The production processes of silicone braided wire harnesses typically involve several steps. Here is an overview of the common production process:
1. Conductor : The process starts with selecting the appropriate gauge and type of wire according to the specific requirements of the wire harness. This includes considering factors such as voltage rating, current capacity, and environmental conditions.
2. Insulation : A layer of silicone insulation is applied over the braided wires. This insulation provides electrical insulation, protection from environmental factors like moisture, heat, and chemicals, and adds extra mechanical robustness.
3. Braiding: Silicone-coated fibers or threads are woven or braided tightly over the wires to protect and reinforce them. This braiding process helps to enhance the mechanical strength, flexibility, and abrasion resistance of the harness.
4. Wire Cutting and Stripping: The selected wires are cut to the desired length and then the insulation is stripped from the ends to expose the conductor.
5. Terminal and Connector Installation: The wire ends are then fitted with appropriate terminals or connectors, which can include crimp connectors, solder terminals, or specialized connectors based on the application requirements.
6. Wire Identification: If necessary, the wires in the harness are identified by adding labels, markers, or color-coded sleeves. This helps in the installation and maintenance of the wire harness.
7. Testing and Quality Assurance: Once the wire harness is assembled, it undergoes various electrical tests such as continuity checks, insulation resistance tests, and insulation integrity tests to ensure that it meets the required quality standards.
8. Final Assembly: Finally, any additional components such as protective sleeves, heat shrink tubing, or mounting brackets are installed to complete the wire harness assembly.
It’s important to note that the specific production processes may vary depending on Shoayer Cable.