The electronics manufacturing industry has been changing dramatically over the last 70 years as it continues to adapt to changing demands and technology. A variety of widely available RF connectors are used with coaxial cable. It provides screened connections. They are used in carrying RF or radio frequency signals or simply providing a much higher screening level than would be possible with more traditional “open” connectors.

RF coaxial connectors are used in a variety of applications. Their primary applications are associated with RF and are typically coaxial cables. Everything from commercial and professional applications to home television, CB, and ham radio is covered.

RF connectors or coaxial connectors are also used when screening is more important than fundamental RF properties. Coaxial connectors are commonly found in a wide range of test instruments. On oscilloscopes, for example, RF connectors are used. RF connectors are used in all of these and many other applications.

A wire harness, also known as a cable harness or wiring assembly, is a collection of wires, cables, or subassemblies used to transmit signals or electrical power. A basic Wire Harness may contain as few as three discrete components, whereas more traditional harnesses have many more wires and other passive and possibly active members.

A wire harness is frequently confused with a cable assembly; the main difference is that a cable assembly typically has only two ends. A wire harness has multiple branches/ends running off in different directions, each with various terminations.

These procedures include, but are not limited to:

  • Wires and subassemblies are installed on the assembly board.
  • Wires and subassemblies must be routed through any required sleeves.
  • Use wraps, ties, or tapes, especially on any branch-outs.
  • Crimping terminals onto wires, especially if multiple cables go into the same airport.

It isn’t easy to automate the processes involved in wire harness construction. Manual production is still less expensive than automation, petite batch sizes. A harness’s pre-production or kitting can be somewhat automated.

It would affect the following steps:

  • Individual wire cutting and identification (cutting/stripping machine).
  • Installing terminals on one or both sides of the wire.
  • Partially inserting wires with terminals into connector housings.
  • Wire end soldering (solder machine).
  • Wire twirling

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