Harness Builder 2020

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The 2020 release of Harness Builder for E3.series is packed with productivity and automation tools to make this release the best yet. The majority of the features are a direct result of the feedback Zuken USA received from our customers. As a result, we have come closer than ever to a perfect solution for wire harness design and manufacturing teams.

The latest developments of Harness Builder for E3.series are driven by the goal of creating a highly accurate wire harness design that requires minimal manual input and can drive downstream testing and manufacturing automation. It has never been easier or faster to use a single solution to go from quotation to manufacturing within a single solution.

New Features

Empowered Design Tools

Automated Harness Detailing

Expanded Automated Report Generation

Testing and Manufacturing Automation

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Empowered Design Tools

  • IPC Wire A-620 Wire Tolerancing Standards
    • Harness tolerancing blocks placed on a formboard to follow the IPC wire A-620 standard. The standard adjusts the size of the wire to increase on a sliding scale based on the routed length.
    • The tolerance setting options can be in imperial units, metric units, or a percentage. These settings are read from the drawing, therefore, configurable for individual harnesses.
  • Formboard Copilot
    • Formboard Co-pilot is a drafting tool to simplify creating a harness on a size constrained formboard.
    • The exact length of branches and trunks is always a challenge to manage perfectly the first time around wrapping a harness around a size constrained formboard when the length is known in advance.
  • Standardized shareable configuration
    • The expanded level of automation in Harness Builder for E3.sereis 2020 brings additional configuration options. Teams can now create a standard configuration using the import and export settings options
  • Wire color details on multiple connector views
    • Documenting a harness with the color of the wire connected to a pin is beneficial in increasing wiring efficiency.
    • The previous limitation of a single view capable of displaying wire colors forced the user to select a connector loading view.
    • With the 2020 update, both the loading views and table views of the harness can display the wire colors on the pins.
    • In addition to the color, configurable wire attributes can be displayed for additional detail.

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Automated harness detailing

  • Label Placement
    • The automatic label placement saves time and standardizes harness designs across projects effectively. The labels are for standard devices and connectors.
    • The label placement option is highly configurable to handle the labels as independent parts or additional parts of the devices and connectors.
    • The label placement solution is versatile and provides complete auto place options as well as an individual placement option
    • The label placement option is also capable of assigning heat shrinks to device and connector terminations.
  • Tape Placement
    • Tape or other accessories are placed automatically on the entire harness or selected branches.
    • The calculation for the bundle diameter is automatic, and an appropriate tape is selected.
    • The Tape placement is configurable with offset, centering, and other selection standards to match various process requirements.

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Expanded Automated Report Generation

  • User-defined templates and configuration
    • New selection options for user-defined templates enable the creation of multiple types of B.O.Ms and WRLs without the need for extensive configuration.
    • For e.g. a B.O.M for purchasing, assembly and manufacturing are created as required.
    • The Excel report is now enhanced with specific quotation related functional placeholders to improve the reports.
    • New configuration and columns options added for easy customization and versatility
    • The interdependency of the on-page and Excel B.O.M generation has been removed and now can be independently generated.
  • Easily edit and reassign Item number
    • Reassigning and renumbering the items is easier than ever with a dedicated B.O.M Item manager
  • Keep the B.O.M and W.R.L in sync
    • In a harness, the wiring list and the B.O.M are invariable interlinked.
    • The latest options truly link them together. It is now possible to update both reports if one of them is updated in the project.
    • This is done to ensure the wires, end treatments and any other dependencies are up to date in the project reports.

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Testing and Manufacturing Automation

  • Projection Works is an augmented 3D optical projection solution for harness assembly. It provides work instructions, assembly aids, and other digital markers to improve the formboard creation process.
  • Harness Builder for E3.series exports placement and wiring information. The exported information is directly projected on formboard as augmented reality work instructions.
  • The combined solution reduces manual errors and speeds time to manufacture.
  • Harness Builder 2020 for E3.series can export directly to CableScan equipment for testing.
  • This integration adds to our growing list of supported vendors that includes Cami Research, Cirris, DIT-MCO, and Dynalab.

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Testing and Manufacturing Automation

  • Harness Builder for E3.series 2020 greatly improves support for 3rd Party automated testing, labeling, printing, assembly, and manufacturing equipment.
  • The new projection works export utility makes it easier to realize augmented manufacturing and assembly gains. The exported package is directly loaded into the projection works solution for a seamless experience. Special tools and planning aids make it easy to re-use design data and documentation.
  • Support for third-party test and manufacturing exports has been expanded to add CableScan testing equipment.
  • New Cirris Options added for external configuration files
  • Expanded Cirris Options
    • Cirris settings can now be controlled from the default set of external configuration files. These options provide more settings and versatility in testing processes.

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  • Harness Builder for E3.series greatly improves support for 3rd Party automated testing, labeling, printing, assembly, and manufacturing equipment.
  • Support for third-party test and manufacturing exports has been expanded. Harness Builder 2020 for E3.series can export directly to CableScan equipment for testing. This integration adds to our growing list of supported vendors that includes Cami Research, Cirris, DIT-MCO, and Dynalab.
  • Also included in the 2020 release is a new export utility to drive the ProjectionWorks (a division of Delta Sigma) family of manufacturing equipment. Harness placement and wiring information is exported from the Zuken tool and projected directly on the formboard as augmented reality work instructions. This combined solution reduces manual errors and speeds time to manufacture.
  • Projection Works Assembly Instructions
    • Projection Works is a 3D optical projection solution for harness assembly. It provides work instructions, assembly aids, and other digital markers to improve the formboard creation process.
    • Special components are available inside the Harness Builder for E3.series database to manage the holding, placement, and binding accessories required on a formboard. The items are specially colored to enhance visibility and also hidden on a specific layer to hide from the standard view.
    • The files are exported as a package to directly load into the projection works solution.

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