Types of Electrical Wires and Cables

At Precision Manufacturing Company Inc., we manufacture high-quality wire harnesses and assemble electrical-mechanical systems.  One of our core services is building harnesses and cables that meet the unique needs of our customers. Wires are the individual conductors...

Stranded Wire vs. Solid Wire

When creating a wire harness, there are specific considerations to keep in mind regarding the type of wire. To ensure appropriate wire selection, it’s important to factor in how much movement there will be, amperage and load applications, the necessary gauge of...

Shielded vs. Unshielded Cables

When the time comes for manufacturers of electrical products to select a cable to connect electrical components, the decision ultimately comes down to either a shielded or unshielded cable. Cost, flexibility, and protection against interference—dictated by the cable’s...

The Wire Harness Manufacturing Process

Wire harnesses are bundles of electrical wires that each have their own individual covering but are also bound together using an additional outer covering. The term wire harness is sometimes used interchangeably with cable harness or cable assembly, though there are...

Discrete Wire vs. Multiconductor Wire

Wire can be categorized into two broad groups: discrete wire and multiconductor (MC) wire. A discrete wire—also known as a lead or hookup wire—is a single cable or wire conductor that terminates at one connector contact. Multiconductor wire is an umbrella term for...

Types of Wire Harness Components

Wire harnesses are collections of electrical wires, cables, and subassemblies covered by exterior sheaths that are used to connect devices to their power source. Their sheaths both protect the internal components from environmental hazards—such as physical damage and...

Best Practices for Wire Harness Design

Wire harnesses are a mixture of wires that are bundled together to form a wire harness. Wire harnesses range in complexity from a few individual wires going point to point to hundreds of individual wires, multiconductor cables and welded wires all forming a complex...