Hello! My name is Steve Floyd, Shop Foreman at InterConnect Wiring. Today we’re going to be laying out wire for an F-15 aircraft.
Wiring Harnesses ~ Aircraft Rewiring ~ Cockpit Panels ~ Console Wiring
Here’s where we do our wire layout. The wire individually comes off of the laser wire marking machine and it goes to two different reference designator points. The operator will first start at the first reference designator point and route the wire all the way down to it’s second reference designator point. Each of the wires will be broken out into different branches and breakouts. Some are a little bit more difficult than others; some take 90-degree or 45-degree turns, so we have to be able to route them correctly. That’s why we place these magnet posts, in order to be able to bend the wires around in the direction that they need to be headed.
So right here, we’re looking at a wiring harness that’s in the first processes or the first stages of it’s development through its build to completion. This wiring harness is in layout, so what’s going to happen is the wires are going to be laid out individually to their reference designators. It’ll then be taped and tied up for terminations, which will then happen after wire layout.
After wire layout and terminations, this wiring harness will then be braided, electrically-tested, packaged and shipped, and then installed into the avionics system of the fighter aircraft.
Finally, after the wire layout, it can start its termination steps. We can then move this harness on to the next step in our process and the flow of itself.
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