Overview

Winchester Electronics specializes in high mix/low volume cable assemblies, which are designed and produced within our global network of manufacturing facilities.

Because of our exclusive focus on providing the best solution to customers, we maintain an open-source connector policy for all our cable assemblies, utilizing all industry-standard manufacturers that meet the customer’s requirements.

The Winchester engineering team will provide support to develop, modify or finalize your product’s design and manufacturing drawings, including:

  • Reviewing customer supplied drawings to ensure that the cable assemblies and wire harnesses meet Winchester Electronics’ Designed-For-Manufacturability requirements
  • Reverse-engineering an existing product
  • Developing a new cable assembly or wire harness design

Depending on the type of interconnect and design criteria used, Winchester Electronics will apply electrical modeling (simulation tools, 3-D field analysis and cascading analysis) and mechanical modeling tools (3-D mechanical analysis and thermal stress modeling) to ensure that cable assembly products are best-in-class.

Cable assemblies often require the use of composite cables (a mix of different cable types within a single sheath) and Winchester Electronics has a qualified selection of specialist partner companies who will produce custom composite cables for each application’s unique design.

The cable assemblies and cable wire harnesses are built to IPC-A-620 Class 3 standards (Requirements and Acceptance for Cable/Wire Harness Assemblies). This international standard is the industry quality standard for cable assemblies.

Wire harnesses come in many shapes and sizes, dictated by geometric and electrical requirements. They can be as simple as one or two wires terminated or bundled together, or can become a more complex product with many branches and a large variety of interconnects.

Engineering documentation and mock up, or prototyping, is critical during the design phase, as fit, form, and function need to be maintained to ensure accurate installation and proper performance.

Value Add / Electro-Mechanical Assemblies

Value Add Assemblies are commonly referred to as Electro-Mechanical, box build, or sub- assembly. Simply put, Value Add Assemblies are any type of assembly that requires a wire harness or cable installation to a PCB, device, or sheet metal enclosure, such as front panels, a small box build or PCB build.

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Features & Benefits

  • Custom Configurations
  • Reduced Installation Time
  • Integration of Multiple Wire & Cable Types
  • Application of Multiple Interconnects
  • 100% Fit, Form and Function Validation
  • Testing to 2064 nodes
  • Unlimited Combinations
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Component Selection
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