IPC-WHMA-A-620 Revision C for Cable Assembly and Wire Harnessing

IPC-WHMA-A-620 Revision C remains the only industry-consensus standard for custom cable assembly and wire harnessing. Jointly developed by the Wiring Harness Manufacturers Association (WHMA) and the Institute of Printed Circuits (IPC), Revision C is the current version of the A-620 standard that debuted in January 2002. Since then, Revision A (2006) and Revision B (2012) [...]

By | December 11th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

How to Choose Heavy Duty Connectors for Cable Assemblies

Do you need heavy duty connectors (HDCs) for harsh industrial applications? Maybe you need HDCs that can withstand high humidity, high temperatures, or electromagnetic interference (EMI). Maybe you need heavy duty connectors that withstand water, saltwater, particles, vibration, or impact instead. As ConnectorSupplier.com explains, cable assembly designers have some key questions to ask and answer. [...]

By | November 24th, 2019|Blog, Custom Cable Assembly|0 Comments

Five Connector and Cable Assembly Considerations

Do you need to design electronic products that are lighter, smaller, and more robust? In a recent article, ConnectorSupplier.com described connector and cable assembly considerations for medical devices and equipment. These products need to meet especially challenging requirements, but the following considerations apply to other industries as well. Safety Durability Special materials Form, fit and [...]

By | October 29th, 2019|Blog, Custom Cable Assembly|0 Comments

RoHS 2 is Now RoHS 3. What Does It Mean for You?

Do you sell electronic products to Europe? Then it’s time to check your components and wire and cable to determine if they’re RoHS 3 compliant. The latest Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive doesn’t just affect European Union (EU) nations. Rather, it affects anyone who wants to do business within the EU. The deadline for [...]

By | September 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IPC CFX: The Industry 4.0 Standard for Electronics Manufacturers

Have you heard of IPC CFX? It’s a new standard from IPC, an industry trade association, that will help electronics manufacturers implement Industry 4.0, the name given to a group of technologies that combine automation and robotics with machine sensors and data exchange. By implementing Industry 4.0 in their factories, manufacturers can increase efficiency and [...]

By | February 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Tariffs, Shortages, and Your Electronic Supply Chain

Is your electronics supply chain strong enough to withstand a combination of rapidly-escalating tariffs and historically-high component shortages? According to SupplyChainBrain, this “perfect storm” seems increasingly likely. If the storm hits with full force, the consequences may include more than just price hikes and a slowdown in new product development. Ultimately, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) [...]

By | January 31st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Lightning Strike Inspections and Repairs

Aircraft are susceptible to lightning strikes that can damage external structures and interior components. Lightning protection systems can divert strikes away from sensitive areas like radomes, but maintenance personnel still need to perform inspections and repairs. In this article, the third in a series, we’ll take a look at what technicians and engineers need to [...]

By | December 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Where Aircraft Lightning Strike Damage Occurs

Aircraft lightning strike damage isn’t always obvious to flight crews. That’s why ground crews can’t rely on the flight log alone for evidence of lighting events. To maintain airplanes effectively, technicians need to understand that lighting is initiated at the airplane’s leading edges and that lighting currents travel along the airplane, potentially causing swept stroke [...]

By | November 30th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Airplane Lightning Strikes: Common, Costly, and Misunderstood

Airplane lightning strikes are fairly common but can disrupt airline operations and cause costly delays. That’s why leading aircraft manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus install lighting protection on planes. Lighting diverters, a type of protection, can reduce the significance of strikes where a single bolt of lighting can contain as many as 1 million volts [...]

By | October 31st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Digital Manufacturing, Disruption, and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Digital manufacturing is an integrated, computer-based approach to manufacturing that spans the entire product life cycle. By using digital technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), manufacturers can connect disparate systems and create business value. Yet the exchange of information between digital design and physical manufacturing can also disrupt established ways of doing business. In Three [...]

By | July 30th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments