There was no generally accepted workmanship standard in the wire harness business before the creation of the IPC/WHMA A-620 standard. Because of this lack of standardization, wire harness manufacturers and OEMs frequently lacked understanding regarding what constitutes "acceptable quality."
Today, the industry's top worldwide craftsmanship standard is still the IPC WHMA A-620 Revision C certification. The IPC 620 certification standard specifies best practices and requirements for producing cable and wire harness assemblies, including testing procedures, methodologies, and acceptability criteria.
More effective collaboration between OEMs and manufacturers is made possible by the widely used IPC 620 standard. The standard is transforming the $122 billion wire harness market and bringing about advancements that benefit OEMs and suppliers.
The IPC 620 specification:
Establishes a common language for wire harness manufacturers and OEMs: Organizations in 42 nations are IPC 620 accredited, and training materials are available in twelve languages. With such an all-encompassing standard, OEMs and manufacturers may communicate easily and collaborate more easily, even when a project has specific build requirements.
Companies whose workforce needs to be trained to the standard may find it challenging to collaborate with these OEMs as more of them are referencing the IPC 620 standard on their drawings.
Increases quality and compliance: IPC 620 provides compliance with crucial regulatory standards and is acknowledged as world-class training and certification by ISO and customer auditors.
The certification harmonizes processes and aids businesses in achieving operational excellence in terms of productivity and quality. It also helps manufacturers adopt tried-and-true procedures and get the most out of their workforce by identifying chances for ongoing improvement.
Improves client satisfaction: OEMs of today are searching for solution providers rather than merely material or component suppliers. These solution providers should know everything from high-level assemblies, project management, and regulatory requirements to wire and cable, connectors, and assembly.
OEMs will receive more of what they require from their manufacturing partner if the manufacturer is IPC 620 certified. They will access informed, highly skilled individuals who are better prepared to offer such value-added services.
Confirms wire harness producers: Manufacturers of wire harnesses have their authenticity attested by an IPC 620 certification. It shows a dedication to satisfying client needs and makes certification in other programs for quality assurance easier.
It is an effective tool for showcasing a manufacturer's skills, quality control procedures, and commitment to encouraging a genuine engagement with clients.
Invests in professionals in the field: The IPC 620 certification demonstrates a commitment to investing in your workforce and contributes to solving the manufacturing sector's existing skills gap.
Employees are instructed in all facets of wire processing through IPC 620 standard training, from wire cutting and stripping to testing complete harnesses.
Written and visual examples provide the production crew with a clear explanation of what constitutes a good portion and what does not. Employee IPC 620 training is an investment in a business's most precious asset.
Training your team following IPC 620 is an investment in quality management systems, skilled staff, and our tried-and-true procedures, enabling us to continue to go above and beyond the call of duty for our clients.