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Robot Path Planning for Wiring of Cable Harnesses Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060719D
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

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Kurtzberg, JM Meyer, JM [+details]


A cable harness consists of an assembly of wires of various types and colors, bundled together in a distinct shape and ready for insertion into a product, such as a computer frame. Industries, such as computer and electronic, aerospace, and automotive, spend considerable resources on cables. Usually the assembly is essentially flat, i.e., two-dimensional. The individual wires are known as leads and connect specified pins in terminator or connector devices. An important method of production is one in which all leads of a common type are strung together in one continuous operation, thus sharply reducing the amount of overhead involved in starting and stopping robot motion.