Harting Ltd. has produced a brochure containing full details of its Value Added Business (VAB) operation, which supplies cable and harness assemblies from a central location in Northampton, England, with additional cable assembly facilities in the United States, China, Germany, and Romania.
The VAB operation brings together the installation and connectivity expertise of Harting’s Technology Group to produce custom-designed cable, wire harness, and related products. This combination creates innovative and highly efficient operations, resulting in cost savings for customers.
Facilities provided by Harting’s VAB service include front-to-back development and production of cables and harnesses, electrical testing and visual inspections, comprehensive supply chain management, automated production using Harting and third-party components, and efficient warehousing and logistic services.
Other services include proactive value engineering to reduce finished assembly cost, a large inventory supply to support customer delivery needs, and the capability to carry out prototyping, first-article approval, and short and long production runs.
Harting’s ISO 9001:2008 facilities are inspected regularly to ensure that processes and products comply with the requirements of pertinent industry standards, which include UL, IPC and RoHS. Full service engineering supports customers with everything from freehand concept sketches to fully documented engineering drawings and bills of material. Harting will work from customer specifications and drawings or, if necessary, will create AutoCAD production drawings for full documentation.
Harting’s VAB operation designs and produces cable and harness assemblies to carry power, control signals, embedded processor I/O, Ethernet communications, data pulses, and any combination of these. Harting’s capabilities span the range from short assemblies for electrical enclosures to 100m-long multipurpose cables for wind turbine down-tower applications. These assemblies can include hybrid connectors, mounting brackets, exotic insulation, flexible conduit, or simply pigtail leads.
Components used in cable assemblies include Harting’s Han connectors with their rugged design, convenient handling and modularity of data, signal and power connections, plus the har family of board connectors and interconnection systems for devices in the IP 20 to IP 65/67 protection categories.
The VAB cable and harness assemblies brochure can be downloaded here.