When in need of wire harness assembly, experts can assist. Wire harnesses are groups of electrical wires, cables, and subassemblies which are covered by exterior sheaths. The sheaths connect electrical applications to the power source and provide protection internally from the components and externally from environmental hazards, including physical damage, and moisture. Wire harnesses consist of a variety of components such as connectors, terminals, locks, wires, cables, and outer coverings. Wire harness manufacturers understand the limitations and capacities of each component in wire harness assembly to keep your applications powered safely.
Wire Harness Components
Each wire harness component has several variations that are appropriate for specific applications. The wire carries the electrical current needed to power up the device. Generally, wires consist of copper and may have a specific chosen coating. The capacity of the wire must meet or surpass the voltage or bandwidth needed to transmit. The wire connectors connect to a variety of wire types. Most often, the connectors are plastic, however they can also be made from elements including metal and ceramic. The fuses are necessary to prevent damaging and overloading devices by stopping power surges. Most fuses are rated for 32 volts and vary depending on the amperage rating. Grommets serve as insulators to prevent moisture from getting into the connector. It can be attached to the terminal and be attached to the connector.
The outer coverings/insulators also known as tubes and sleeves, give abrasion resistance, environmental protection, and protection from electrical shock. They consist of many materials inducing nylon and polyolefin. Relays are able to turn higher amperage circuits on or off. This gives harnesses the ability to power many applications and they can vary depending on the amperage requirements. Strain relief is attached on the outside of the connector.
The purpose is to prevent the harmful force of pulling and tugging on the wires in the connector. Without strain relief, the terminal could be pulled out of the connector making a bad connection. In addition, strain relief may be added to extreme bend radius. Terminals are added to the ends of the wires and consist of metal parts. They are inserted into the connector or may be attached to a point on the connecting equipment.
Cable ties and clamps maintain the wires inside of the harness attached to a stream of wires to a specific direction. They also minimize movement by attaching to a structure at fixed points. Locks prevent the terminal attached to the wire from being pulled away from the connector and are placed into the connector. In addition, it can assist insertion of the terminal into the connector.
Wire Harnesses Industries
Wire harness manufacturers are needed in most industries such as aerospace, automotive, electronics, household appliances, manufacturing, and refrigeration. Wire harness manufacturers in the USA are qualified and aware of the working and environmental requirements and applicable industry standards for your applications. Star Engineering is dedicated to wire harness assembly for a variety of industrial applications. For more information, contact Star Engineering today.