Inside a Mexico Manufacturing Wire Harness Operation

Mexico Manufacturing Tour Attracts Wire Harness Executives, Company Owners
What would draw several American executives and owners of wire harness-producing companies to take a full day out of running their business and venture down to a Mexico Manufacturing facility? Answer: An acute need for cost-competitive labor. This article takes an inside look at what these VIP visitors witnessed when they toured Entrada Group’s Mexico manufacturing campus.

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Measuring Systems Ensure Cable Quality in Automotive Extrusion Lines

For more than four decades, manufacturers in automotive cable lines worldwide have relied on SIKORA’s measuring devices to ensure the quality and dimensional accuracy of the core while reducing material consumption to a minimum. The CENTERVIEW 8000 is particularly convincing due to its versatile application possibilities. Whether thin signal cables, standard data cables or thicker battery cables, the CENTERVIEW 8000 is a true all-rounder

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100% Customized Control Systems

For more than four decades, manufacturers in automotive
cable lines worldwide have relied on SIKORA’s measuring
devices to ensure the quality and dimensional accuracy of
the core while reducing material consumption to a minimum.
The CENTERVIEW 8000 is particularly convincing due to its
versatile application possibilities. Whether thin signal cables,
standard data cables or thicker battery cables, the CENTERVIEW
8000 is a true all-rounder.

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Innovative, High-Voltage Shielded Cable Designed for Electric Vehicles’ Architecture

COFICAB, a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and sales of innovative wires and cables, presents e-COF POWER+. This innovative cable, a part of the e-COF brand, was specially designed to meet the international standards for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Plug-In-Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). The e-COF POWER+ incorporates the use of two different insulation materials, that ensure:

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Case Study: RFID Tracking Solution

First Electronics had a challenge with visibility in its production line. Jobs were being tracked manually in the organization. And once a job went into the production line and through the 15 process areas, there was very little, to no visibility, in regards to its location and status. This was creating major problems for management and the customer support team.

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Review on Solventless Magnet Wire Lubrication by Means of Wax-Impregnated Textile Yarn

Mechanics of Magnet Wire Handling – Imagine an enameled wire, which is pressed to a plane with a load Fz, the friction force to overcome in order to move the wire is a function of Fz. For dry, solid sliding surfaces, the friction force is independent of the speed v of the movement, which is also true for wires lubricated with wax or wax-like materials. Lubrication with oil or grease results in viscous floating, which is dependent on the speed of movement.

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New Halogen-Free Flame-Retardant Wire and Cable Jacketing Compounds

UL has recognized four new Halguard ® low-smoke, flame-retardant jacketing compounds as “halogen-free”, it was recently announced by Teknor \Apex Company, Pawtucket, RI, USA. The compounds include new-generation EVA-based products with an enhanced balance of properties, and highly flexible TPE-based products that exhibit excellent oil and sunlight resistance.

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Precise Quality Control Directly at the Extruding Line

Time efficiency, connectivity and short distances are only a few of the factors, which defi ne modern production and whose optimization always presents manufacturers with new challenges. The new automatic wall thickness and cross-section measuring device, AlphaOne from VisioCablePro® is the perfect complement to the proven all-rounder VCPX5, being a more cost-eff ective alternative that does not have to accept any compromises in terms of quality.

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Spotlight on Wipes

Unwanted liquids can be removed from wire or cable by the use of air or pad wipes. The processes that require wipes include drawing machines, in-line annealers on single and multi-wire drawing machines, extrusion lines (on the exit of the cooling trough), plating, pickling and galvanizing. The liquids that need to be removed from the wire or cable include rinse or cooling water, lubricant, quench, acid, flux and more. Not only is it important to remove the liquid from the wire or cable product, but it is desirable to keep one liquid from contaminating downstream portions of in-line processes. There are two main types of wipes used in the wire and cable industry, pad and air, which are detailed in the following sections

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Cutting-Edge Heat Stabilizers for PVC Wire & Cable

In the past, most heat stabilizers for PVC wire and cables were lead-based. As awareness of safety and health issues grows around the world, health and environmental regulations are becoming more and more stringent every day. The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) notes in a risk management option analysis (RMOA) that lead and lead compounds are classified under the CLP Regulation as category 1A substances toxic to reproduction, toxic following prolonged and repeated exposure, and hazardous to aquatic life. Lead stabilizers are therefore now banned for various applications in many countries and have been replaced by alternatives

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