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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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Wire Wisdom – Anixter March/April 2019 – Armored Cables

Armored Cables: MC-HL, ITC-HL, MC and TECK90   Galvanized Interlocked Armor (GIA), Aluminum Interlocked Armor (AIA) and TECK90 cable systems offer engineers and specifiers a cable system with built-in environmental protection for all types of electrical circuits. They are used whenever mechanical protection is needed: instrumentation, control, communication or power distribution applications can all use armored […]

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WHN Has a New Website

WHN New Website Both Print and new Online versions This year, Wiring Harness News celebrates 25 years as the “Voice of the Industry” for wire and cable harness manufacturers. We have marked the occasion by revamping our website. At the heart of the new design is the Online version of Wiring Harness News. It’s a […]

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WHMA Wired-In March/April 2019

WHMA Wired-In March/April 2019 By Christine Siebert WHMA has been extremely busy these last six months with adding on many new Manufacturer/ Supplier members, planning and executing WHMA’s 26thAnnual Wire Harness Conference in Dallas, TX and formalizing an already vital partnership with IPC. As most companies know, great partnerships can be hard to find and […]

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M & A 101: Lessons Learned From Decades of Deals March/April 2019

Buyer Beware: Hidden Talent by Loren Smith  I have heard more than one business owner or CEO give a seemingly surprising answer to the question “What keeps you up at night?” Sure, losing a key customer or getting embroiled in a lawsuit are mighty logical answers, but heads of companies fully understand why some execs […]

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The Power Women of the Wire Harness Industry March/April 2019

The Power Women of the Wire Harness Industry by Melissa Femia In the March/April 2017 issue, The Power Women of the Wire Harness Industry debuted as an article series in WHN.  The intent of the series is to highlight the careers of successful women who work/worked within the wire harness industry, and to share their […]

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How wire harness manufacturers can achieve success amid a changing Nylon 6/6 market

How wire harness manufacturers can achieve success amid a changing Nylon 6/6 market by Robert Rensa – Panduit Created as an alternative to silk in the 1930s, the practical applications for Nylon 6/6 weren’t as vast then as they are now. In fact, prior to becoming one of the most in-demand substances on the planet, […]

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Capital Formboard Manager:Technology for Greater Wire Harness Manufacturing Efficiency

Capital Formboard Manager:Technology for Greater Wire Harness Manufacturing Efficiency   By: Frank Hemmersbach To optimize production lines, wire harness manufacturers sometimes build different but very similar harnesses on the same “merged” formboard, a method allowing for efficient use of both factory space and production line resources. This article first explains the existing challenges with this […]

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New WHMA Supplier Member Puts a Spin on Logistics

New WHMA Supplier Member Puts a Spin on Logistics By Joe Tito We attend a lot of trade shows, and I inevitably run into folks who are in the business of logistics. The term itself puts me off a little, but I suppose it’s a lot shorter than saying ‘movement of goods in and out […]

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Company Profile:  Extrema Cables

Company Profile:  Extrema Cables We highlight businesses large and small in our profiles. Most have been in business for many years, but some, like Extrema Cables in Charlottesville Virginia, are in their early years. I spoke recently with Frank Churillo, Founder and President of Extrema Cables about how things are going for this young but […]

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Why Don’t OEMs Involve You in Their Design?

Why Don’t OEMs Involve You in Their Design? (Explained from the perspective of an OEM product development engineer) by Ted Young, CABLE-I-E LLC Well, it is a matter of timing. As you probably know, an original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) development team is tasked with transforming a new product’s requirements into a detailed product design with […]

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Leadership: Putting Insights Into Action March /April 2019

Measuring to Improve: finding metrics that lead to success By Paul Hogendoorn Measuring the right things is just as important as measuring things right. Measuring the wrong things can get in your way and impair your ability to grow, distracting you by putting your focus on the wrong things. Success and growth come from doing […]

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Wire Wisdom – Anixter Sep/Oct 2018 – 5 KV SHIELDED CABLES VS. NON-SHIELDED

5 KV SHIELDED CABLES VS. NON-SHIELDED by Anixter Non-shielded 5 kV cables have been used for many years because they are lower in cost, require less space, and have smaller and lower- cost terminations compared to shielded cables. However, cable users sometimes experience problems with non-shielded installations that can be solved by using shielded 5 […]

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Wire Wisdom – Anixter Nov/Dec 2018 – The Story of Teflon

The Story of PTFE Teflon® (Fluoropolymer) by Anixter  The story of Teflon® began April 6, 1938, at DuPont’s Jackson Laboratory in New Jersey. DuPont chemist, Dr. Roy J. Plunkett, was working with gases related to Freon® refrigerants, another DuPont product. Upon checking a frozen, compressed sample of tetrafluoroethylene, he and his associates discovered that the […]

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