Greenstock In-connect is proud to be one of the few UK manufacturers to produce cable and wire harness products to the IPC/ WHMA-A-620 Standard (now, Revision C). This is the only industry-consensus standard for Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies and the most widely used inspection specification for the cable and wire harness assembly industry. The A-620 standard prescribes practices and requirements for the manufacture of cable, wire and harness assemblies.
This standard describes materials, methods, tests and acceptability criteria for producing crimped, mechanically secured and soldered interconnections, and the related assembly activities (corresponding lacing/restraining criteria) associated with cable and harness assemblies. Any method that produces an assembly conforming to the acceptability requirements described in this standard may be used.
This is an international standard being used by harness assemblers in at least 42 countries and more than 1,000 companies worldwide, this offers a significant advantage to In-connect not just in setting the standard for manufacturing but also give us a competitive advantage. By using the A-620 standard, it sets expectations between us and our customers for what is considered acceptable and quality workmanship for cables and harnesses.
The standard validates our legitimacy and demonstrates a commitment to meeting customer requirements and satisfaction. Offering a way to differentiate our products from the many other wire & cable harness suppliers within the global harness industry.
One of the values for OEM’s is that it clearly sets acceptable standards and a common language between the OEM’s and the wire harness manufacturers. It makes it a lot easier to work together even when a project has unique build specifications. More and more OEM’s are referencing the A-620 standards on their drawings, making it easier for the certified companies to work closer with them.
We also continuously invest in our employees by educating them in the IPC standards this reflects through our employee’s quality, productivity, efficiency and delivery metrics. We employ a dedicated trainer who is certified by the IPC organisation to train others within our company in the use of the standard ensuring this knowledge is spread throughout our organisation.
As you can see, the IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard enhances processes for not only the direct wire harness and cable assembly industry but creates improvements for both OEMS and other manufacturing industries. Just by having one “Standard” can make a big difference and bring a little peace of mind for consistency, improving compliance and quality.
If you have any questions regarding the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Standard or the other services we can offer please contact us on 01522 522522, or visit the IPC website at http://www.ipc.org/ContentPage.aspx?pageid=IPC-WHMA-A-620