Cost-Effective, Top Performing - Cable
& Harness Assembly in 4 Steps
You have products—perhaps industrial, military, solar and wind power, agricultural, or transportation—that require complicated cables and harnesses. Your engineers come up with a design, but is it as cost-effective to produce and as high performing as it could be?
Here are four steps you can take to ensure that the budget and performance specifications you aimed for are actually delivered with your cable and harness assemblies:
- Understand your manufacturer’s specialties. Some cable and harness manufacturers specialize in one piece flow: high volumes that pass along a production line from one person to the next. Others specialize in high mix/low volumes, where a dedicated assembler walks the product through from start to finish, increasing ownership, traceability, and accountability. Others, like Whitney Blake, do both.
- Check into your manufacturer’s training program for cable and harness assemblers. Individual assemblers should be trained to IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certification, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. You want the entire team to understand the materials, methods, tests and acceptability criteria for producing interconnections, cables, and harnesses, regardless of the method they use...Read More >>