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Game Changer for Wire Harness Manufacturers: Panduit Quick-Build™ Harness Board System


August 24, 2015
By Business Wire News

TINLEY PARK, Ill.

Panduit Corp., a leading global provider of wire management solutions for wire harness builders, launched today the patent-pending Quick-Build™ Harness Board System. The Quick-Build™ System is a revolutionary modular, expandable solution comprised of 1’ X 1’ (305mm x 305mm) reusable grid tiles with specially shaped holes that accept repositionable accessories to improve the productivity of wire harness build time by up to 18% compared to plywood board and nail method.

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A Revolutionary Modular Solution for Harness Manufacturers (Photo: Business Wire)

A Revolutionary Modular Solution for Harness Manufacturers (Photo: Business Wire)

The specially designed Quick-Build™ mounting pegs lock into the grid tiles with just a twist. Used along with the Quick-Build™ mounting platforms and nail holders, which accept Panduit conventional wire harness layout accessories and industry-standard testing fixtures, these components create a modular harness board system.

“Low-Volume-High-Mix (LVHM) manufacturers achieve the greatest savings due to reduced material costs — up to 65% of layout and board builds,” according to Bob Krisel, Vice President of Panduit OEM Solutions. “By reducing the number of bulky plywood boards, the Quick-BuildHarness Board System delivers more than 50% in storage space savings.”

The Quick-Build™ System elevates harness routing above the grid tiles, allowing wire harness manufacturers to use the Panduit Automatic Cable Tie Installation Tool (PAT). The PAT System is six times faster than conventional cable tie installation systems, which can further improve productivity.

Whether the need is to build a variety of wire and cable assemblies to meet different customer specifications or for prototyping new harness designs, the more harnesses built with the Quick-Build™ System, the more wire harness manufacturers’ profitability increases by:

  • Improving storage efficiency and reducing costly square footage from storing plywood harness boards not in use
  • Reducing labor needed to retrieve and store plywood harness boards
  • Decreasing setup time as compared to the plywood board and nail method
  • Reducing repetitive work and improving safety from use of hammer and nails
  • Reusing existing Panduit harness board accessories to create a modular system
  • Decreasing capital expense by reducing the number of harness board accessories and test fixtures stored with plywood boards

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Panduit OEM Solutions

When you harness the ingenuity of Panduit, you tap into a 60-year legacy of leadership in wire management that helps OEMs and contract manufacturers organize, connect, and protect electrical wire and cable systems for optimum performance and lowest total cost of ownership. www.panduit.com/OEM

Panduit Corp.
Debra Brinkman, 708-532-1800 ext. 81177
dbri@panduit.com