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Wire Harnesses for Appliances

Wire harnesses for appliances must be designed to resist heat, vibration, water, chemicals and other factors.


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What’s New With Applicators

New technology solves age-old wire crimping problems.


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Iconn Perfects Custom Cable Assembly

Engineering expertise and skilled assemblers help iCONN Systems LLC carve its own niche in the overmolded cable assembly marketplace.


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Harness-design software speeds racecar construction

Every summer since 1998, teams of college students from around the world have come to the United Kingdom to participate in the international Formula Student (FS) racing competition.


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Helukabel Joins CC-Link Partner Association

ELGIN, IL—Cable manufacturer Helukabel has joined the CC-Link Partner Association, the nonprofit organization that manages and oversees CC-Link networking technology.


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Wire Harness Recycling

Toyota has developed a new technology for recycling the copper contained automotive harnesses.

By some estimates, approximately 40 years’ worth of mineable copper resources remains worldwide. At the same time, global consumption is growing, driven particularly by infrastructure-related demand for wiring in emerging markets.


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Robotic Assembly of Automotive Wire Harnesses

New research suggests that six-axis robots can be used to install automotive wiring harnesses.

Multi-axis robot arms perform a wide variety of processes in automotive assembly plants, including painting, welding and fastening.


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Testing Automotive Wire Harnesses

Today’s testers can quickly perform continuity, hipot and component-specific tests on simple and complex harnesses.

 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. 


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Laser Wire Stripping

Lasers are a clean-cut alternative to mechanical blades.

Metal blades are typically used to strip insulation from wire or cable. However, there is an alternative—lasers.


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Choosing Wire Terminals and Contacts

Wire terminals are available in a wide variety of designs.

Wires are rarely connected directly to an electrical or electronic assembly.


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EVENTS

Industry

2015 Wiring Harness Manufacturers Annual Conference

2/18/15
Las Vegas - Renaissance Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
United States

The annual WHMA Wire Harness Conference offers attendees the latest industry information and trends. A small trade show featuring the industry's leading suppliers is also included.

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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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Anyone even thinking about advanced power tools needs to pick the brain of Eric Dees. He’s the Global Lean Business Process Leader for Ingersoll Rand Power Tools and Category Manager for their Assembly Tools Business.

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