While we have automated some portion of the process, there is no source for completely automated cable harness building. Due to the nature of the work involved much of it needs to be performed manually.
Pre-Production Automated Cable Harness Building
“Pre-production can be automated in part. This affects:
- Cutting individual wires (cutting machine),
- crimping terminals onto one or both sides of the wire,
- partial plugging of wires prefitted with terminals into connector housings (module),
- soldering of wire ends (solder machine)
- twisting wires.
Testing the electrical functionality of a cable harness can be done with the aid of a test board. The circuit diagram data are pre-programmed into the test board, where harnesses can be tested individually or in multiple numbers.”