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Spring 2021 Update from JEM Electronics About COVID-19

Posted May 11, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

improved (adj): made more desirable or valuable or profitable

Is improvement on the horizon? The first quarter of 2021 is now in the books and the ‘current’ new normal is optimistic for growth in 2021 and beyond. In a global survey of CEO’s, 76% expect growth in 2021 versus 10% staying the same and 14% predicting the economy will diminish (PwC 24th Annual Global CEO Survey). As for the United States, GDP forecast for growth in 2021 & 2022 is 6.5% and 3.3% respectively, ...

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Molded Boots vs Heat Shrink Boots in Cable Assemblies

Posted April 27, 2021

Molded boots and heat-shrink boots offer rugged, robust connector protection for cable assemblies and related cable harness applications. Either type of boot can provide necessary mechanical protection, insulation, and relief to cables from wear and strain. They can also be cosmetically enhanced for easy identification as much as for aesthetic purposes. Boots are used by numerous industries and businesses of all scales and sizes - aerospace, financial, medical, energy, marine, military, ...

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Industrial Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing

Posted April 14, 2021

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) has grown and expanded into near every nook and cranny of everyday life in the modern world. Look no further than the smartphone as exhibit “A”, and, just beyond that, to the search engines that customize news and optimize online shopping. AI regulates smart technology in homes, offices & businesses, and it operates nearly all car functions and even irrigates crops on farms and monitors the food consumption of livestock. The list of how thoroughly ...

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Benefits of Automated Cutting, Crimping, and Stripping Machines

Posted March 18, 2021

In today’s global economy, automation is essential for wire harness manufacturers in providing uniformity and consistency that can ensure product quality. While many aspects of the wire harness production still involve manual assembly, one vital step in wire harness assembly can be accomplished efficiently through automated equipment and processes. Cutting, crimping, and stripping machines offer high speed & reliable solutions for wire harness manufacturers. The machines can cut wire to ...

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The Effects of COVID-19 on the Electronics Supply Chain

Posted March 01, 2021

The electronics supply chain has confronted several challenges over the past year that have significantly impacted the sector. None larger than the pandemic itself, COVID-19 exposed the vulnerability of the supply chain, having a ripple effect that stemmed production and choked off critical components, which slowed normal production and canceled or delayed new product launches. 

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Wire Harness Assembly 101

Posted January 27, 2021

A wire harness assembly groups wires, cables, connectors, and other components into an organized electronic or electrical wiring system designed to convey information, transmit sensor signals and/or electrical power. From laptops to automobiles, such assemblies connect electrical components and electronic devices that supply power and send signals for any given system to operate. Thus, the wire harness assembly of any system is necessary to power that system.

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2021 Update from JEM Electronics About COVID-19

Posted January 08, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Well, we can put another year in the books. And what a year it was! According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics: 52% of businesses told employees not to work (with or without pay) for at least some portion of the year. This type of activity required leaders to enact multiple mandates to better manage their workforce and run their businesses. They needed to set & enforce work boundaries. Businesses, including ours, spent millions of dollars ensuring workplaces were safe. ...

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Top Maintenance Tips from Wiring Harness Manufacturers

Posted December 16, 2020

Design, functionality, and easy maintenance are key features that wiring harness manufacturers look to when producing wire harnesses. Vital to an immense range of products that relay electrical power or transmit data - from refrigerators, automobiles, and industrial robotics to cell phones, tablets, and telecom assemblies - wire harnesses are essential devices that literally keep us connected to the everyday world in which we live. An extended product lifespan, performance, meeting ...

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Wiring System Sizing, Selection, and Design

Posted November 24, 2020

When picking out the appropriate electrical wire size for a wire harness wiring system, designers should take several factors under consideration to make certain the application functions as intended to the satisfaction of the main manufacturer or consumer. For instance, a wire harness that can’t carry an electrical load or malfunctions in adverse environmental conditions will, ultimately, result in a commercial setback - a waste of production time and material, and a loss of business. It’s ...

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Wire Markers & Cable Labeling 101

Posted October 22, 2020

Wire markers and cable labeling play an essential role in wire and cable management systems. Beyond that of an organizational tool, marking and labeling are a form of visual communication that offers comprehensive identification of an entire assembly or system. Marking and labeling properly document electrical assemblies or IT networks that can further aid in troubleshooting, solving, or detecting disruptions to infrastructure. It can streamline access to a system for maintenance and repair ...

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