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Wire Processing Assembly
Metal blades are typically used to strip insulation from wire or cable. However, there is an alternative—lasers.
Wires are rarely connected directly to an electrical or electronic assembly.
When watching an operator test an automotive wire harness, one is reminded of old-time photos and TV skits about telephone switchboard operators of the 1950s and 1960s.
Crimp quality detection systems are a great tool, if they’re used correctly.
Blades might not get much attention, but they’re crucial for quality wire stripping and cutting. The challenge is selecting the right blade for each wire.
DETROIT—The global market for automotive wiring harnesses is expected increase at a compound annual growth rate of of 11 percent from 2012 to 2016.
According to many experts, 3D printing promises to revolutionize the way numerous products are designed and mass-produced.
Making sure every crimp is a quality crimp is a critical function of all harness manufacturers. So critical, in fact, that many manufacturers mandate it within their own facilities or those of their suppliers to make sure each crimp meets all customer specifications.
When high-voltage cable assemblies and their connectors fail, it is generally catastrophic. This is because a dielectric breakdown has occurred.
This is the nation’s largest dedicated wire processing event. Last year’s show represented over 35 states and 29 countries and marked the largest event in the show’s history with over 160 exhibitors. Show producers hope to again create a world-class marketplace.Read More