Wiring Harness News WHN Mar-Apr 2017

• Trust: The Oil of the Deal Process • A Generation Starving for Meaning • The Power of Women in the Wire Harness Industry • 20 Years of Manufacturing Quality Solutions for Your Wiring Needs • Paperless Manufacturing Solutions for ECOs in Wire Harness Manufacturing • Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo: Meet the Future Feeling Empowered • The Evolution & Status of Standards for Aerospace Wiring Systems and Components... March April 2017 20 Years of Manufacturing Quality Solutions for Your Wiring Needs By Kamran Jahangard, Z-tronix Inc _____________________________ Z -Tronix Inc. is proud to an- nounce its twentieth year of excellence as California’s fastest growing wire harness manu- facturer. In an era where many old manufacturers outsource operations, Z-Tronix has achieved two decades of successfully manufacturing quality American made products. The company will commemorate the occasion with a “20 Years of Excellence Celebration” as a tribute to its employees for their dedication, customers for their loyalty and vendors for their partnership. Z-Tronix Inc. was founded in 1997 primarily as a wire and cable distribu- tor. Through the years, they added ad- ditional products to the distribution arsenal such as electrical terminals, shrink tubing, high temp sleeving and tie wraps. In 2009, second generation owners, Kamran and Amir Jahangard further transitioned and energized the company to include synergistic services that add value for its customers. This empow- ered Z-Tronix to manufacture custom solutions for customers’ wiring needs while adding to its world class service capabilities. The Evolution & Status of Standards for Aerospace Wiring Systems and Components… By Dave Kelly Daniels Manufacturing Corp Orlando, Florida USA (In Cooperation with SAE International, NAVAIR, JSWAG, DLA Land & Maritime, and Participating Aerospace OEMs & Suppliers) _____________________________ Introduction: The information in this article is directed at four groups: • Wire Harness Manufacturers who manufacture Military/Aerospace wire harnesses and are interested in general information and updates on the standards that affect the harness- es they produce. • OEMs and Integrators of MIL/ AERO systems who purchase wire harnesses. • Wire harness manufacturers who manufacture commercial (non- MIL/AERO) wire harnesses, but are curious about the MIL/AERO wire harness industry. • Subcontractors and suppliers to the MIL/AERO wire harness industry. It is especially directed at OEMs and wire harness manufacturers who want to get involved in the standards development/review process, and be involved with the development, test- ing of engineered components, and production equipment in the MIL/ AERO wire harness industry. There _____________ Continued on page 24 Z-Tronix Inc. employs over 120 people and currently stands as an ISO Certified manufacturer. Since its inception Z-Tronix Inc. has that is both a distributor and manufac- expanded and perfected their three syn- turer. Through higher product knowl- ergistic divisions: edge, Z-Tronix offers cost saving solu- 1) Distribution of Wire, Cable tions for their customers’ wiring needs. and Wire Harness Raw Materials. Real-time information keeps the sup- 2) Manufacturing of Wire Har- ply chain ahead of any possible delays ness, Cable Assembly and Box Build involved with obsolete parts. With Assemblies. over 20 years of industry experience, 3) Manufacturing North Ameri- Z-Tronix helps customers maintain can, International and Custom Power low costs while improving production Cords and prototype builds. They are a tech- As Z-Tronix’s customers grow they ______________ Continued on page 8 benefit by working with a company Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo: Meet the Future Feeling Empowered D on’t miss the 17th annual Electrical Wire Process- ing Technology Expo, coming this May 10 and 11 to Mil- waukee’s Wisconsin Center. Since 2001, the expo has grown into a com- prehensive resource for the electrical wire and cable processing industries. This is the place to identify, culti- vate, and capitalize on the emerging technologies of tomorrow. Whether you’re an industry supplier, a tier two manufacturer, or a small harnessing shop, you’ll find everything you need to succeed at the nation’s largest ded- icated wire processing event of the year. The show’s dynamic format pro- vides endless educational and net- working opportunities. This year’s show is bigger than ever. With nearly 20 additional exhibitors, the show has grown by 15 percent. Industry- specific seminars, sponsored by Wire & Cable Technology International, are free with the price of admission and will cover various helpful topics including: • VW-1 High Temperature Wire for Appliance Applications • Manufacturing Execution Sys- tems: Your Competitive Advan- tage! • How Do You Inspect Your Crimps? • Using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to Improve Plant Floor Equipment & Pro- ductivity • Theory and Best Practices for Automating Wire Twisting and Taping • Advanced Crimp Theory for Small Wire Applications Other educational opportunities include two free clinic courses on wire processing presented by Schleu- niger, Inc. 1. Ideal for the beginner to inter- mediate-level wire processing pro- fessional, Wire Processing Basics will address important wire processing terms, differences in wire types and _____________ Continued on page 17