A brochure containing full details of Harting’s Value Added Business (VAB) operation has been released by the company. This service offers the supply of 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 is a culmination of the installation and connectivity expertise of the company’s Technology Group, producing custom-designed cable, wire harness, and related solutions.

Facilities provided by the service include front-to-back development and production of cable and harness solutions, 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 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.

The company’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. It is possible to work from customer specifications and drawings or, if necessary, to create AutoCAD production drawings for full documentation.

The 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 100-metre 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 Han connectors with their rugged design, convenient handling and modularity of data, signal and power connections, plus the company’s har family of board connectors and interconnection solutions for devices in the IP 20 to IP 65/67 protection categories.


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