Targeting Excellence in Cable and Wire Harness Manufacturing with IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certification

We are pleased to announce that Micromech are now a Certified IPC/WHMA-A-620 application specialist. This follows successful completion of an IPC approved training course by Dave Whitmell our Workshop Supervisor.

Dave WhitmellThe IPC 620 standard covers the requirements and acceptance for cable and wire harness assemblies. The training topics included crimp terminations, insulation displacement connections, connectorisation, moulding and potting. This investment in the IPC 620 certification demonstrates Micromech’s continual commitment to meeting customer requirements and quality improvement.

The IPC/WHMA-A-620 certification is the first industry consensus standard for cable and wire harness fabrication and installation. Classes of products are defined and include criteria for target, acceptable, process Indicator and defect conditions to support the collection of visual quality acceptability requirements for each class.

Revision A, developed during a four-year process by members from user and supplier companies, represents a consensus among industry leaders which includes the IPC Wire Harness Acceptability Task Group of the Product Assurance Committee and the Wire Harness Manufacturers’ Association Industry Technical Guidelines Committee to prepare this standard.

The standard describes acceptability criteria for crimped, mechanically secured and soldered interconnection and the corresponding lacing/restraining criteria associated with cable and harness assemblies. This industry developed and approved programme
includes training, certification and instructional materials and also takes the individual to the position whereby they themselves are at a level to be IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC trainers. It is a comprehensive and technically accurate programme providing certified IPC trainers with high quality materials and detailed instructional plans.

The benefit of this certification demonstrates commitment to customer requirements and greatly facilitates certification to ISO Certification or other quality assurance initiatives. By having earned this portable credential, Micromech has received immediate recognition, legitimacy and value throughout the electronics industry.

For more information contact Joe Marshall, Quality Manager on 01376 333333 or joe@micromech.co.uk

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