Significant technical updates, greater ease-of-use and compatibility with other key assembly standards are among the many changes users will find in the newly released B revision of IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. This important industry standard is a joint effort of IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® and the Wire Harness Manufacturers’ Association (WHMA).
The revision addresses more than 500 documented comments and recommendations from users throughout the industry and features 125 new or changed illustrations.
Some of the most extensive changes appear in the molding and potting section, which has been expanded for increased coverage of Class 2 and 3 requirements, including 31 new illustrations. The document also provides new criteria for wires as small as 32 AWG, and has a section on requirements flow down, which requires companies to have their subcontractors use the standard to ensure all hardware is manufactured to the same guidelines.
IPC/WHMA-A-620B is 400 pages long and features 682 full-color illustrations.
IPC/WHMA-A-620B standards are also available on CD-ROM.
Also Avaliable in Spanish, Chinese, German, Danish, Polish, and French Versions
Following the release of Rev B, a number of amendments were offered. These amendments have passed ballot. To view the amendments click here: IPC/WHMA-A-620B Amendment 1
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