Automotive Wiring Harness Channels
A plastic molder of automotive wiring harness channels had been faced with the task of installing multiple Compression Limiters into irregular shaped components. In total, there were four different components - each containing between two and six SPIROL® Series 600 Aluminum Compression Limiters. The irregular shape and thin walls of the wiring harness posed a fixturing and installation challenge for the customer. The wiring harness was not only irregular in shape, but the Compression Limiter installation heights varied within the part. The previous method of assembly was manual with the operator placing and hammering each Compression Limiter into place. The manual process was slow, it was difficult to ensure proper alignment of the Compression Limiter with the hole, and the scrap levels were unacceptable.