Wire Harness Manufacturing from Cost Estimates to Testing

On-demand webinar

Join Zuken and Cirris for this joint webinar. Wire harness manufacturers need a simple and quick process to create the wire harness design, estimate cost and generate quotations with manufacturing build documentation. Many manufacturers today are using manual processes that are time-consuming and error-prone. Harness Builder for E3.series is a low-cost product built for the harness manufacturer to automate many of those manual processes while eliminating errors and lowering costs.

This webinar will detail the process of creating wire harness quotations and the design detail required for the test and manufacturing of simple and complex harnesses. A large component database with links to manufacturing aids and tools is key to accurate quotation and design output.

The demonstration will show the ease of standard part selection from the Harness Builder for E3.series library to facilitate quick and accurate customer cost estimation and quotations. It will then follow through the design cycle to detail a manufacturing formboard and finally show the direct exports to Cirris wire harness test systems and wire cut/strip and labeling machines.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to quickly deliver accurate cost and quotation information for a harness
  • The benefits of a standard library with manufacturing build information
  • Techniques to speed design time by eradicating the need for lengthy checking and verification
  • An understanding of how a Cirris test machine will save time and eliminate harness problems
  • The advantages of common electrical objects for BOMs, cut-lists and direct export to wire cutting/stripping and marking machines

Who should attend:

  • Harness manufacturers and their job quotation teams, along with any engineering and technical resources who create and test the formboard layouts.


Paul Harvell, Product Director of E3.series, Zuken USA

Paul HarvellPaul Harvell Is the Product Director of E3.series. He has been working with Electrical Design Solutions for the past 25 years. Installing, implementing and training Zuken’s E3.series Application in different industry sectors ranging from small control panel application through vehicle wire harnessing all the way up to power station generation and distribution companies. He is also the architect and driving force behind the manufacturing tool – Harness Builder for E3.series.

Kevin Ellsworth, Product Manager, Cirris

Kevin Ellsworth, CirrisKevin Ellsworth is the Product Manager at Cirris Systems Corporation, a world leader in electrical test equipment. He has a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering and brings with him a background in the cable assembly business. As Product Manager, he spends a large amount of his time talking, visiting and training people at cable and harness shops around the world. These interactions give Kevin insights into what industry practices yield the best results. He is instrumental in the development of state of the art products that are meeting the needs of many of the world’s leading companies.

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