critical development time on designs that must be revised in order to be manufactured at scale? Are inefficient design, prototyping and testing cycles leading to R&D cost overruns? Companies who engage an […]

April 25, 2022

At Nortech’s facility in Suzhou, China, we help design, prototype, and produce wire and cable assemblies of every type. This site, located about 60 miles from central Shanghai, is ISO 9001-certified and complements our existing capabilities in North America. Nortech China is an ideal option for a company looking for an Asia-based source of complex […]

April 11, 2022

We produce molded cable assemblies here at Nortech, at our Blue Earth facility in southern Minnesota. These cables are used mainly for ruggedized aerospace and defense applications. We understand the need for the reliability and sensibility of a molded cable design and want to help. We provide the vital protection your products need to keep […]

April 4, 2022

Our process is infinitely repeatable which leads to a more controlled coating thickness from board to board and from batch to batch. Video transcription: Today’s smaller circuit boards require specialized equipment for the placement of components the size of a grain of sand. Nortech’s solution to this increasingly complex challenge is the Panasonic SMT with […]