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Q & A on Cable Harness and Wire Harness Services

We asked our users for their input on Cable Harness and Wire Harness Services. Here are the results of 60 users familiar with Cable Harness and Wire Harness Services.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice |

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing cable harness and wire harness services?
10 answers
Answers:
New family of conveyor type and manual low cost assembly lines. New linear assembly process. Improve efficiency and quality. Invest more time on study and development of process assembly design, to simplify the work of the operator.
~Eduardo S, Engineering Consultant, Porto, Portugal
Wireless components are replacing cable in many cases. In general, smaller, less expensive solutions are what customers are looking for.
~Richard D, Marketing/Sales, Flowery branch, GA
The cable harnesses used in sound engineering (stage and studio) for carrying audio signals are also called multicores.
~Sabari ganesh G, Design Engineer, Salem, India
After designing board design is very important.
~Raju Kotiyavar, Marketing/Sales, Bangalore, India
Molded/flexible/cable-->harness--> module
~Aharon danesh D, Purchaser, Yehud, Israel
Wireless transmitters
~Research & Development, PUNE, India
Number of sensors
~General Corporate Mgmt, Chicago, IL
Nfpa compliance
~Jimmy J, Manufacturer, Lacey spring, AL
See chapter 2
~Kurt Streitenberger, Engineering Consultant, Vienna, Austria
Intellicad
~Peer Ørnbøll (Pronpunce Arnbal), Engineering Consultant, Skelskor, Denmark

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative cable harness and wire harness services?
9 answers
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There are many companies that provide value added services to their customer bases. There is lot of overseas outsourcing also.
~Richard D, Marketing/Sales, Flowery branch, GA
Lear Corporation, Yazaki and Leoni are some of the assemblers investing on new modern equipments and processes.
~Eduardo S, Engineering Consultant, Porto, Portugal
BEL, ADE, L&T some other MNC company also.
~Raju Kotiyavar, Marketing/Sales, Bangalore, India
Automobile and aerospace.
~Sabari ganesh G, Design Engineer, Salem, India
Leoni, Yazaki, Sumitomo
~Kurt Streitenberger, Engineering Consultant, Vienna, Austria
Depends on the application.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Chicago, IL
Sumitomo
~Engineering, Design, Coimbatore, India
Mixed
~Aharon danesh D, Purchaser, Yehud, Israel
Frc
~Jimmy J, Manufacturer, Lacey spring, AL

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this service's capabilities?
7 answers
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If I understand the question, I think that one of the focuses of the assemblers of wire harness for automotive industries for the next years, should be on the optimization of the assembly process. Instead of relocating the production for countries with lower cost manpower, some investment should be done in the optimization of the assembly process, achieving with this higher productivity and flexibility.
~Eduardo S, Engineering Consultant, Porto, Portugal
Plug and play for basic nfpa packages and easier ways to tap in to factory components.
~Jimmy J, Manufacturer, Lacey spring, AL
One stop shop. Quick turn around for prototypes.
~Richard D, Marketing/Sales, Flowery branch, GA
LCC variety of capabilities and complex solution.
~Aharon danesh D, Purchaser, Yehud, Israel
Documents like darwing,wl,bom
~Raju Kotiyavar, Marketing/Sales, Bangalore, India
Computerized testing
~Research & Development, PUNE, India
Component drawings
~Peer Ørnbøll (Pronpunce Arnbal), Engineering Consultant, Skelskor, Denmark

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the projects you have used cable harness and wire harness services for?
17 answers
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Participation on several projects for new cars as project team member and process optimization on running projects at Lear Corporation (10 years); consulting and services on process and equipment development, implementation and training on several customers like Yazaki, Sumitomo, Valeo, Leoni.
~Eduardo S, Engineering Consultant, Porto, Portugal
Development of automatic color changing equipment for automotive wire extrusion lines. Development of a new automotive wire harness system ( FFCe, - flexible, flat cable, extruded).
~Kurt Streitenberger, Engineering Consultant, Vienna, Austria
Military aircraft engines, Lighting Strike Protection, Thermocouple Probes, High frequency phase stable cables for Radar
~Engineering, Design, Port Murray, NJ
I have sold cable and wire harnesses for years through several companies that I've worked for to the OEM customer base.
~Richard D, Marketing/Sales, Flowery branch, GA
Genset applications, Air compressor applications, Traveling crane control applications.
~Research & Development, PUNE, India
I build firetrucks and tankers trucks. I do all the wiring for the company I work for.
~Jimmy J, Manufacturer, Lacey spring, AL
Boat manufacture Trailer repair and Manufacture Auto /truck prototype
~General Corporate Mgmt, Chicago, IL
We are maximum working defense only and lot project we carried .
~Raju Kotiyavar, Marketing/Sales, Bangalore, India
In Alternator cable harness is used for Voltage Regulators
~Quality Control/Assurance, Pune, India
Manufacturer of wiring harness for automotive industry
~Manufacturing, Durango, Mexico
Opel Super Six 1937, Scoda truck 1939, Honda Dax 1971
~Peer Ørnbøll (Pronpunce Arnbal), Engineering Consultant, Skelskor, Denmark
Managed F-16 wire and cable harnesses.
~Engineering, Consulting, Lorenskog, Norway
Agriculture machinary harnesses
~Engineering, Design, Coimbatore, India
REFERIGERATION AND AUTOMOBILES
~General Corporate Mgmt, Faridabad, India
Project on home appliances
~Sabari ganesh G, Design Engineer, Salem, India
Industrial machines
~Aharon danesh D, Purchaser, Yehud, Israel
Robot wire
~Engineering, Process/Production, Toronto, Canada

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” projects that cable harness and wire harness services have been used for.
6 answers
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The manual lower cost assembly line could be an example of non-standard line, with good efficiency and flexibility, for wire harness until 50 to 70 wires.
~Eduardo S, Engineering Consultant, Porto, Portugal
Most cable assembly projects are build to print, therefore are "non standard".
~Richard D, Marketing/Sales, Flowery branch, GA
Seat belt monitors, back-up camera, electronic throttles
~Jimmy J, Manufacturer, Lacey spring, AL
Harness for CANbus operated sensors.
~Research & Development, PUNE, India
Many, PFC, optical etc,...
~Aharon danesh D, Purchaser, Yehud, Israel
Testing purposes
~Raju Kotiyavar, Marketing/Sales, Bangalore, India

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to faulty or incompetent practices of cable harness and wire harness services?
3 answers
Answers:
Very often services consulting professionals make audits well done, with good proposals for improvement, but without the responsibility of implementation and without the obligation of achievement of the results they propose. The supplier who makes the studies and the proposals must make the implementation, in teamwork with the customer, and be co-responsible by the results.
~Eduardo S, Engineering Consultant, Porto, Portugal
The use of improper tooling, the use of "alternate" sources on the bill of material.
~Richard D, Marketing/Sales, Flowery branch, GA
Document modification
~Raju Kotiyavar, Marketing/Sales, Bangalore, India

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using cable harness and wire harness services?
5 answers
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When selecting a services supplier try to get some information of previous services delivered to other customers, and if possible the opinion and satisfaction of those customers.
~Eduardo S, Engineering Consultant, Porto, Portugal
Look for Distributors that have value added services and a strong component line card that compliments the assembly requirements.
~Richard D, Marketing/Sales, Flowery branch, GA
Look out for proper identification and printing on LSF type cables for hybrid applications.
~Kurt Streitenberger, Engineering Consultant, Vienna, Austria
Be sure you have the correct revision/alternative.
~Peer Ørnbøll (Pronpunce Arnbal), Engineering Consultant, Skelskor, Denmark
Try to check the quality of the product.
~Sabari ganesh G, Design Engineer, Salem, India

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of cable harness and wire harness services?
3 answers
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When making one new contract with a new services supplier, start with a little project on a pilot area, involving lower costs, and with very defined objectives and targets, easy to measure and control. Payments must be done according to intermediate achieved targets. If first project runs well, future projects may increase in volume and value.
~Eduardo S, Engineering Consultant, Porto, Portugal
Don't be so quick to look offshore. It can be more trouble than it's worth.
~Richard D, Marketing/Sales, Flowery branch, GA
Use soap for lube to run wires in tight areas.
~Jimmy J, Manufacturer, Lacey spring, AL


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