ROBOTICA & MANAGEMENT - Vol. 23, No. 2, December 2018, pp. 21-26

Present and Future Trends in the Execution of Electric Wiring for the Automotive Industry

Florian F. Pfeifer *, Lia Dolga **, Hannelore Filipescu **, Valer Dolga **

* SC Kromberg & Schubert Romania SRL,
Timisoara, TM 300 522 Romania
** Politehnica University of Timisoara, Department of Mechatronics,
B. M. Viteazu 1, 300 222, Romania

 A wire harness is a support for transferring signals or electricity. Commonly used in various branches of mechanical engineering, wiring offers more advantages than free cords and cables, that is why its rate in the automobile industry is more than 30% of the total production of cables. The paper deals with the current and future aspects regarding the manufacturing of harnesses for the automotive industry.
Keywords: cars, electrical wiring, environmental variability, design, robotics.

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