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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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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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