Only Connect: IPC/WHMA-A-620 – Revision B has been released

Welcome to another post in the series by Nick Locke, of Nicab Ltd, who has over 15 years experience in the electronics manufacturing industry specialising in interconnection cable assembly.

Being up to date in your profession is simply about being the best you can be at you job. In our profession we need to believe training is not too expensive and investment is a good thing.

I love the analogy of the man that goes to see his doctor and asks about a problem and the doctor says, I can’t remember too much about that, it’s been 15 years since I left university. That would simply be unacceptable.

In our line of work IPC regulates most of what we do outside of health and safety and legal requirements. In this blog post I want to discuss IPC/WHMA-A-620 and the revision B status. This includes greatly expanded criteria for molding, potting, splicing, crimp contacts without insulation support, inline insulation displacement connectors, connectorization, rigid and conformable cable, flexible sleeving, broomstitching, testing, and more!

Revision B remains the only industry-consensus standard for Requirements and Acceptance of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. IPC and the Wire Harness Manufacturers Association (WHMA) continued to work together to develop this significant update.

You can get the latest standards direct from the IPC website or your local IPC training organisation.

I sincerely believe we all have to be sure that what we are doing is right and the electronics we manufacture are the best they can be and we will only achieve this through education and commitment to being the best we can be.

Previous Only Connect entries:

Only Connect: Product Spotlight – IEC endorses four USB-IF standards

Only Connect: Product Spotlight – Molex Minifit Jnr Connector series

Only Connect: LVDS Cables, a simple guide

Only Connect: 3M growing Twin Axial cable range

Only Connect: On worldwide connector demand

Only Connect: Apple’s new Lightning connector splits opinion

Only Connect: New Samtec connectors

Only Connect: TE Connectivity’s Appliance Knowledge Base web Portal

Only Connect: On planning for Cable Assemblies

Only Connect: On quality (and Olympics transmissions)

Tags: analogy, industry consensus, industry specialising, Only Connect, series 2a, WHMA, wire harness assemblies

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