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Pelican Wire: Putting the ‘Custom’ in ‘Customer’

Pelican Wire: Putting the ‘Custom’ in ‘Customer’ When you visit Pelican Wire at their Naples, Florida manufacturing facility, you’ll quickly hear the word “custom” quite a bit and you’re sure to see tangible evidence of the word, as well. “One of our primary talking points,” says company President Ted Bill, “is the fact almost every […]

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HV Cable Terminations – Process Steps and Acceptance Criteria Made Easy

May - June 2019

HV Cable Terminations – Process Steps and Acceptance Criteria Made Easy by Pete Doyon, Schleuniger, Inc. For those who aren’t experts in high-voltage applications, I’d like to explain the key process steps and acceptance criteria in simple terms. There is no question that hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and fully electric vehicles (EV) are here to […]

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Are My Blades Sharp? Understanding the physics of a wire processing blade cutting edge

May - June 2019

Are My Blades Sharp? Understanding the physics of a wire processing blade cutting edge By J. Ruben Lozano (B.I.E) Materials, materials, we all are surrounded by them; myriads of materials, each one of them exhibiting unique and interesting physical, mechanical and energy characteristics. I am an engineer by schooling and experience – a manufacturing engineer […]

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Interview with Jim Manke, Former Executive Director – WHMA

As mentioned in the previous issue, the WHMA board has decided to enter into an affiliation agreement with IPC. As such, WHMA will rely on the world-wide reach of IPC in its executive management, a role previously held by Associations Solutions, Inc. led by Jim Manke and supported by Kathi Schlieff. Jim and Kathi have […]

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THE ROLE OF THE BLADE IN A CALIBRATED WIRE PROCESS

THE ROLE OF THE BLADE IN A CALIBRATED WIRE PROCESS By Ruben Lozano, B.I.E. Picture yourself in the middle of a busy freeway. You’re traveling at night, at a high rate of speed, and SUDDENLY, your vehicle just stops dead. Everything just turns off! Churning out low quality, unreliable wire circuits or defective, complex harnesses […]

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Company Profile: RPC Manufacturing

RPC Manufacturing:  An Unlikely Beginning Becomes a Strategy for Success for This Colorado Manufacturer RPC Manufacturing Solutions, LLC was founded by Larry Rohs in 2003 in what many would consider to be unlikely circumstances. It has everything to do with Larry’s steadfast nature and abilities as a well-rounded executive. He and his son Brian Rohs […]

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An In-depth Look at Schleuniger’s S. University eLearning Platform

An In-depth Look at Schleuniger’s S. University eLearning Platform Marc Lussier is Head of Group Technical Services at Schleuniger, Inc. Marc has been with the company for 24 years and was the driving force in the creation of S.University, Schleuniger’s new online training platform. WHN chatted with Marc just prior to last months EWPT Expo […]

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2018 Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo

Wire-to-Wire Success Once Again at the Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo   Nearly 2900 professionals gathered at the 18thAnnual Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo May 9 &10 in Milwaukee to exhibit, network, and learn during the Nation’s Largest Dedicated Wire Processing Event. Over 44,200 square feet of space was put to spectacular use by over […]

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The Power Women of the Wire Harness Industry July/Aug 2018

The Power Women of the Wire Harness Industry by Melissa Femia This edition of the ‘Power Women’ series features a wire harness engineer with roots in the Midwest. Lisa Bellin is not only a female in the male-dominated field of wire harnessing, she is also a mechanical engineer—of the least popular types of engineering among females.  […]

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M & A 101 July/Aug 2018

A Fuller Answer: How to Select an M&A Adviser  by Loren Smith After my presentation at the recent WHMA conference in Scottsdale, I was asked about the process of choosing an M&A adviser but was able to respond only briefly. Given my M&A work and my own experience running and subsequently selling my wire harness […]

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Company Profile: H&L Manufacturing

Company Profile:H&L Manufacturing H&L Manufacturing got its start in Caledonia, Michigan in 1967 under the ownership of Larry and Lila Alkema. The company initially made products to support the office furniture industry. Within a short period of time, they uncovered an opportunity to build a wire harness for the automotive industry. Wire harness production eventually […]

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Accurately Quote Harnesses – Zuken’s New Harness Builder for E3.series

Indepth Look at Zuken’s New Harness Builder for E3.series 2018 Accurately Quote Harnesses Zuken is introducing its new release of Harness Builder for E3.series. This E3.series module is designed to be used by harness manufacturers for the accurate generation of quotations and estimates plus the full creation of nailboard/pegboard documentation. Harness Builder for E3.series 2018 ispacked […]

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WHMA Wired-In July/Aug 2018

Wired In By Jim Manke, CAE WHMA Executive Director   The Wiring Harness Manufacturers Association (WHMA) has enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Wiring Harness News (WHN). In fact, over ten years ago, the WHMA Board of Directors declared WHN as the “Official” publication of the association. WHN has graciously granted WHMA a […]

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Forty Years and Four Generations at Cobra Braiding Machinery

Forty Years and Four Generations at Cobra Braiding Machinery by Tim Crighton for WHN Neil Hyde – President of Cobra Braiding Machinery – tells Wiring Harness News about his company’s success and adaptability in 40 years of manufacturing, and supplying market leading braiding machinery to the wiring harness market. Cobra Braiding Machinery has developed a […]

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LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN AIRCRAFT WIRE AND CABLE – SAE 8A 8D SPRING 2018

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN WIRE AND CABLE – SAE 8A 8D SPRING 2018 By Michael Traskos – Lectromec It is not often that you find more than two people in a room with a passion for aerospace wiring systems. One of the exceptions is the bi-yearly gathering of wiring system component and EWIS experts for the […]

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Leadership: Putting Insights Into Action July/Aug 2018

Building bridges, chasing dreams By Paul Hogendoorn The Sydney Harbour Bridge was completed in 1932. It was designed and built by the British firm Dorman Long and Co Ltd., taking 8 years to build, and using more than 6 million rivets. It is the sixth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world and the tallest steel […]

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FreePoint Doubles Down on Industrial IoT Growth In Manufacturing

FreePoint Doubles Down on Industrial IoT Growth In Manufacturing Company announces acquisition of CoreSolutions to address demand from customers worldwide LONDON, Ont.—FreePoint Technologies, an award-winning provider of software for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to manufacturers worldwide, today announced that it has acquired CoreSolutions, a software development company with offices in London, Ontario and […]

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The 19th Annual Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo May 8-9 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hartland, WI [March 21, 2019]—The 19thAnnual Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo [EWPTE] to be held Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9 at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee, WI has released its Seminars and Workshops Schedule:   Billed as the “Nation’s Largest Dedicated Wire Processing Event” the Expo projects to have […]

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Artos Engineering acquired by Komax Group – WHN Interviews Key Leaders

Artos Engineering acquired by Komax Group – WHN Interviews Key Leaders Brookfield, Wisc., Feb. 22, 2019 – Artos Engineering Company, a leader in wire processing automation, has been acquired by the Komax Group, Dierikon, Switzerland, a global automation technology company. Terms of the acquisition were not revealed. In acquiring Artos Engineering, Komax is expanding its customer […]

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WHMA and IPC Sign Affiliation Agreement

WHMA and IPC Sign Affiliation Agreement WHMA members to receive all IPC-member benefits After two years of discussion, WHMA recently announced entering into an affiliation agreement with IPC. IPC is a global industry association whose aim is to standardize the assembly and production requirements of electronic equipment and assemblies. IPC was instrumental in helping bring […]

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