IPC/WHMA-A-620 remains the only industry-consensus standard for Requirements and Acceptance of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. IPC and the Wire Harness Manufacturers Association (WHMA) continued to work together to develop this significant update.
The standard has over 700 full-color pictures and illustrations. Included in the 19 chapters are criteria for wire prep, soldering to terminals, crimping of stamped and formed contacts and machined contacts, insulation displacement connectors, ultrasonic welding, splicing, connectors, molding, marking, coax/biax cables, wrapping/lacing, shielding, assembly and wire-wrap terminations.
Also covered are the criteria for molding, potting, splicing, crimp contacts without insulation support, inline insulation displacement connectors, connectorization, rigid and conformable cable, flexible sleeving, broomstitching, testing, and more.
This is the latest revision of the only industry-consensus standard for Requirements and Acceptance of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies, and it includes new sections for safety wiring, safety cable, grommets, and raceways along with updated information across many of the sections. This standard describes materials, methods, tests and acceptance criteria for producing crimped, mechanically secured and soldered interconnections and the related assembly activities associated with cable and harness assemblies.
Released February 2017.