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Flat laminated cable shielding process

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000017130D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-22

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Authors:
Roel Hellemans Sylvain Leveille [+details]

Abstract

I- INTRODUCTION The manufacturing of the Flat Laminated Cable (FLC) is already known. At present, shielded FLC are used in short length and a usual shielding process is to paint or spray the FLC with silver conductive ink, this process is waste consuming. However, automotive applications usually require ten meters FLC length. A cost and waste saving process for FLC high-volume is to use a silver ink bath where all the length of the FLC is dipped. Grounding to the outside conductor of the FLC generally requires a pre-punching of the insulation tape before laminate both tapes (the upper and bottom one). An individual grounding of the shielded FLC is also manufactured. A cost saving process for FLC high-volume is to use a punch machine for entire FLC before the shielding operation during the harness-manufacturing step. II-GROUNDING PROCESS