Value-added services – wire and cable modifications
Wire and cable is generally not required to modify all specific applications. For example, your application can install and use the process called for easy identification inkjet printing needle. Similarly, you might want your wires dyed various colors prompt circuit identification. This is the value-added manufacturers take over.
Some manufacturers provide distribution, wiring harness manufacturer, and poetry for the wire and cable products value-added services. It refers to the value-added services beyond basic or custom orders on core services. In other words, it has the advantage of end-user criteria “adding value” provided by the service.
In the wire and cable industry, value-added services, including weaving, cutting, printing, bar code, dyeing, custom put-ups, striping, and so on. These services can be broken down into four categories – identification solutions, mounting solutions, labeling solutions, and packaging solutions.
Identification solutions: slitting, dyeing, printing
Manufacturers and distributors of wire often add streaks or dye, basic line another color. Because they increase the value of the product is divided into stocking material identification and help control circuit wire stocks of these processes are multifunctional.
To dye silk, a purpose-built machine feed line products through a pulley system. First, the line through the “wiper” bubble circle contains the entire cable. Wire sheath absorbing dye is present in the foam formulation. After passing through the wiper, a hot line into the tower to cure and dry.
Segment, many manufacturers offer extruded filament, dyed in the same machine will be. However, for striping, wire does not pass through the foam wiper. On the contrary, the wire passes through a color bar head, rotating around the wire before it enters the dryer tower.
Stripes produced is vertical or spiral. Post-production streaks usually produce spiral stripes, like a candy cane. Vertical stripes, which run along the end of the wire, but also post-production, but not as common as the spiral. Contrast stripes usually used when more than ten circuits must be identified.
Almost all of the insulating material can be stripes, including PVC, rubber, silicone, and polytetrafluoroethylene. Similar spin-off, most PVC compounds can be dyed to individual specifications without encountering any problems. However, some compounds are irradiated CV- be stained or cured, as they were originally designed to repel both oil-based and alkaline chemicals. Color does not penetrate the insulation, it is easy to peel off.
In addition to the common striping and dyeing methods, there are other ways for identifying markers. Many OEM manufacturers and component manufacturers prefer to use printed wire assembly in its products. Printing line not only help in the assembly of products, but also help users install and the final product.
One way is to use the tag line inkjet printing. Use a wire dot matrix printer, a series of “points” to create characters. For example, in the automotive industry, the harness can be used for turn signal. manufacture. In this case, the specific wires of the ink jet printing “the left front turn signal” or the “taillight.” Each wire harness and inkjet color printing coded to user-friendly, easy to identify.
Another method is the tag line of hot stamping, which requires treatment similar to a typewriter. Character shaped “head” impact color tape, led to the selection of the character (s) appear on the wire.
Installation Solutions: Twisting, weaving and cutting and stripping
Many OEM wire pair required in the manufacturing process. Grouped into a single or multi-core cables in various configurations can reduce installation time significantly. It allows wire lying together, which in turn makes them easier to use.
To create paired line, known as reverse method must happen. A plurality of twisted wires and wrapped them tightly adjacent arrangement. Two, three, or even up to eight wires may be twisted together.
Put an end to the process line and twisted wires are twisted drilling method still practiced a native of the workshop. Will be a certain degree of work to do, but it does not remove the natural twist in each wire. This means that if the length of the line is cut into small, it does not leave twisted together.
Another problem with this approach is that the line made in the workshop of dust and grit. Dirt may be transferred to the finished product, then this may cause major problems. Using a dedicated line twister twisting is the only way to get a good yarn twist.
Wherein the process helps to add in harsh environments knit wear protection.
Weaving is one of the smaller strands woven wire or cable in order to increase protection along the top of the method. In a very small gauge wire (32-36 AWG) process, a large number of spools, also known as “spools” to start inserting wire knitting machines.
Were placed in the bobbin in the machine, each end of the spool is pulled to the top of the knitting machine a precise location. Next, the bobbin is subjected to circular knitting or spinning motion, and the center wire or cable through the bobbin pulled. As a start the synchronization process, a woven or knitted fabric made in the cable. Finally, the finished product is pulled out of the knitting machine to a large spool or return.
Cut & Strip
And your wire cutting and stripping save time and money, and prevents excessive waste. Let’s say you need four-inch 1000 bar lines, you create printer installation. For each piece, you need to be exposed in the end is 0.5 inches. Instead of your factory workers hand cut each piece in full flight, and from the ends of the insulation, you have value-added manufacturer to complete this process for you.
In cutting and stripping process begins in which the spool at one end so-called cut and strip machine held “return.” The total length of the piece and the desired cutting machine operator entered this measurement peeling. Then, through a set of wires to maintain tension wires feeding the pressure-sensitive wheel.
The conductors are then passed through a pair of insulation stripping, as it can be perceived by the start where the bare blade. Then, the line pull in the end, so that the length of the cut. Finally, it is in order to make the final ‘with’ cut slightly pulled backward. Insulation cutting conditions can be used in the left end portion of the wire, to prevent wear of the chain. The shedding of insulating sheet is called slugs.
Finals, and was thrown into the trash bare wires. The machine will complete the process in the machine operator entered the total amount of wire lengths.
Labeling Solutions: UL / CSA labels, RFID, custom labels, bar codes
UL and CSA labels
Wire and cable products transmit pre-marked with the UL and CSA mark. These labels are used to ensure that the product will be flagged in order to meet internal classification, identification and receipt of proper allocation of aid delivery arrived.
RFID tags and Government
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a pre-label products for other value-added options to facilitate the receipt. These labels have encoded by a transponder can “read” the radio frequency. RFID tags provide more than a standard print labels, bar codes and even more basic information provided, and can be read in a very long distance.
Value-added manufacturers will also have government label. Any government-level classification of these military regulations specified wires and cables, and can help in tracking and inventory.
Custom shipping label
Custom shipping labels including company requires to meet its standard package for the specific information. To customize the type of information may be found on the shipping label, in addition to the delivery address, including the part number, vendor part number, order number, lot number and date.
The service will use the information rights of the company printed on the bar code shipping label standard required. There are two general types of bar codes: linear, which is used more often, and the matrix, which contains more data. Common linear format UPC, general retail use, MSI, usually in the warehouse inventory.
Packaging Solutions: Special Packaging / volume size
Wire is heavy, space, and strive to maintain inventory. In addition, OEM worry about the cost of pre-processing and post-processing line set up and processed. Regularly with many OEM wire in order to have effective use of storage area to maintain accurate inventory and keep costs to a minimum to give special reel or spool.
Wire and cable distributors to cater to OEM and harness houses have developed into unique storage-line. One such method is to use large quantities Drum “scroll.” Drums are usually constructed of cardboard or pressed paper (with a central core made of the same material) at the top and bottom and a metal ring surrounded. When the wires ready for storage, it uses a circular motion, making for easy removal and laid into the drum. At any given storage capacity of the drum may be thousands of feet, depending on the specifications of the wire. However, if a drum roll or damaged wires may become almost impossible to remove.
Reels and reels come in many different sizes and configurations to have different wire types. For example, large 6-8 feet tall wooden slats holding large spool meter power cord. Many wire manufacturers use 2500 feet to 5000 feet line of electronic spool.
Trumpet line can have a 10-inch plastic spool 5 to 6 inches in the center core length, can accommodate 10,000 feet spooling some factors that determine the size of the valve, you will need. An important factor is how the wire will be used in the manufacturing process.
If the manufacturer is usually an automatic cutting machine and the size of the wire, the size of the reel or drum may be crucial. For example, the use of automatic machines, drum line can disappear in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the length of the incision. Cost is another factor. As for the large-size disc or drum kit an added bonus, many distributors offer discounts on bulk reels.
With all of its unique ability to value-added services, while providing precise specifications of wire and cable solutions, is easily customized. As an additional benefit, the value of the purchase from the manufacturer of wire and cable proved to be cost-effective, because everything you need in one place and can supply a provider to complete.
Wire and cable distributors have the tools to facilitate the preparation line buyers. Whatever the service, value-added resellers provided the ability to adapt to various processes and storage requirements, custom-order inventory. This translates into better use of time and space, and further into profits.