Wire Harnesses Product Roundup
This week’s Product Roundup highlights wire harnesses from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers.
Omnetics Connector Corporation is well suited to meet customers’ cable harness needs, with IPC-610 and IPC-620 trained workers on-site. Its experienced staff of sales, engineering, and manufacturing professionals make cable harness projects a hassle-free experience. Each market has unique and demanding requirements, whether it be medical, military/defense, aerospace, space, or industrial. A wide range of cable and wire configurations are available. The Nano product line, with .025” (.635 mm) pitch, accepts AWG conductors in the range of 30-38 AWG. The Micro product line, with .050” (1.2 mm) pitch, accepts conductors with 26-30 AWG in general. Smaller AWG wire can be accommodated in both product lines with special considerations. With such small wire sizes, tensile strength is often a major concern. Omnetics has many solutions for this problem, including high-strength copper alloys, high-strength Kevlar or Nomex strength members, miniature strength members impregnated in the stranded conductor bundle, and more. These techniques enhance ruggedness and durability, and ensure the cable harness will not fail in the field.
FEC (First Electronics Corporation), a Trexon company, has specialized in custom electrical assemblies for harsh environments for more than 60 years. FEC has the capability to manufacture turnkey electromechanical assemblies and custom box builds in any quantity, providing innovative solutions to complex electrical and mechanical packaging challenges for many prime military contractors and the Department of Defense. FEC’s cable assembly staff works hand in hand with its process engineers to provide the best solutions for customer needs with custom cabling, reliable termination technologies, machine-woven braiding, and robust over-molding.
TE Connectivity’s RPS-CT, supplied by Avnet, is a thin wall, lightweight, fast recovery 3:1 shrink ratio sleeve, allowing the customer to cover a wide range of cable diameters. It is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including commercial, industrial, and transport. Printed marker sleeves meet the requirements of AS 5942 and MIL 202 Method 215 when used as a complete system, as recommended by TE Connectivity.
With its on-site engineering and in-house production facility, Chief Enterprises has the ability to design and produce custom wire harnesses and assemblies ready for installation.
The JF08 Series from JAE are complete harness assemblies using a flat flexible cable (FFC) compatible with high-speed differential signals commonly used in consumer devices to interface with LCD/OLED displays, camera modules, and various I/O daughter boards. JF08 Series harnesses mate with existing FI-R Series receptacle connectors.
The growing popularity of RAST 2.5 connectors increases the diversity of complex cable harness configurations. In response, the requirements for flexibility and quality-assurance accessories for semiautomatic harnessing machines are also increasing. Lumberg’s HA35f semiautomatic machine with five add-on modules can be flexibly upgraded and expanded. The add-ons are identified with the respective indices, such as CA for Color Approval or KC for Keying Cutting.
EDAC specializes in custom cable assemblies to meet or exceed the needs of any application. Various cable lengths, shielding, custom colors, customized connectors, wire gauges, jackets, latching mechanisms, and custom markings are available. EDAC’s offerings include cable assemblies for data and signal processing, and adaptors for intermating connections; standard lengths from 1 to 10 meters or 3 to 30 feet; breakout cables for multiple terminations; adaptors for DVI digital to VGA analog conversion; USB cables in standard printer/device format (A to B) and alternates (A to A, B to B); mini USB, mini DIN, RJ45, RJ11, and other computer cables available in bulk. Virtually any cable manufactured to mate with EDAC connectors can be made.
Schleuniger’s Strip Series B300 opens new possibilities for fast and reliable stripping of wires with cross sections from 0.03 to 8 mm2 (32 to 8 AWG). Repeat accuracy, mechanical precision, and short process cycles ensure high productivity in common strip applications, making it the perfect solution for wire harness manufacturers interested in improving their production processes and overall product quality.
CDM Electronics has extensive wire harness manufacturing capabilities provided by some of the most experienced technicians in the industry. CDM’s expertise includes a wide range of wire harness assemblies such as discrete wire, open bundle, closed bundle, and waterproof harnesses for commercial, medical, military and aerospace applications. CDM’s extensive wire, cable, and connector inventory provides for premium quality components. CDM is certified to IPC-WHMA-620 and J-STD-001 standards for soldering. These standards ensure the highest possible quality for soldered connections in wire harness products.
The new VAL-U-LOK PLUS connectors from TE Connectivity were designed to help streamline sourcing and assembly of wire harness and PCB systems. These 4.20 mm pitch connectors feature an integrated terminal position assurance (TPA) device to secure contacts with fewer part numbers and fewer assembly steps than similar products on the market. They support up to 11A and 600V AC, meet UL 94 V-0 and glow wire test (GWT) flammability standards, and feature an anti-snag latch to prevent tangled wires. VAL-U-LOK PLUS connectors mate with leading 4.20 mm connectors on the market, for affordably retro-fitting designs.
Cable assemblies designed by Axon’ Cable resist high temperatures, pressure, shocks, torsion, flexion, chemical products, radiation, and sterilization. Axon’ engineers choose the most insulating material and connectors for the application. Miniaturization and cosmetic aspects are also considered, along with electrical characteristics, signal, power, data transmission, high frequency, high voltage, and high data rate. Using Axon’s extensive experience in designing complex cable harness solutions for harsh, space-constrained, and high performing environments, the company can take the initial concept and assist (in collaboration with the customer) with the design of the electronic architecture of your full system.
The DF51B Branch Connector by Hirose is a 2 mm pitch, positive lock connector tailored for versatility. It offers a range of configurations including straight, right-angle, and branching. Its user-friendly side lock design guarantees an effortless and reliable connection. Designed to withstand strain, it’s adaptable for varied cable types and proudly UL/C-UL certified.