Wiring Harness News WHN Sept-Oct 2020 WHN Sep-Oct 2020 - Page 3

INDUSTRIAL INFO-TAINMENT Wiring Harness News SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2020 3 September/October 2020 FEATURES Industry Profile: Fischer-Backus...... 1 Small acquisitions make big sense for this harness manufacturer. 4 Ways Industrial Manufacturing Companies Can Recover from COVID-19 ................................. 1 Some great advice about navigating your manufacturing business through the COVID-19 recovery. Schleuniger Group Acquires Cirris Systems...................................1 Check out the details about the joining of these two great players in our industry. EEVision Provides Simple Visualization of CAD Data .......................16 Take a look at this great tool for for reading harness CAD data from multiple platforms. Improving Outcomes for Our Clients in Electronic Harness/Interconnect Manufacturing......................... 20 Arik Vrobel of El-Com Systems tackles some of the issues involving harness design in a late-cycle project timeline environment. Light Weight and Normal Weight Wire Construction in Aerospace Wiring................................... 46 Michael Traskos, our EWIS expert, compares and contrasts these two wire construction types. Wire Harness Testing Evolution and the Advent of Test Fixtures.......... 50 Mark Molnar covers everything you need to know about test fixtures to improve the overall quality of your electrical assemblies. IN EVERY ISSUE M & A 101................................. 4 Scam artists are active in the business brokerage world. Loren Smith highlights some of the tactics used by less than reputable brokers. Leadership ..............................12 Are we really connecting the adoption of industry 4.0 technologies to the overall corporate vision. Paul Hogendoorn identifies the gap. Back to Basics..........................29 Learn some design basics on strain relief in this practical, fun to read guide. Wire Wisdom............................34 Choosing the right flame-retardant insulation for your particular application. News Plugs..............................45 Read about the latest products on the market and points of interest about companies and people in the industry. WHMA - Wired In........................59 WHMA offers remote learning with their new Video Training Library. EDITORIAL CONTENT MANAGER Joe Tito joe@wiringharnessnews.com Phone (407) 739-9811 ACCOUNT MANAGER Jim Brown jim@wiringharnessnews.com Phone (708) 594-7764 Wiring Harness News (ISSN 1097-0789) is distribured bi-monthly to wiring harness & cable assembly shops, cord set manufacturers, and to companies (OEMs) that process electric and optical wire & cable. Copyright 2020 International Harness Resources Inc., (IHR Inc.) Wiring Harness News PO Box 669 • Schererville, IN 46375 USA wiringharnessnews.com Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST - (Monday-Thursday) Printed in the USA International Harness Resources, Inc. dba Wiring Harness News, reserves the right to reject advertisements which in its sole judgment it considers, in whole or in part, inappropriate or unprofessional.