Accession Number : ADP002537

Title :   Lead Making for Improved Continuous-Flow Manufacturing Systems,

Corporate Author : AMP INC HARRISBURG PA

Personal Author(s) : Heintzman,P.

Report Date : 17 NOV 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The importance of the latest in connector technology, chip carriers, surface mounted devices, and high density interconnects not withstanding, the foreseeable future of most durable goods includes designs in which discrete wires play a significant role. As long as user operated electro-mechanical controls exist for widely spaced functional components such as motors, relays, and safety switches, discrete wiring harnesses will continue to be a major concern of original equipment manufacturers. Economy and productivity must be maintained in spite of competitive pressures which demand expanded product lines and carefully controlled component inventories, manufacturing schedules, and deliveries. This paper explores some of the options available to answer these needs as they relate to discrete wiring and harnessing. Not only is available manufacturing hardware analyzed in terms of production capabilities but also in-house and vendor supply source alternatives are considered. The place of existing manufacturing technology, from hand operated bench machines to high-speed, high-volume automatic lead making equipment is discussed with respect to the most economical production applications. Included here is consideration of nondedicated automatic lead making machines with interchangeable tooling for the application of a variety of terminals in profitable intermediate volume runs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Production engineering, *Manufacturing, *Machines, Lead(Metal), Efficiency, Automation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE