Innovation Initiative Wiring Harness

As one of the most elaborate and complex individual components, the cable harness plays an important role for the entire automotive industry. In the future, with electric mobility and autonomous driving, the performance of the cable harness will have to meet new challenges. Automation and modularization, as well as the new production, manufacturing, and assembly technologies associated with them, open up opportunities to improve the value added of this key component. At the same time, complexity and a wealth of variants in terms of automation involve a number of challenges that can only be solved across companies.

In the innovation initiative wiring harness of ARENA2036, companies from different levels of the value chain have joined forces in order to meet the challenges together within the framework of pre-competitive cooperation.To advance the automation of the wiring harness in engineering, production and assembly, in this process

  • future demands on the wiring harness of tomorrow are identified,
  • opportunities for standardization are being developed,
  • potential of new technologies is being identified,
  • and future scenarios are being derived.

For Schäfer, the initiative is a valuable opportunity to face the complexity and the resulting challenges together with a network of experts from the entire value chain. As an experienced machine tool and special machine manufacturer, we contribute our core competence in the field of automated wire and terminal processing and expand our own knowledge spectrum through the interdisciplinary discussions within the consortium.

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