In a perfect world, regardless of the application, COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) components provide the exact performance required and are the precise shape and size for the job-at-hand. However, when it comes to reality, this is rarely the case. Virtually all designs involve compromise and trade-offs.
In some cases, this is a painless process involving just a few, low-priority parameters. In other cases, the leap is just too much. Many projects wind up being sidetracked because the orchestrators are moving from one site to another or calling various companies trying to search for the exact item they need with the specifications required.
This is where custom electrical contacts (or any custom-made product) can be invaluable. Learn why choosing custom-made products makes more sense.
As mentioned above, having to search around for the component that is “just right” is a time-consuming process. It requires you to take the focus off what you are trying to do to find the components needed. With custom-made electrical contacts, this isn’t the case. You simply give the manufacturer your specifications, and they will create the part that you need without making you wait long periods of time.
While purchasing a custom-made component may seem like it is going to be a costlier endeavor, think about it. The time you waste trying to find a pre-made part that meets your specifications is costing you time, which is money. By choosing a custom product to begin with, you save both time and money.
Avoid Problems from the Start
When it comes to custom electrical contacts, it’s never a good idea to try to “make it work.” This can lead to a wide array of issues now and in the future. If a custom contact is not used, and you opt to install something that “should be fine,” you may pay for it in a number of devastating ways. Avoid this situation by going with custom contacts to begin with.
When it comes to working on any project, there are myriads of benefits offered by choosing custom components. By doing so, you can avoid the hassle that goes along with trying to find something that may work only to find out it doesn’t down the road. The increased initial investment it requires will be well worth it in the long run, saving you both time and money.