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HellermannTyton – A History of Innovation 

HellermannTyton – A History of Innovation Electrical wiring in the early 1930s was encased with rubber and bound by cotton thread. Stripping the wire for termination produced very frayed and untidy results. Inspired by the tiny rubber tubes in bicycle valves, German inventor and entrepreneur Paul Hellermann devised a system to address this problem. His […]

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M & A 101: Lessons Learned From Decades of Deals Mar/Apr 2020

Perception vs. Reality: An Avoidable Obstacle in Consummating a Deal by Loren Smith A gap between perception and reality––on the seller’s side or the buyer’s––is often the biggest barrier to getting a deal done. If the owner of a wire harness company or the prospective buyer has not been exposed to the basic steps in […]

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Zuken Innovation World 2020

Upcoming Zuken Innovation World   In order to stay abreast of industry developments and ever changing customer needs, Zuken has created a series of user group meetings called Zuken Innovation World. The gathering that covers the Americas will be held on April 27 – 30 on Coronado Island in San Diego, and WHN spoke with […]

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Back to Basics Mar/Apr 2020 – Thermal Wire Stripping

BACK TO BASICS SOLDERED WIRE TERMINATION SERIES By:  Ray Cirimele, STI Electronics, Inc.   This is the first of a series that will review soldered wire terminations from beginning to end in detail.  Wire preparation is the first step in the process and wire insulation removal (stripping) is the first step in wire preparation. There […]

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Leadership: Putting Insights Into Action Mar/Apr 2020

Gamification: Why it Matters to Manufacturing By Paul Hogendoorn Think about the importance of people in your manufacturing business for a moment. Yes, they are your employees, and yes, they are most likely your biggest input cost and your biggest monthly expense. Yes, they may be your most valuable resource, and yes, your biggest headache […]

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Company Profile: Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable

Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable It’s not often we get to profile a company that is over 100 years old.  Wiring Harness News was privileged to learn more about Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable in a conversation with Jason Kline, Director of Marketing.  Jason provided some detailed history prior to our chat. Originally founded as […]

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Defect-Free Wire Cutting and Stripping

Defect-Free Wire Cutting and Stripping Wire Cutting and Stripping (C&S) machines have been around for over 100 years.  Until recently, C&S machines did not have the ability to detect whether the insulation stripping blades have touched and have possibly damaged the underlying conductor.  Stripping quality control has been left to the judgement of the machine […]

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New Solutions Automate Wire Harness Production Line Balancing

New Solutions Automate Wire Harness Production Line Balancing Since its invention in the late eighteen hundreds, the automobile has become an integral feature of modern society and culture. Early vehicles, even those with electric propulsion systems, were primarily achievements in mechanical design and engineering. However, as vehicle technology has advanced, electric and electronic (E/E) components […]

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Is it just me . . . or is it really hot in here? Dealing with heat in electrical enclosures

Is it just me . . . or is it really hot in here? Dealing with heat in enclosures Imagine you find yourself locked in a small metal closet with little or no ventilation . . . it wouldn’t take long before you were perspiring profusely and gasping for breath. Well, now imagine that you’re […]

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M & A 101: Lessons Learned From Decades of Deals Jan Feb 2020

A Downside of Debt By Loren Smith _________________________________ Because borrowing money to finance various business activities is such a normal practice, I am often asked about the pros and cons of incurring debt.The best way for me to respond to this question is anecdotally, based on my own years as head of my wire har- […]

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Wire Wisdom – Anixter- Jan/Feb 2020 – Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Insulated Wire and Cable

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Insulated Wire and Cable EPDM rubber was developed in the early 1960s as chemical compa- nies and chemists set out to produce unique synthetic elastomers. After its first initial discovery, the DuPont chemical company was the first to re- fine the rubber into the product that we know today.The Ethylene […]

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Join Wiring Harness News at the 2020 WHMA Annual Conference

Join Wiring Harness News at the 2020 WHMA Annual Conference Few investments beat those which enrich us personally and professionally. A few years ago, WHMA embarked on a journey to vastly upgrade the offering at their annual conferences. WHMA conferences of recent years have been unparalleled opportunities to learn, grow, share, and discover new approaches […]

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Wiring Harness News Pilots a Spanish Language Newspaper

Wiring Harness News Pilots a Spanish Language Newspaper Wiring Harness News (WHN) recently partnered with M-Expo and WHMA to produce a Spanish language newspaper. The publication was delivered specifically to harness manufacturers in the all-important Juárez market, as well as distributed at the M-Expo Wire Processing Show held in Juárez last October. The publication featured […]

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New Benefits with Automated Soldering Innovations

By Apollo Seiko Soldering has long been considered a method of choice in the joining of electronic components to wire leads. When properly executed it produces a dependable connection that is vibration resistant and able to survive corrosive environments.  Automation has advanced this process even further by eliminating the inconsistencies of hand-assembly.   A soldering robot […]

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WHMA Wired-In Jan/Feb 2020

Wired In By: Christine Siebert A New Incredible Benefit for WHMA Members! And a recap of the additional great benefits included in membership A little background on the WHMA organization first. The Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association® (WHMA) was established in 1993 to serve and dedicate their resources to the global cable and wire harness industry. […]

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IPC APEX EXPO 2020 – Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence in Electronics

IPC APEX EXPO 2020 – Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence in Electronics This year marks the 20th anniversary of IPC APEX EXPO and IPC is thrilled to celebrate this event milestone with exhibitors and attendees. APEX EXPO continues to be the best place to network with peers, re-connect with fellow committee members, participate in professional […]

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Leadership: Putting Insights Into Action Jan/Feb 2020

Zero to One: Getting difficult projects started By Paul Hogendoorn The hardest thing to do is often just to get started. Stepping into the unknown, or perhaps looking forward into a big, indeterminate and not fully defined project, is easy to avoid doing. As Shawn Casemore, the outgoing president on the EMC rhetorically asked and […]

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The Power Women of the Wire Harness Industry Jan/Feb 2020

This edition of The Power Women of the Wiring Harness Industry features Diana Zielonka.   Diana Zielonka is a ‘Power Woman’ in the wire harness industry.  She is currently employed at Fiat Chrysler’s Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan but her path started many miles South in Honduras. Although Diana’s father worked as an electronics technician […]

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Company Profile: Electrex, Inc.

Industry Profile:  Electrex.                                                               In many ways, Electrex is not unlike other cable and harness assembly manufacturers. Their products, processes, quality standards and even their […]

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REACH is Getting Some Teeth

REACH is Getting Some Teeth Michael Wurzman & Heidi M. Wittenborn, RSJ Technical REACH is starting to get some teeth, but that doesn’t mean it has to take a bite out of your bottom line! Until now many companies worldwide including many in the EU have adopted a strategy of ignoring REACH entirely as enforcement […]

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