Prevent the most common cause of mobile machinery downtime – faulty wiring. Cross company engineers take time and care designing and building the most efficient wiring systems for mobile machinery. Our team can review complex electronic systems and customize wiring harnesses that focuses on protecting key points throughout your system.
Whether your system has a need for just a few harness points or several, our team takes several steps to ensure you have the best harnessing solution for your equipment. Take a look at some of the key points in our process.
- For wire ends where crimping of a terminal is needed, a single wall heat shrink is applied to cover any exposed wires, eliminating bare wires that can lead to ground faults.
- For any wires that are spliced, first the wires are ultrasonically welded, then a piece of dual wall heat shrink is applied to seal the splice. The inner lining of this heat shrink is a glue meltliner that further seals the splice.
- Dual wall heat shrink is also used when eyelets are applied to the ends of wires.
- Any type of wire function code can be applied on the ends of the wire or can be continuously printed on the wires for ease of identification. In addition, a color-coded wire can be used and a wire function code can be applied for redundancy. We typically recommend both.
- We do a periodic tensile test or “pull” test as a means of evaluating the mechanical properties of a crimped connection. This is done once a month on our dyes and presses to ensure proper functioning. We also do random testing on wiring harnesses from production to ensure mechanical integrity.
- Lastly, a braided jacket is applied to the wiring harness to ensure tensile strength and to protect the harness from mechanical damage.