Wire Harness Fabrication

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


Wire harness fabrication is extremely labor intensive. Previous attempts to automate the process have used X-Y tables and have only been partially successful due to limited degrees of freedom. Unimation has demonstrated the feasibility of using a robot to integrate the wire termination, insertion, routing, and testing operations into a single manufacturing system. Methods for automatic harness program generation have been proposed. A special purpose wire control end effector has been designed. The final harness center is a complete CAM system.


Limited Degree Testing Operation Wire Harness Individual Wire Fabrication System 
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