Interconnect Wire Harnesses / Assemblies

Interconnect Wire Harnesses / Assemblies

Overmolded, Overbraided, Shielded and Environmental Designs for Harsh Environmental Interconnect Wire Harness and Cable Assembly Applications

Military, aerospace, and harsh-environment industrial interconnect applications require EWIS cabling of a caliber not generally found on consumer-grade applications such as desktop computers or automobiles. In fact, the typical interconnect cable assembly made for high performance applications – from fighter jets to dismounted soldier systems – has little in common with their more pedestrian cousins in the consumer product arena including better shielding from electromagnetic interference, higher levels of environmental sealing and superior all-around mechanical performance.

Glenair: Where Connector Manufacturing Meets Cable Harness Assembly

If there is one thing we understand well at Glenair, it's how to build interconnect assemblies for high-reliability systems. In fact, when it comes to protecting both electrical and optical media from mechanical stress, corrosion damage, lightning strike, physical abuse, nuclear, biological or chemical contamination and more, there is no more experienced cable operation in the business than Glenair. In large part this is due to our extensive interconnect component design and manufacturing capabilities combined with our many years of experience in military grade and harsh environmental commercial cable harness fabrication.

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Overmolded Assemblies

Terminated, tested, overmolded, and ready for use, Glenair environmental cable assemblies may be supplied with MIL-M-24041 materials as well as other molding materials including Viton®, Duralectric™, polyurethane, EPDM, Santoprene™, polyamide and more. Fast turnaround and quality fabrication in overmolded cable assemblies depends on capital investment in tooling and injection molding equipment. Glenair operates the largest and most well-equipped overmolding shop in the high-reliability cable industry.

Advantages of Overmolding

  • Waterproof sealing
  • Robust mechanical protection
  • Permanent protection of terminations
  • Resistance to chemicals and fuels
  • No induced cold flow stress
  • Electrical isolation and insulation
  • Reduced damage from wear
  • Flexible routing/cable entry
  • Repeatable assembly performance

Application Examples

Commander Ed White's, Golden Umbilical

Commander Ed White's, "Golden Umbilical"

  • With space-grade radiation shielding
  • On display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
Overmolded Power and Signal Cable Assembly

Overmolded Power and Signal Cable Assembly

  • Color-Coded
Overmolded TurboFlex™ Power and Signal Tank Pylon Assembly

Overmolded TurboFlex™ Power and Signal Tank Pylon Assembly

Tight-Tolerance Multibranch Fighter Jet Assembly

Tight-Tolerance Multibranch Fighter Jet Assembly

Repairable Accordion Boot-Equipped Assembly

Repairable Accordion Boot-Equipped Assembly

Hybrid Overmolded and Tape-Wrapped Assembly

Hybrid Overmolded and Tape-Wrapped Assembly

Overmolded Point-to-Point Assembly

Overmolded Point-to-Point Assembly

  • With Coil Cord Cabling
Commercial Aircraft Assembly

Commercial Aircraft Assembly

  • With Duralectric™ Overmolding and Mighty Mouse Connectors
Hybrid Abrasion-Resistant Overbraided Cable Assembly

Hybrid Abrasion-Resistant Overbraided Cable Assembly

  • With Overmolded Cable Junctions
Head-Up Display (HUD) Cable

Head-Up Display (HUD) Cable

  • With Custom Series 804 Mighty Mouse and Low-Profile Cable Routing