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.
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.