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Is a Wire Termination the Same for Commercial and Defense Aircraft Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on May 7, 2019

InterConnect Wiring must perform hundreds of wire terminations daily. A wire termination is the practice of ending a transmission line with a device, such as a contact (that will be inserted into a connector) or a terminal. There are many types of terminations in the aircraft industry, but the majority for commercial and defense aircraft … Continue reading “Is a Wire Termination the Same for Commercial and Defense Aircraft Wiring Harnesses?”

InterConnect Releases New Electrical Wiring Engineering Design eBook!

Posted by Marc Piloian on April 23, 2019

This eBook is the 8th in a series developed by InterConnect Wiring. It aims to provide engineering and technical personnel unfamiliar with wiring harness design insight into some of the process steps required to design an Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS) for combat aircraft such as the F-15 or F-16 as well as air vehicles … Continue reading “InterConnect Releases New Electrical Wiring Engineering Design eBook!”

TOP 7 FIRST QUARTER 2019 AEROSPACE TRADESHOWS & CONFERENCES

Posted by Clare McGarrey on January 1, 2019

TOP 7 FIRST QUARTER 2019 AEROSPACE TRADESHOWS & CONFERENCES Happy New Year! InterConnect Wiring knows that 2019 is going to be a fantastic year in the aerospace and defense industry, therefore, we want to share with you first quarter trade shows we recommend. These are the Top 7 events that you won’t want to miss: … Continue reading “TOP 7 FIRST QUARTER 2019 AEROSPACE TRADESHOWS & CONFERENCES”

13 Ways to Design a Wiring Harness Poorly for Manufacturability

Posted by Jeanie Peel on August 20, 2018

So, you want to design a wiring harness. Here at InterConnect Wiring, we have had the pleasure of not only designing aircraft wiring harnesses for our customers, but also seeing thousands of other companies’ Build-To-Print (BTP) wiring harness drawing packages. As expected, we have seen some really good drawings & designs and frankly, some really … Continue reading “13 Ways to Design a Wiring Harness Poorly for Manufacturability”

How Far Should Flight Control Wiring Be Separated?

Posted by Randy Harmon on August 13, 2018

Many considerations go into determining how to route wiring inside of an aircraft.  Each system’s wiring must be routed separately to maintain control of the vehicle under normal and emergency conditions.  Flight control wiring should be kept separate from all firing and control circuits associated with ordnance and explosive subsystems. Control wiring passing through high-temperature … Continue reading “How Far Should Flight Control Wiring Be Separated?”

Four Methods to Separate Flight Control Wiring Harnesses in an Aircraft

Posted by John Ashour on August 6, 2018

The F-16 like many aircraft is a “fly by wire” aircraft. Instead of cables and pulleys, the aircraft is controlled by electrical signals. The electrical signals tell the flight control surfaces how to move and how fast to move. There are 5 flight control surfaces on the F-16: (1) leading edge flap, (2) trailing edge … Continue reading “Four Methods to Separate Flight Control Wiring Harnesses in an Aircraft”

Why is Connector Polarization Important in Wiring Harness Design?

Posted by Mike Winters on July 23, 2018

When designing aircraft wiring harnesses, or, in fact, any wiring harness, the main purpose of a wiring harness is to transmit signals or electrical power between components in a system.  However, this cannot be achieved unless the wiring harness can physically connect to these components. There are several ways to make these connections but probably … Continue reading “Why is Connector Polarization Important in Wiring Harness Design?”

What are Connector Disconnects and Why are They Needed?

Posted by David Barnett on July 16, 2018

There are many types of Connector Disconnects in use today in the aircraft industry, from blade to plug and socket.  From here they split into even more types based on their class, size, contact arrangement number and style. Depending on the combination of these variations, they can effectively send and receive data, signals and voltages … Continue reading “What are Connector Disconnects and Why are They Needed?”

What do Wiring Harness Design Engineers Want in a Software Package?

Posted by Marc Piloian on July 9, 2018

  Well obviously, Everything! But what exactly is “Everything”? Modern military aircraft like the F-16, F-22, UH-60, C-130, B-1B and F-35 are all designed either fully or partially using 3D CAD models. In the case of the F-35, an even more complex approach was taken from the onset – the creation of a “digital twin”. … Continue reading “What do Wiring Harness Design Engineers Want in a Software Package?”

INTERCONNECT RELEASES NEW EBOOK!

Posted by John Ashour on June 25, 2018

F-16 WIRING HARNESS TRAINING This eBook is an advanced eBook because it contains more technical information than other eBooks that InterConnect Wiring (InterConnect) has previously released. When a person goes to college to study electrical engineering they might take a course in their freshmen year called Engineering 101. In their sophomore year they might take … Continue reading “INTERCONNECT RELEASES NEW EBOOK!”

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