Frequently Asked Questions

Does AEH have the capability to design and manufacture variations of existing catalog items?

Yes and in many cases AEH has the capability to modify existing tooling to produce parts with different lengths, hole sizes and other desired features. Of course, new tooling or tooling modification costs and volume requirements will be critical factors in determining the ultimate piece part costs for those products. Contact your AEH representative or call AEH directly at 1-800-778-7234 with your specific product requirements.

Where are All Electronics Hardware’s products manufactured?

The majority of the products sold by All Electronics Hardware are manufactured here in the Upper Midwest on proprietary tooling owned exclusively by AEH.

Our engineering design team continues to design products packed with value added improvement features while at the same time we strive to find ways to significantly improve production efficiencies with our proprietary tooling.

The trend to manufacture a greater percentage of our product offering that is produced on AEH proprietary owned tooling continues in 2007.

What is a functional equivalent part?

A functional equivalent is a part that might have some design or style differences in appearance when compared to another manufacturer's part, but offers all of the same critical dimensions such as hole diameter, board thickness, spacing height or bundle diameter, allowing the part to perform as required when used in application. Contact AEH at 1-800-778-7234 with questions about your specific application needs.

What is the basic difference between 94V-0 and 94V-2 plastic material?

Generally parts produced with 94V-0 material will self extinguish from a combustible flame condition more quickly than the same part that is produced from 94V-2 material. Contact AEH at 1-800-778-7234 with your specific material characteristic and product application questions.

When would you suggest the use of ultraviolet black (UVB) cable ties?

Ultraviolet Black (UVB) nylon AEH cable ties are recommended where ties are to be used in applications where there is any significant or prolonged exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet rays. Contact AEH at 1-800-778-7234 for more information regarding the selection of the proper cable tie for your specific application.

What type of wire connector or electrical terminal should I use?

Each wire connector and electrical terminal offered by All Electronics Hardware is designed to handle specific ranges of wire combinations and voltage applications. In no circumstance should anyone use a connector or terminal that does not fit these specified application ranges or limits!

Nylon closed end pigtails, insulated terminals, tap splices and push-in connectors often are used for repetitive and permanent connections and if properly applied are typically more vibration resistant than other types of wire connectors.

Our AEH line of economy, standard and wing-type screw-on wire connectors are often used for wire termination applications where wires can either be added or removed at a later time. This is usually accomplished without the need to cut the wires already being used for the existing termination and in most cases the existing connector can be reused. AEH also offers several sizes of screw-on wire connectors for use in high temperature (to 150 degrees C) environments.

Contact AEH at 1-800-778-7234 with your specific wire termination application questions.

What should I do when I'm in doubt about which AEH product to use for a particular application?

Contact AEH directly at 1-800-778-7234 or the AEH sales representative in your area. Based on your application information and our experience we can provide helpful suggestions and insight to aid you in choosing the correct AEH products that would best meet your requirements. We can then send samples for testing purposes.

Question: Extruded plastic part or injection molded plastic part?

Answer: Extruded plastic is plastic that has gone through an extrusion process. Extruded Part In this continuous process, thermoplastic resins or plastic polymers are melted, heated and pumped. Molten plastic material is pulled through a calibration system, which includes a die. The die shapes the plastic into the desired shape, or profile. Different methods are used to cool the extrusion as it is pushed from the die and in many cases a cutoff station is employed to produce multiple parts of the same length and shape. The high cost of building multiple cavity injection tools is avoided.

The injection molding process also uses the process of heating and pushing molten plastic into a die with a single or multiple cavities. Injection Molded Part Injection molded parts are quickly cooled by water or specific coolants running through the die so that the parts are very quickly cooled and not distorted as they are ejected from the tool. Many different types of plastics can be used in the injection molding process and molds can be built with very precise tolerances when required. In most cases the determined number of cavities built into an injection tool is a fine balance between the cost of the tooling and the individual piece part cost for the expected volume of parts to be produced from the tool.