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Crimp Quality Improvement

Feature article in Wire Harness News: An Introduction & Overview of diagnosing Crimp Applicator Issues, Inspection Equipment and Preventive Maintenance

Crimp quality is a key aspect within the wire harness industry. Poorly crimped connections can lead to a variety of issues, such as an electrical short, an open circuit, or a weak connection. Poor quality crimps can cause corrosion, intermittent or poor performance of the connection, and even complete failure of the connection. There are several specifications of a terminated wire that must pass through a quality check. These are just the basic elements of a terminated wire that must be measured and must fall within a certain tolerance. Each crimped terminal will, to an extent, vary between samples but minimizing it maintains high quality and process reliability. This is especially critical for wire harnesses which carry power and data between larger assemblies.

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Mecal By Starn started as a partnership between Mecal and Starn Tool in order to supply North American Wire Harness Industry with world-class applicators, presses and spare parts from Mecal. Mecal was established in 1976 with the aim of supplying the wire harness industry with the best crimping equipment available. While Starn Tool, a well-respected precision machining company since 1945, has supported the wire harness industry since the 1960’s.

Today, Mecal by Starn is known for its customer service excellence across its expansive product line, as well as innovation and capability in custom-designed solutions to meet customer needs and help solve complex project challenges.


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