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COAXIAL CABLE ASSEMBLY - AUTOMATION IS THE KEY TO QUALITY

Harbour Industries manufactures a wide range of coaxial cables used in a variety of products serving many different markets.  OEMs tend to outsource coaxial cable assemblies, and Harbour partners with cable assembly houses around the world providing technical support, product consistency, on-time delivery, and quick response times.   Automation is the key to quality coaxial cable assembly especially for large volume applications.  Read more 

CHOOSING THE RIGHT CUTTING AND STRIPPING MACHINE

Harbour Industries manufactures a wide range of high temperature insulated wire and multi-conductor cables - MIL-W-22759, MIL-C-27500, and aerospace data cables to name a few.  For cost effective terminations, it's all about the application when choosing the right cutting and stripping machine.  Read more

 

AIRCRAFT WIRE ABRASION RESISTANCE

The proper installation of wiring will dramatically reduce unnecessary stresses and result in an uneventful service life. In the real world, wires rub against various airplane components and can create unsafe conditions from both physical and functional viewpoints. Because of this, materials must be selected that can endure mechanical stresses and not pose a hazard to an aircraft’s airworthiness. 

There are several considerations that go into determining the abrasion resistance tolerance necessary for an application. Both the materials and the processing of wires/cables have an impact on abrasion resistance.  Here we look at abrasion test methods and how the results can help you to understand the service life of airplane components.   Read more

 
Modifications or additions to an aircraft wire will typically require (at least in some locations) the addition of new wire constructions to existing bundles. The concern that some have had is that, by mixing the different wire insulation constructions, it can create increased chaffing between wires, which can lead to premature failure of the wire insulations. As a result, in 2005, the FAA initiated a research program to investigate whether this concern is valid.  Read more


WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL ISSUES WITH TIN PLATED CONDUCTORS?

Tin plated copper is a common choice for wire conductor within the aerospace industry. The advantages of using tin-plated copper conductors is the low cost, increased SOLDERABILITY, and corrosion resistance. However, tin-plated conductor does have drawbacks. Here we review some of the key differences between common platings for aerospace wires.  Read more

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON TESTS FOR AIRCRAFT WIRE?

The hundreds of wire tests that exist for aircraft wire and cable can be categorized into five groups: environmental, electrical, mechanical, chemical, and thermal. In this series, we will look at common tests within each of these categories, what they are, how are they performed, and what the results mean.  Read more
 
FLAMMABILITY OF AIRCRAFT WIRING

Among the multitude of new wire qualification tests is the WIRE FLAMMABILITY TEST for aircraft wiring.  Read more
 

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