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What Is Braiding?

Braid is composed of threads woven tightly around a wire bundle. Braid can be textile, metal or any other material that can be threaded onto a spindle type braiding machine. Many electrical harnesses installed in aircraft are braided. Braiding is important for electrical harnesses as it provides a protective layer from chafing, heat and other wear and tear to electrical harnesses.

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InterConnect currently has 19 braiding machines of various magnitudes that are used to braid an assortment of harness diameter sizes. We can braid anything from a single wire using a 16 carrier braiding machine to a bundle of wires over a 3” diameter using a 48 carrier braiding machine.

If you want to see our braid machines in action, please schedule a tour. Make sure you wear a pair of our disposable ear plugs in the braid room. It’s very loud when all the machines are running.

Our Licenses

We are the sole licensee of Lockheed Martin for F-16 electrical products. Through this agreement, we have access to Lockheed Martin’s F-16 engineering data, tooling and configuration control information. We also have a Technical Services agreement with Sikorsky for all of their aircraft. This agreement allows us to obtain their engineering data needed to rewire helicopters that Sikorsky manufactures.

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