Delphi Engineer Discussed Emerging Trends in Automotive Wiring Harness Production
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Seminars were held at the National Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo, Milwaukee, Wisc., May 21-22, 2008F T
James Miller, superintendent of process engineering, Delphi Packard Electrical/Electronic Architecture, was leading industry discussions on the emerging trends affecting wiring harness processing at the National Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo in Milwaukee, Wisc., on May 21-22, 2008.
Miller facilitated two seminars, "Trends that Impact Automotive Wiring Harness Design" and "Problems with Miniaturization on Automotive Wire Harness Production" in the Main Seminar Room, Hall B, Third Floor at the expo.
Miller said consumer demand and competitive pressures were forcing vehicle manufacturers to add a growing number of innovative features to their vehicles, which was greatly affecting electrical/electronic architecture and components. These seminars reviewed examples of past component innovation that drove major change, discussed current component trends affecting connectors, terminals and seals, and cable and their impact on existing processes.
One particular product, Delphi's Halogen Free Ultra Thin-Wall Cable, delivers what vehicle manufacturers are looking for today. It is environmentally friendly and highly durable, yet significantly thinner and lighter than traditional cable. It also significantly exceeds SAE and ISO testing standards for abrasion, can deliver up to a 27 percent weight reduction and a 47 percent volume reduction. Its insulation properties also help facilitate smaller gage wiring such as Delphi's 0.13 mm2 Cable.
Delphi Packard Electrical/Electronic Architecture delivers power and signal distribution networks for today's increasingly complex vehicles. Delphi engineers act as master architects by using proprietary design tools and software to create a virtual model of a vehicle's E/E architecture - down to the last connector, electrical center, electronic module and wiring harness. In doing so, they evaluate the impact of various trade-offs to deliver a fully optimized E/E architecture system backed by Delphi technical centers and manufacturing facilities in 31 countries around the globe.
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