1. How is a Circuit Board Designed?

The design process of a printed circuit board (PCB) involves both schematic and board design, which eventually leads to the manufacturing, assembly, and testing of these boards.

The designer first creates a schematic, which is essentially a roadmap for the circuit. It consists of a series of symbols that identify various elements of the circuit, such as resistors, switches, nodes, diodes, etc. A schematic can be useful for later PCB troubleshooting requirements.

The next step is the board design using electronic design automation (EDA) or ECAD software. This schematic design of the circuit is converted into an EDA software package. The design is translated into an industry standard format, which is a language such as the Gerber format, used to define PCB components. The file that is developed from this process consists of a series of instructions for the production of the PCB.

2. What Is A Printed Circuit Board?

A printed circuit board (PCB) is a thin board constructed from insulating material covered with a metal coated surface, at times on both sides. Etches are formed in the metal using acid in order to produce paths along which electricity can flow to different components on the board surface mounted with solder.

3. Why Are Printed Circuit Boards Used?

The design and manufacture of printed circuit boards has led to the creation of smaller and more compact electronic circuits. There are printed circuit boards in most of the electronic appliances in modern homes today. These boards can be found in televisions, computers, stereos, printers, microwave ovens, digital clocks, cell phones, and telephone answering machines.

4. How is a wiring harness made?

The initial step in the process of putting together a wire harness is cutting the wires to the required length. The cuts are made with a wire cutting machine. Next, the wires’ ends are stripped to lay bare the core of the wires. The wires are then fitted with the required connector housings or terminals, available in various specifications and sizes. The last step is to assemble wires into a harness which is done through an assembly board or workbench arranged according to specific design specifications.

5. What is a wire harness used for?

Wire harnesses are commonly used in motor vehicles as well as construction equipment and machinery. They provide an effective means to secure a large number of wires against the debilitating effects of moisture, abrasions, and vibrations. When the wires are confined into a non-flexible bundle, the risk of a short occurring is reduced and the usable space is optimized.

6. What is cable harness?

Otherwise referred to as a cable assembly, wire harness, wiring loom, or wiring assembly, a cable harness is an assembly of electrical wires or cables that conveys electrical power or signals. The cables are tied together with one or more of the following: cable ties, straps, electrical tape, cable lacing, conduit, a weave of extruded string, or sleeves.

7. What is a wiring harness?

As an organized set of wires, connectors, and terminals that occupies space within a machine or device, a wiring harness transmits electrical power and information. As such, it is a crucial element in linking various components. This information and power are sent through the wiring harness network similar in nature to how the nervous and circulatory systems of the human body function.

8. What are Mechanical Cable Assemblies?

A mechanical cable assembly ties mechanical and electronic components together in one package. This type of assembly can include full system assemblies referred to as box builds and subsystem assemblies with chassis wiring and board-level interconnects.

Various types of mechanical cable assemblies include DIN rail, chassis, box builds, fan trays, LED assembly, fan modification, switch assembly, enclosures, fan assembly, and power panel assemblies.

Various mechanical cable assembly products include fans, barcode readers, displays, terminal blocks, and blowers.

Mechanical cable assemblies are developed for use in multiple applications and industries, including homeland security, clean technology, communications, medical, computers, marine, industrial, satellite communications, and test and instrumentation.

9. What is an electro mechanical assembly?

Electro-mechanical assemblies combine electronic and mechanical components in a single package. They include subsystem assemblies with board-level interconnects and chassis wiring, and full system assemblies called box builds.

Some types of electro mechanical assemblies include box builds, chassis, enclosures, DIN rail, assembly, LED assembly, fan trays, switch assembly, fan modification, power panel assemblies, and fan assembly.

Specific mechanical assembly products include displays, barcode readers, blowers, fans, and terminal blocks.

Electro mechanical assemblies are manufactured for various industries and applications, including medical, clean technology, industrial, computers, homeland security, communications, marine, test and instrumentation, and satellite communications.