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In many cases, the electronic signals in an electronic product are transported between the printed circuit board assemblies through wires, in general, bundled together in wire harnesses. The connection to the “world outside” is done by wires as well, we mostly call them cables. They come in different forms, lengths, and configurations with connectors in various shapes and pin counts. The electrical connections are made by connectors with contacts that can be soldered or crimped. Sometimes wires are soldered to terminals. Ground connections within wire harness assemblies sometimes are even ultrasonically welded.

Wire assemblies can be quite simple like the cable that connects a headphone to an MP3 player or very complex like the cable wire assemblies that connects the various electronic control units and periphery components of the electronic installation in an airplane or space craft.
The operating circumstances can differ as well and they will have to stand up to their task, withstanding vibrations, temperature shocks, and cycling, bending, pulling, and sometimes operate in very harsh environments. Depending on the application they might be used in situations where they come in contact with aggressive fluids like oil, gasoline, cooling fluids and various other chemicals.

So a harness assembly can’t be taken for granted and has to fulfill certain requirements. Here is where the IPC/WHMA-A-620 comes in. The IPC/WHMA-A-620 is the standard for Requirements and Acceptance of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. It is co-developed by working groups from IPC and WHMA, the Wiring Harness Manufacturing Association. It goes into process related items like materials, tools, and equipment to use for manufacturing processes. But also you can find the relevant information and criteria for the inspection of cable harness assemblies.
The extensive amount of illustrations make the texts “come to live” for the inspectors showing them what to look for when judging the wire harness assemblies.

The latest revision of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 is the C revision. It was published by IPC in January 2017. Again it has been updated to reflect the latest techniques and insights from the wire harness manufacturing industry. Comments and suggestions to the former version have been evaluated by a team of experts from the industry and changes were made to texts and tables. New illustrations have been added as well, making it well fit and the superior guidance document for everyone involved in processing, inspecting and using wire harness assemblies.

Even though this revision of this document is quite new to the market the PIEK and its Master IPC Trainers are fully prepared to inform you of the applicable training programs, the updated requirements of this standard and certify you as a Certified IPC Specialist or maybe even as a Certified IPC Trainer.

Training Calendar

Upcoming Regional IPC/WHMA-A-620 Courses

The dates listed on our website under the Training Calendar page have been put aside for those clients that have only a handful of employees or individuals that need to be enrolled in that particular IPC training course. See below for a small selection.

Start dateTrainingLanguageLocation 
26 March 2019IPC/WHMA-A-620GermanSingenQuote Request
02 April 2019IPC/WHMA-A-620GermanMünsterQuote Request
15 May 2019IPC/WHMA-A-620DutchHeerlenQuote Request
21 May 2019IPC/WHMA-A-620EnglishHeerlenQuote Request
09 July 2019IPC/WHMA-A-620GermanBretten (Karlsruhe)Quote Request
22 October 2019IPC/WHMA-A-620GermanSingenQuote Request
29 October 2019IPC/WHMA-A-620DutchHeerlenQuote Request
19 November 2019IPC/WHMA-A-620GermanMünsterQuote Request
26 November 2019IPC/WHMA-A-620GermanBretten (Karlsruhe)Quote Request
26 November 2019IPC/WHMA-A-620EnglishHeerlenQuote Request

We only offer a few common courses as open enrollment IPC training. See the Training Calendar page for available courses, dates and locations. If you wish to book one or more open enrollment courses, for one or more of your staff members please complete the quote request form.

Group PIEK & IPC training

For group IPC training for any staff that need to be trained and certified in any of the courses that PIEK offers, as per our complete course listing, let us know and we will provide you with the course outline and pricing for the course(s) that you choose. Our group rates allow up to 15 participants for theoretical courses and up to 10 participants for courses with practical training, at a great price. For a customized, site-specific quotation please fill in the quote request form.

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