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Flux Continues Amazonification of Harness Manufacturing 

Flux Continues Amazonification of Harness Manufacturing  By Joe Tito   About a year ago, I profiled Flux Connectivity and got a lot of comments about their unique manufacturing model and innovative views. Interested in their progress to date, I’ve kept in touch with the team and have learned about some exciting milestones that warrant follow-up, which include […]

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Automated Wire Processing for Panel Builds

Automated Wire Processing for Panel Builds Komax Automated Wire Processing Enables Competitive Advantage at Connexa It is very time-consuming to design and build industrial control panels manually and is historically dependent on specialists.  Estimates vary, but it can take a specialist approximately 105 seconds to process one wire manually.  For example, if there are 500 […]

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5 Quick Tips for Better Wire Management in Small Box Builds

5 Quick Tips for Better Wire Management in Small Box Builds One of the most apparent effects of COVID-19 is the increased financial burdens being dealt to people and businesses.  This financial strain has people looking to learn new skills that can generate additional lines of revenue by adding products and services offerings to clients. […]

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Model Based Engineering for Wire Harness Manufacturing

Model Based Engineering for Wire Harness Manufacturing Today’s passenger, recreational, and commercial vehicles are no longer just electro-mechanical products. Modern vehicles come equipped with an almost dizzying array of electronic features and components. These include everything from standard comfort and quality-of-life features like heated seats, air conditioning, and in-vehicle infotainment systems (IVI), to limited automation […]

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Improving Quality of Testing: Military Imaging Systems Cables and Harnesses

Improving Quality of Testing: Military Imaging Systems Cables and Harnesses Founded in 1974, and located in Tustin CA, PVP Advanced EO (AEO) started in the commercial video products business as Pacific Video Products. They re-branded in 1997 when they began focusing on military and homeland surveillance technology systems. AEO now specialize in development and integration […]

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Solutions in Cable Labeling at Dasco

Solutions in Cable Labeling at Dasco   Dasco Label was founded in 1954 by Donovan A. Schultz, and was known as the D.A Schultz Company.  Don was an electrical engineer who previously worked at 3M and wanted to start his own distribution business.  In the beginning, the company handled a wide variety of electrical supply products […]

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Cirris is Acquired by Schleuniger

The Schleuniger Group extends its “Best in Test” market position and acquires the business of US-based Cirris Systems Corp. Acquisition secures complementary testing expertise and improved market access for Schleuniger Group in the important North American market for testing and test automation of cables and harnesses Investment by Schleuniger in key growth segment and in […]

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M-EXPO Wire Processing Technology Event Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

M-EXPO Wire Processing Technology Event Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic El Paso, TX – May 5, 2020 – The 4th Annual M-EXPO Wire Processing Technology event, produced by WHMA/IPC, has been postponed due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the situation in the fall. The October 14-16, 2020 event will take place next fall in […]

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The Power Women of the Wire Harness Industry May/June 2020

The Road Not Taken by Melissa Femia   After reading about the numerous individuals highlighted in the Power Women series, I hope that readers are sharing the various engineering success stories with the young females in their lives.  While highlighting the accomplishments of the engineers, the articles seek to encourage students to take a path […]

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WHMA Wired-In May/June 2020

Wired In Just Released – IPC/WHMA-A-620 Revision D Important criteria updates, reducing unnecessary rework for products, greater ease-of-use and enhancing the acceptability with other key standards are among the changes users will find in the newly released D revision of IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. This important industry standard is […]

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Safety Labeling Reduces Liability

Safety Labeling Reduces Liability Safety comes in many forms, but from a general perspective, accident prevention is where safety begins. And this is a critical point, especially when you consider that more workers died in 2019 than in any year since 1995. If that’s not enough to raise eyebrows, last year, OSHA fines rose to […]

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FreePoint Ups the Ante on ShiftWorx Production Software

FreePoint Ups the Ante on ShiftWorx Production Software   Often, we run across press releases at WHN that pique our curiosity. Such was the case with the new ShiftWorx Plus production data software package. We had a conversation with Lisa Bailey, Director of FreePoint Technologies about the reasoning for the enhancement and more of the […]

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Maintaining Focus in Turbulent Times

Maintaining Focus in Turbulent Times Customers and Strategy Hold the Key   By Atul Minocha The more things change, the more they stay the same; it is an axiom that is true–and even comforting–during dark times and good. In fact, even at a time when the world is completely consumed, and seemingly transformed, by the […]

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CAJO TECHNOLOGIES DESIGNED A DEDICATED SOLUTION FOR MARKING WIRE HARNESSES

CAJO TECHNOLOGIES DESIGNED A DEDICATED SOLUTION FOR MARKING WIRE HARNESSES IN COLLABORATION WITH PKC GROUP PKC Group is a global supplier of automotive electronics and one of the leading wire harness manufacturers in the world. PKC designs, manufactures and integrates customized wire harnesses, related architectural components, vehicle electronics, wires and cables, especially for commercial vehicles […]

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2020 WHMA 27th Annual Wire Harness Conference

2020 WHMA 27th Annual Wire Harness Conference One of WHMA’s Most Successful Events to Date March 24, 2020 – The 2020 WHMA 27th Annual Wire Harness Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 18-20, 2020 at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa was a huge success. With a record-breaking number of 41 […]

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Back To Basics May/June 2020 – What is NEMA?

Back To Basics What is NEMA?   In the world of manufacturing, the words “safety first” couldn’t have bigger implications. One must always consider the harsh environments within which many electrical connections are used. With the help of NEMA, a “safety first” mentality is commonplace in manufacturing companies all throughout North America. What does NEMA […]

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Harness Builder for E³.series 2020 – Design to Quote

Harness Builder for E³.series 2020 – Design to Quote by Paul Harvell With the introduction of Harness Builder for E3.series 2020, Paul Harvell, the Director for the E3.series product rage at Zuken USA, feels it is edging closer to the perfect answer to the problem of creating wire harness quotations faster, and more accurately. He stresses it […]

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Leadership: Putting Insights Into Action May/June 2020

Pushing the reset button By Paul Hogendoorn I write this column as I enjoy 14 days of self-isolation. It is a forced (and not entirely unwelcomed) “pause” that has given me much time for reflection. It’s sort of like pushing the reset button. Its been sometimes said that “a crisis is too valuable a thing […]

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M & A 101: Lessons Learned From Decades of Deals May/June 2020

Pandemic Realities by Loren Smith As one would expect, our business is not different from most during this time of extreme disruption caused by the coronavirus. I continue to stay in close contact with a number of wire harness manufacturers, and each reports changes that we all hope are reversed before long. As I write […]

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Sequel Wire – A New Player with Deep Roots

Sequel Wire – A New Player with Deep Roots by Joe Tito Sequel [ˈsēkwəl] noun. A work of literature, film, theatre, television or music that continues the story of, or expands upon, some earlier work. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of working with a great team at some point in your life, you might dream […]

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