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INDUSTRIAL INFO-TAINMENT Wiring Harness News SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2020 21 design process. Yet they play a hugely critical role in the success of the product both in terms of its technical performance to target requirements, its development roadmap/timeline, the product’s overall cost and impact on production schedules. Late Design Lends Itself to Costly Mistakes and Delays Because the interconnections are typically designed at a later product development stage and are often considered an afterthought, mistakes are often very costly and risky. As a result, they can cause delays that span many weeks or months and also result in sub-optimal long-term designs in terms of performance, cost and risk of failure. This article will attempt to provide greater insight to a major challenge we see impacting the quality of harness/interconnect design and manufacturing: CAD Packages Not Well Suited for Interconnect Market MCAD (Mechanical Computer- Aided Design) Software has become very sophisticated over the past 20 years, given the extensive investment of large industry players such as Siemens, Autodesk, CREO, and Solidworks amongst others. It is extensively used for geometric designs mostly related to mechanical components and has significantly developed in capacity for simulations and error validation. However, the typical mechanical CAD packages that many OEM’s use are not well suited for the electrical interconnect realm and therefore provide a very limited view of the interconnect as a subsystem of its own. Integrated Error-Checking/ Design Validation Tools Miss the Mark In fact, when evaluating typical MCAD software we note that its integrated error-checking/design validation tools only provide feedback on the below parameters, but really there is so much more that is required: 1. Wire ends not connected to anything 2. Missing or duplicated wire numbers 3. Duplicated components, terminals, pin values, cables, and cable wire colors 4. Components with wire connection attributes but no wire connected 5. Components without a catalog Value 6. Child contacts not related to a parent 7. Components in the same wire network from different categories. For example, a one-line symbol connected to a schematic symbol. _____________ Continued on page 23 1 - AMP CLS-IV+ Leadmaker 2 - ARTOS MTX5 Multi-Task Wire Processors 1 - ARTOS CS338 Cut & Strip Machine, 2014 2 - CARPENTER Model 39, 36A Cut & Strip Machines 1 - CARPENTER 14B Magnet Wire Stripper 3 - COBRA 450 32-Carrier, 24-Carrier Braiders 1 - CONTACT CS400E Cut & Cinch Inserter 1 - GRAVOGRAPH (HERMES) IS7000XP Engraver 1 - HANKE 963 Crimp Press, 2011 (ARTOS Crimpmatic 963) 2 - HELLERMANN-TYTON TT230SM, TT330SM Thermal Transfer Printers 1 - KODERA C551 Cut/Strip/Crimp Machine 1 - KODERA C377 Wire Stripper 1 - KODERA C373 Cut & Strip Machine 1 - KOMAX Gamma 333PC Crimping Machine w/MECHTRIX Prefeed 1 - KOMAX Gamma 333LCD Crimping Machine 2 - KOMAX Gamma 263 Crimp to Crimp Machines, 2014 1 - KOMAX Gamma 311 Automatic Crimping Machine 4 - KOMAX Kappa 325, 310, 225 Cut & Strip Machines 1 - LASELEC Sylade 7d Laser Wire Marker & Stripper 1 - LITREX 120 Inkjet System 1 - LOEPFE Thermal Transfer Printer, Model TTP4000 (Schleuniger TTP4000) 1 - MARKEM IMAJE 9040 Ink Jet Printer, 2009 1 - ONDAL Linear TaperS, 2016 1 - PROLINE Model EWH7236 Assembly Station, 2014 1 - RAMATECH Prefeed, Model ABW 800/300, 2005 1 - SCHLEUNIGER CC36S CrimpCenter 1 - SCHLEUNIGER CC36SP CrimpCenter, 2019 1 - SCHLEUNIGER CC60 CrimpCenter w/TS60 Shuttle Rack, 6-Tooling Shuttles 2 - SCHLEUNIGER CC4000, CC500 CableCoilers 1 - SCHLEUNIGER CP1500 Heavy Duty Coiler 1 - SCHLEUNIGER CP1250 CoilerPans 1 - SCHLEUNIGER HS4500 Hot Stamper, 2019 1 - SCHLEUNIGER JS8400 JacketStripper 1 - SCHLEUNIGER MS9600 / PF4600 package (South Africa) 1 - SCHLEUNIGER OS9400 OmniStrip 1 - SCHLEUNIGER PF1000 Prefeed, refurbished 4 - SCHLEUNIGER SC750 StripperCrimpers 3 - SIMONDS Model HWA-510-1 Handworkers 1 - SPECTRUM Capris 50-100 Laser Wire Marker, 2008 1 - SPECTRUM Capris 50-300 Laser Wire Marker, 2005 1 - SPECTRUM ‘Sienna 210S’ Radial & Axis Laser Wire Stripper (modified to Model 210D) 3 - T&B Crimpers, Models 25000, 13500, 12500 2 - TRI-STAR TECHNOLOGIES Auto Crimp Systems, Models TAC-7AE, TAC-10AE 1 - TRI-STAR TECHNOLOGIES Laser Marker, Model M-100L/FG-TT 1 - WDT Model GST-32/N Prefeed 28 - SCHLEUNIGER, MECAL, KM USA Applicators Contact: Martin Kenner COMMISSION BROKERS, Inc. P.O. Box 8456 • Cranston, RI 02920-0456 Tel: (401) 943-3777 • Fax: (401) 943-3670 Website: www.commissionbrokers.com E-mail: marty137@aol.com