Wiring Harness News May-Jun 2022 - Page 54

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Machined Contact Processing Systems
54 MAY / JUNE 2022 Wiring Harness News INDUSTRIAL INFO-TAINMENT
THE BEGINNING OF A GOOD CONNECTION

Ferrules , Terminals & Hand Tools Wire End Ferrule Processing Wire Stripping & Cutting Machines

Machined Contact Processing Systems

Introducing PinMate , a Guided Wire Insertion Tool for Harness Manufacturers
DIT-MCO International , a leader in electrical wiring test equipment , introduces PinMate , a guided wire-insertion tool .
ity for the indicated wire . Additional instructions or information can also be projected to both sides of the connector . The operator inserts the wire into that location and repeats the process until all wires are correctly pinned . In addition to wires , PinMate is helpful for inserting spare pins and sealing plugs , which can be programmed in groups with multiple cavities highlighted at the same time .
PinMate is being jointly developed by engineers at the Boeing Defense Group in Mesa , AZ , and DIT-MCO .
David Shier , DIT-MCO president , stated , “ PinMate continues our commitment to develop innovative products , providing complete quality solutions to the wire harness industry . PinMate will save time and help eliminate wiring errors . We are excited to continue to develop this product and bring it to the market .”
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PinMate visually directs assemblers inserting wires into electrical connectors , assuring that each wire is placed into the correct cavity . Designed specifically for harnesses in which each wire has a unique wire number or ID , PinMate has proven to dramatically reduce the number of mis-wire errors found at the final electrical test . The operator enters a wire ID via keyboard or barcode scan , and PinMate utilizes a super-bright micro-projector to project a target image on the connector , clearly showing the target cav-
About DIT-MCO
DIT-MCO International LLC is a worldwide leader in automated cable / harness test systems with over 60 years ’ experience providing test equipment for interconnect verification . Engineering , QC / QA , manufacturing , and test personnel around the world use DIT- MCO systems to verify the quality of their products . DIT-MCO testers are used extensively in the aerospace ( military and commercial ), defense , and transit / rail industries . Headquartered in Kansas City , Missouri , DIT-MCO has sales and service offices in the US and UK , plus authorized agents and distributors around the world .