Wire Processing Assembly

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Helukabel Joins CC-Link Partner Association

August 1, 2014

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.
July 1, 2014

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.
July 1, 2014

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.
April 1, 2014

 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.
April 1, 2014

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.
April 1, 2014

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


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The Splice is Right

January 20, 2014

New aluminum applications create welding challenges.


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Crimp Force Monitoring-Recipe for Success

January 20, 2014

Crimp quality detection systems are a great tool, if they’re used correctly.


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Cutting it Close

January 20, 2014

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.


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Market for Automotive Wire Harnesses to Grow 11 Percent

December 9, 2013

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.


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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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