“Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Harness Assemblies”
IPC/WHMA-A-620 is the first industry standard for cable and wire harness fabrication and installation. The Operator program is modularized to allow for maximum flexibility to meet individual needs. This training provides a detailed overview of the IPC/WHMA-A-620A Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Harness Assemblies and is supported by actual cable building exercises and concludes with a qualifying examination.
IPC certification demonstrates a commitment to customer requirements and greatly assists companies dedicated to ISO-9000 or other quality assurance initiatives.
Three major benefits of receiving or renewing IPC certification in electronic assemblies and inspection include:
1.) Building Consistent Products
Consistency is key to profitability and industry success. Maintaining IPC certification in visual inspection of electronic assemblies provides guidelines and standards for the efficient production of a consistent product. Consistency in manufacturing methods and final product specifications has a direct and positive correlation to consumer satisfaction and repeat business.
In terms of industry compliance, failure to follow the most widely accepted set of IPC standards results in a “massive duplication of effort costing the industry millions of man hours in waste and creating industry chaos and global non-standardization.” An organization’s level of internal consistency should mirror industry best practices to guarantee optimal production symmetry and cooperation.
2.) Improving Cross-Channel Communications
Miscommunication can lead to inconsistency and delayed production. In the OEM and EMS industry, it is crucial that vendors and manufacturers use the same terminology and practice the same standards. IPC certification ensures that this is the case. Employees and managers from all sides of supply channels confirm the benefits of IPC certification in cross-channel communication and attribute their success, in large part, to speaking the same language. When cross-channel interactions are streamlined, overall production time and coordination is improved.
3.) Reducing Costs
When a company is able to produce consistently and streamline cross-channel communications and interactions, what follows is a natural reduction in production costs.
The requirements laid out in IPC/WHMA-A-620 courses ensure that each product, at each stage in the assembly line and process, is evaluated and serviced under the same scrutiny as others. This will not only reduce costs by decreasing the number of rebuilds and reworks, but also improve production time. These certifications ensure that your operation employs a higher standard of quality control.
After receiving or renewing your IPC certifications, you’ll find that your ability to efficiently produce a consistent, high-quality product, and communicate with other vendors/manufacturers in your supply chain, becomes significantly simpler. These certifications not only enable your company to become a trusted provider within the industry, but also allow for future business growth.
Upon successful completion of this training program participants will be certified as Certified IPC Specialist (CIS). With this portable credential, you’ll receive immediate recognition and value throughout the Electronics Industry.
Module 1 – Introduction/IPC Professional Policies and Procedures (section 1); Foreword and Applicable Documents (section 2); Cable/wire preparation (section 3); Measuring Cable Assemblies (section 11); Testing Cable Assemblies (section 19)
Module 2 – Crimp Terminations (section 5) and Insulation Displacement Connections (section 6)
Module 3 – Soldered Terminations (section 4)
Module 4 – Connectorization (section 9) and Molding/Potting (section10)
Module 5 – Splices (section 8)
Module 6 – Marking/Labeling (section 12); Wire Bundle Securing (section 14); Shielding (section 15); Protective Coverings (section 16) Finished Assembly Installation (Section 17)
Module 7 – Coaxial and Twin axial Cable Assemblies (section 13)
Module 8 – Solderless Wire Wrap (section 18)