In the modern manufacturing landscape, automation is prevalent, yet certain functions demand human experience and expertise. Just as doctors care for patients aided by technology and engineers design roads using computer software, complex wire harnesses require the same level of engineering and expertise. In this special edition of AMSONE, we explore why full automation is unsuitable for complex wire harnesses, covering the following topics:
Precision engineering and assembly are essential for complex wire harness designs, surpassing what automation can achieve. Wire harnesses consist of an outer protective sheath (often thermoplastic) and inner wires or cables, utilizing materials like PVC, Teflon®, and Silicone. They offer a cost-effective electrical solution, but some projects demand intricate designs with conductors, connectors, terminations, overmolds, grommets, and strain relief. These complexities necessitate expertise and engineering, a specialty provided by AMSONE.
Each project receives individual attention, and our design team's tested expertise ensures custom wire harness designs with minimal pitfalls. While automation plays a role, design iterations and rigorous testing are done manually to guarantee safe and proper functioning. AMSONE's commitment to quality ensures no product leaves our production line without thorough examination.
According to a research paper by Siemens Digital, fully automated complex wire harness design offers various benefits, including faster engineering and validation, streamlined production design, automated change management, and more. While it may seem cost-effective initially, engineering and careful product testing ensure long-term economic benefits and improved product quality. Sacrificing quality for speed and cost may not be a wise choice, and a balanced approach that includes expertise and engineering is recommended for wire harness design.
While computer drafting software aids the initial engineering process, full automation is not recommended to ensure the design matches the project. AMSONE specializes in custom solutions, designing over 70% of the products we produce. The final testing phase should also avoid full automation as it requires experience and expertise for the highest quality wire harnesses. Certain manufacturing processes, like incorporating wires of different lengths or performing multiple crimps on a single wire, should not be automated. AMSONE Cable possesses over 5,000 existing tools, using the right ones for various project applications, ensuring complex wire harnesses are manufactured with expertise and precision.
Wire harness design features offer a range of options for customization, ensuring the perfect fit for each project. Conductor sizes span from 12 AWG to 34 AWG, while conductor colors can be tailored for effective wire management. Stranding sizes from 0.002" to 0.01" match various applications, and choices for conductor insulation materials, such as PVC and Teflon®, cater to project needs. AMSONE uses UL® certified cables and wires, ensuring a safe and reliable product from the start.
In conclusion, while automation has undoubtedly transformed manufacturing, the world of complex wire harnesses remains an arena where human engineering and expertise continue to shine. Recognizing the delicate balance between automation and human involvement is key to unlocking the full potential of this critical technology.
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