Augmented Harness Assembly, the Future of Aerospace and Automotive Harnesses?

Harness Manufacturing is an artform, with skilled workers across the UK assembling thousands of harnesses daily. Here’s the catch though, to build a harness you have to spend an age searching through documents to find the information you really need. Your worker spends a lot of their time searching through documents and not using their skills! Unfortunately, during this search things get misread leading to quality defects and an unwanted increase in production time.

Tradition Harness board

Tradition Harness board

Paperwork!

Paperwork!

HarnessWorks

Let’s introduce Harness works, an Augmented reality system which is designed to accurately display the wire paths, routes, connector pins and any other information you want at exactly the right time and place. No more searching through documents or paper. By showing the information at exactly the right time you drastically increase production and reduce quality issues. Currently HarnessWorks is revolutionising the Aerospace industry and it’s only a matter of time before it breaks into the Automotive and white goods sector.

How does it work

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We take data from any source, then using Rulescript convert this into the Projection file. This whole process normally takes around an hour for a large loom. Once the file has been published it never needs to be touched again for that loom, no need to print Mylar’s or storing the boards anymore.

To ensure dimensional accuracy the projection is calibrated to known point on the harness board, this gives an accuracy of <1mm ensuring that all the wires which are cut to size are within tolerance. HarnessWorks removes the guesswork. This process usually takes less than five minutes.

Reconfigurable board

Projected Board

Projected Board

Traditional Board

Traditional Board

Using projection, a steel board and re-configurable magnetic clips, one board can be used for every wiring loom. Two smaller looms can also be projected onto a single board allowing for a multifunctional Harness board.

Summary

We believe HarnessWorks is the next step in Harness assembly, robotics simply cannot do what a skilled worker does. We’ve shown that enabling the worker to use more of their skills and remove the tedious time-consuming parts of the job will drastically improve production and quality of your organisation.

Latest Harnessboard

Latest Harnessboard

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A3L are the lead supplier of ProjectionWorks to the UK and Europe. For more information please feel free to contact us:

www.a3l.uk.com

+44 (0) 7984 520549

Mike.Sorbie@a3l.uk.com

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