Used within a medical diagnostic application, the custom wire harness pictured here was built by American Precision Assemblers for a medical industry client based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Before we could begin assembling this harness, we first needed to gather all appropriate materials and tools. We also clamped in place a layout template, developed in-house, onto a workbench. We then performed a series of manual measurements, which helped us to properly cut, split, and strip the custom 3-pod cable, while additionally stripping any individual wire conductors.

Fulfilling IPC/WHMA-A-620 workmanship standards, we assembled this cable harness using an AMP K-press and Schleuniger wire strippers, along with our in-house template. In order to build this wire harness to meet client specifications, we applied several types of terminals, installed flex-weave per customer print, placed heat shrink tubing over all exposed wires, and assembled grommets on all cable ends. We then inserted all wires into specified connector positions.

After the product was fully assembled, we applied all necessary labels and marked all clamp positions, meeting (+/-) 1/8″ tolerance for precision placement.The finished unit measured 40 feet long with specified breakouts, and featured multi-conductor cables with various wire gauges.

In order to ensure that the cable wire harness met high medical industry standards, we performed a series of in-process visual inspections and measurements. We also completed one final visual inspection and performed an electrical test, which included hi-pot checks. Once assured that the cable harness fulfilled our client’s expectations for quality and performance, we delivered the unit to our customer’s facility in Illinois.

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Specifications

Capabilities Applied/Processes Assembly Preparation
  • Gather Appropriate Materials & Tools to Carry out Build
  • Layout Template on Bench & Clamp into Place
Manual Measurement, Cutting and Splitting of the Custom 3-Pod Cable
Stripping of Cable and Individual Wire Conductors
Assembly
  • Apply several types of Terminals
  • Install Flex-Weave per Drawing
  • Place Heat Shrink Tubing over Exposed Wires
  • Assemble Grommets on Cable Ends
  • Insert Wires into Appropriate Connector Positions, per Schematic
Labeling & Marking
  • Apply Labels As Per Print
  • Mark Clamp Locations per Print
Equipment Used to Manufacture PartAMP K-press
Schleuniger Wire Strippers
In-House developed Templates
Overall Part DimensionsMulti-conductor cables with Various Wire Gauges
40 feet long Overall, with Specified Breakouts
Connector TypesD-Sub HD 44 Pin and Socket
D-Sub HD 15 Socket
Lemo Push-Pull Connectors
Tightest TolerancesWorkmanship standards to IPC/WHMA-A-620 and +/- 1/8" tolerance for placement of clamp marks and labels.
Material UsedCustom 3-Pod Cable containing coaxial, twisted pair and discrete wires.
Metal connectors and back shells
Plastic flex-weave
Heat shrink tubing
In process testing/inspection performedIn-process visual inspection and measurement
Final visual inspection
Electrical test, including hi-pot
Estimated Part Weight13 lbs
Industry for UseMedical diagnostics
Delivery LocationHoffman Estates, IL
Standards MetIPC/WHMA-A-620 and specific customer requirements
Product NameCustom Cable Assembly