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Intelligent Vs. Non-intelligent Part Numbers

Intelligent Vs. Non-intelligent Part Numbers: Which are better in manufacturing?   By Adam Amos, Flux Connectivity   In the world of manufacturing, there are different methods by which parts are managed. And, in the cable and harness production industry, there is an ongoing debate about which of those methods are best. There are two, in […]

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Leadership: Putting Insights Into Action July/Aug 2019

Trump, Trudeau, and the USMCA By Paul Hogendorn Hardly a day goes by without a political headline, and unfortunately, most of those headlines have little to do with anything that really makes a difference to manufacturers, but the significant policies they put in place really do. It is worth examining these policies objectively, independent of […]

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A Day in the Life of a Standards Trainer

A Day in the Life of a Standards Trainer Discussion with Frank Honyotski of STI   WHN ran into Frank Honyotski, Lead Master Instructor for STI Electronics, Inc. at a recent trade event. Among other things, STI is a leading training center for the IPC/WHMA A-620 specification. Frank had some great insights on training and […]

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Panduit® Invests in Consultative Application Engineering Program to Support Heavy-Duty Equipment OEM Customers

Panduit® Invests in Consultative Application Engineering Program to Support Heavy-Duty Equipment OEM Customers Company provides customized wire and cable management solutions for OEMs Panduit, a leading global provider of electrical and network infrastructure solutions, has invested in further expanding its Consultative Application Engineering program. The program, which provides industry best practice recommendations, application specific observations […]

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Electrically Checking Crimps

Improving Cable Quality & Reliability Electrically Checking Crimps with Multiconductor Testers Overview Crimped connections may be defective mechanically and/or electrically. Multiconductor testers are powerful tools used for qualifying electrical integrity. Delivering empirical data, they can provide full measurement data for every pin-to-pin connection. Here we discuss the best practical way to test for electrically bad […]

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Back to Basics: Heat-Shrink Products and Applications

Heat-Shrink Products and Their Application Demands By: TE Connectivity Heat-shrink tubing has been a staple in the electronics industry for more than 50 years. It is used for sealing, protecting, insulating, strain-relieving, and identifying wires and cables. By cross linking polymers, you achieve a material that allows you to do things you cannot do with […]

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The Battery Show – September 10-12, 2019 Suburban Collection Showplace Novi, MI

Powering Innovation The basic components of the battery haven’t changed since 1748, but its technology, materials, and applications sure have. While first widely used to power electrical telegraph networks, today’s battery applications in automobiles, consumer electronics, medical devices, and stationary storage don’t just power our daily lives — they transform how we travel, interact, and […]

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A Look into The Future of Vehicle Wiring Design

May - June 2019

A Look into The Future of Vehicle Wiring Design Vehicle OEMs Are Starting to Focus on Equipment Wiring Vehicle OEMs with new growth products (think Tesla) along with startup aerospace OEMs (think Blue Origin), are creating products that naturally have a higher electrical system content. As such, they are starting to focus on improving their […]

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Wire Wisdom – Anixter May/June 2019 -Red Plague in Silver-Plated Conductors

May - June 2019

Red Plague in Silver-Plated Conductors The phenomenon of red plague becomes news in the wire and cable industry about every ten to fifteen years. It typically appears with a manufac- turer new to making high-tempera- ture silver-plated wire or silver-plated braid. Red plague occurs when the silver plating becomes damaged and is subject to moisture […]

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WHMA Wired-In May/June 2019

May - June 2019

Wired In By Christine Siebert IPC and WHMA Standards Support the Automotive and Wire Harness Industries One of the most valuable, educational and packed presentations at this year’s WHMA Annual Wire Harness Conference, “IPC and WHMA Standards Supporting the Automotive and Wire Harness Industries” was presented by Constantino Gonzalez, Chairman of the IPC Acceptability Standards […]

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The Power Women of the Wire Harness Industry May/June 2019

May - June 2019

Power Women of the Wire Harness Industry by Melissa Femia This edition of WHN features a wiring harness design release engineer from Aptiv who is currently on assignment at General Motors. Nancy Lai is the Engineering Supervisor of the High Voltage, Electrification, Autonomous Group.  She has been with Delphi/Aptiv for approximately 8 years since graduating from […]

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M & A 101: Lessons Learned From Decades of Deals May/June 2019

May - June 2019

Expertise Matters   by Loren Smith Some time ago, I received an email from the owner/founder of a $10M West Coast wire harness company indicating he had reached retirement age and was exploring resources to help him find a buyer for his company. This inquiry set in motion a series of events that illuminate important […]

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Leadership: Putting Insights Into Action May/June 2019

May - June 2019

Principle. Process. Practice. By Paul Hogendoorn I spent this past weekend volunteering as a timer at a swim meet hosted by my granddaughter’s club. There were 800 swimmers and 1,500 race heats. At eight lanes per heat, it meant about 12,000 individual races had to be timed, each lane manned by three qualified timers and […]

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Ancient Reflections, Modern Applications (for the Wire Harness Industry)

May - June 2019

Ancient Reflections, Modern Applications By Wes Garner Modern man suffers from a cataclysmic concussion.  The Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution and an onslaught of technology have struck our heads with dizzying force and given us swollen egos.  With blurred vision and distorted thinking, we are now susceptible to incorrect conclusions about the world we occupy.  Illusions […]

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Survey Shows Electrification in Heavy-Duty Equipment is Here to Stay

Survey Shows Electrification in Heavy-Duty Equipment is Here to Stay Inaugural survey by Waytek, Inc. and OEM Off-Highway shows long-term cost savings and reduction in routine maintenance lead the way for advancing electrification in off-road equipment Consumers aren’t the only ones moving toward electric vehicles. Waytek, Inc. – Specialists in DC Power Distribution – partnered […]

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WHMA 2019 – Another Success!

WHMA 2019 – Another Success! The Wiring Harness Manufacturers Association held its Annual Conference in Dallas Texas this past February. It was another one for the record books as over 190 attendees enjoyed stimulating seminars and priceless networking opportunities at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel. This was the largest event in WHMA history with a 30% […]

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How the Global Harmonization of Wire Harness Standards Will Impact Heavy Equipment Specification Decision Making

May - June 2019

How the Global Harmonization of Wire Harness Standards Will Impact Heavy Equipment Specification Decision Making By Bob Rensa, Heavy duty equipment original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) continue to face challenges like global competition, compressed development cycles, fuel economy and regulatory standards, but are also being tasked with the great responsibility of supplying rugged, robust and resilient […]

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The Future of Wire Management is Already Here

May - June 2019

The Future of Wire Management is Already Here By Missy DeBord and Bruce Laabs Remember not so long ago, when products that contain lots of wire – cars and industrial machines, for example – evolved slowly and fairly predictably? No more. As a manufacturer of products that route, bundle, fasten and otherwise protect and identify […]

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Company Profile:  American Syscomptel Inc.

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Company Profile: American Syscomptel Inc.   Doug Chowning sees his business, American Syscomptel, Inc. (ASI) in Forsyth, MO, as fairly typical among his counterparts in the industry. They have a fairly broad spectrum of customers, and enjoy playing in the low volume/hi-mix arena. But Doug is no typical guy, and ASI certainly had an atypical […]

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Innovation, Growth and New Tax Incentive Opportunities for Harness Manufacturers

May - June 2019

Innovation, Growth and New Tax Incentive Opportunities for Material Handlers/Harness Manuf. By Tracy Lustyan, alliantgroup Managing Director As a result of new technologies and expanding global supply chains, the material handling and logistics market has experienced rapid growth in recent years. And considering the accelerated pace at which automated capabilities and other advanced technologies such […]

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