Bowden Cable Applications

Binder + Wöhrle manufactures customer-specific Bowden cable applications and wire cable solutions in the Black Forest for over 60 years.

Flat hierarchical structures and a flexible production layout allow a high reaction speed in the realization of customer requests for almost every imaginable Bowden cable and every plastic profile. A wide range of machinery with eroding machines, grinding machines and a turning/milling center enables an almost sovereign toolingmaking. In combination with a quality management with the latest testing systems ensure an independent, high-quality and reliable production of your Bowden cable solution.

We will be happy to advise you on your Bowden cable solution. Please contact Mr. Rainer Schmid.

Actuating Systems

The flexible assembly of Binder + Wöhrle enables the realization of customer-specific requirements beyond the pressing of components. A wide variety of connecting parts for Bowden cable applications and also other system components of actuating cables can be manufactured, complemented and assembled.

Connection Parts for Bowden Cable Sheats

The product portfolio of Binder + Wöhrle allows the realization of the most diverse shapes, colors and combination for connecting parts of Bowden cable sleeves. The sleeves can be pressed onto the bare sheath, onto the plastic-coated sheath or injection-molded onto plastic sheaths. In regard of technical requirements, it is also possible to inject the connecting parts onto coated wire spiral sheaths or to press metal sleeves onto plastic tubes. The molding and the material used depend on the requirements of the Bowden cable. Brass, steel and various plastics are most commonly used.

Cable Core Connection Parts made of Zamak

Cable end connections made of zamak allow almost limitless shaping options for connecting parts of the inner cables of Bowden cables and actuating cables. Both simple standardized parts, such as C-nipples or D-nipples, and complex, individually designed special designs can be injection molded onto the end of the inner cable using zinc pressure die casting, also called IMA. The molding process in the injection mold ensures that the end connections are produced with virtually identical dimensions. The production of zamak end connections also enables cost optimization of material and process costs compared with pressed parts. Furthermore, delivery times for any pressed parts are eliminated because the zinc die casting alloy is always in stock.

Wire Cable End Connections

The design of the wire rope end connections is almost unlimited. The simplest shapes can be realized, for example by bending the end of a wire rod or bending a sheet metal sleeve when threaded onto a rope. A wide variety of standardized parts such as D-nipples can be pressed. Towing eyes are also commonly used and allow easy installation of the Bowden cable and process-safe transmission of the force. The size of the cable end connections can be specified for the individual actuating cable. Materials typically used are steel, brass or zamak.

Bowden Cable Assembly

This Bowden cable sample exemplifies that the assembly of Binder + Wöhrle is able to manufacture even very complex Bowden cable applications with many different and delicate components. In order to ensure the functioning of critical actuating cables, individual test stations can also be implemented in these exceptional cases, for example to ensure the interruption of a current.

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