What’s Your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Electronic Assemblies? (Part 1)

Total cost of ownership (TCO) is the sum of all of the costs associated with every activity in your supply chain. By reducing TCO, companies that need custom cable assemblies, wire harnesses, and electro-mechanical assemblies can strengthen their bottom line. In addition to lower costs, businesses with optimized supply chains experience increased quality and better [...]

Cable Assemblies: Seven Keys to Stronger Designs

Cable assemblies are an important part of electrical and electronic systems. By identifying all of your cable assembly requirements early in the design process, you can strengthen product development efforts. You can also avoid over-designing cable assemblies that cost too much, or under-designing cable assemblies that fail to meet expectations. During the cable assembly design [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Blog, Custom Cable Assembly|0 Comments

SHINE is IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified – and Why That Matters to You

IPC/WHMA-A-620 is the only industry-consensus standard that defines the requirements and practices for the manufacture of wire harnesses and cable assemblies. As a joint project of the Institute of Printed Circuits (IPC) and the Wire Harness Manufacturers Association (WHMA), IPC-WHMA-A-620 has defined the “rules of the road” since 2002. Those rules keep changing, however, and [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|Blog, Custom Cable Assembly, Wire Harnessing|0 Comments

Cable Assembly Prototypes from SHINE

Cable assembly prototypes allow engineers to test their designs before specifying a final version for manufacturing. In some cases, a cable assembly may undergo multiple revisions so that engineers can address concerns about cost, quality, compliance, and performance. Depending upon the project, engineers may need rapid prototyping, too.  For installers and testers, cable assembly prototypes [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Blog, Custom Cable Assembly|0 Comments

Why You Need an Electronic Contract Manufacturer (Part 2)

An electronic contract manufacturer with the right capabilities can strengthen the operations of an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in multiple areas. In Part 1 of this series from SHINE, we examined how electronic contract manufacturing provides design assistance and component souring for custom cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly, and wire harnessing. In Part 2, we’ll consider [...]

Why You Need an Electronic Contract Manufacturer (Part 1)

An electronic contract manufacturer is a company that designs, assembles, produces, and tests electronic components and assemblies. Examples include custom cable assemblies, electro-mechanical assemblies, and wire harnesses – just to name a few. Electronic contract manufacturers vary in terms of capabilities, but partnering with the right company can provide a strong return on investment (ROI). [...]

Cable Assemblies for Clean Technology

Cable assemblies for clean technology are used in applications such as wind power, solar energy, LED lighting, and battery systems – just to name a few.  Cleantech or greentech, as clean technology is sometimes called, refers to a set of technologies that reduce or eliminate negative environmental impacts, use natural resources in a responsible manner, [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Blog, Custom Cable Assembly|0 Comments

Industrial Cable Assemblies and UL Standards

Cable assemblies that meet UL standards help manufacturers to reduce risk and liability across the entire supply chain. Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an American safety consulting and certification company, evaluates more than 70 different categories of wire and cable products. UL publishes many standards, but this article examines two that designers of industrial cable assemblies may [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|Blog, Custom Cable Assembly|0 Comments