At ASG quality and safety are paramount. All cable products are designed to meet NFPA 70 electrical code.
Cable assemblies are built by technicians that are certified to IPC/WHMA-A-620. IPC / WHMA A-620 Standard Revision B is the standard for Requirements and Acceptance of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. This standard prescribes practices and requirements for the manufacture of cable, wire and harness assemblies. The standard describes materials, methods, tests and acceptability criteria for producing crimped, mechanically secured, or soldered interconnections and the related assembly activities associated with cable and harness assemblies. The A-620 standard sets expectations between WHMA members and their customers for what is considered acceptable quality workmanship for cables and harnesses.
The standard provides criteria for wire prep, soldering to terminals, crimping of stamped and formed contacts and machined contacts, insulation displacement connectors, ultrasonic welding, splicing, connectors, molding, marking, coax/biax cables, wrapping/lacing, shielding, assembly and wire-wrap terminations.
At ASG we understand the importance of meeting the standards your industry requires in the assembly of cable products. To that end, we use the QT9 quality management system to track all manufacturing, testing and inspection processes to provide continual improvement in those processes. ASG has been certified as AS9100c (with concurrent ISO9001:2008) compliance by TUV Rhineland.
Why was this AS9100C certification important to ASG?
ASG wants to assure customer satisfaction, by producing, and continually improving, safe, reliable cable assemblies that meet or exceed customer, applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. By achieving AS9100C certification, we clearly demonstrate to our customers that we have reviewed our procedures, instituted mechanisms to track and resolve issues and created an understanding of the linkage between individual practices within our manufacturing matrix. This review has allowed ASG to provide unsurpassed customer service by consistently meeting deadlines in providing cost effective, fully tested cable solutions.
Although AS9100 certification is specific to the aerospace industry, it provides the framework for us to assure we have a process in place to provide a means to assure we meet the standards required for any of the markets we serve.
Our engineering team reviews all product requests to assure compliance to appropriate requirements and particularly when products are used in hazardous or extreme environments.
ASG manufacturers cabling intended for safe operation in and around potentially explosive atmospheres in compliance with the IEC 60079-0 standards and ATEX (94/9/EC) Directive.
IEC 60079-0:2011 specifies the general requirements for construction, testing and marking of electrical equipment and Ex Components intended for use in explosive atmospheres. Electrical equipment complying with this standard is intended for use in hazardous areas in which explosive gas atmospheres, caused by mixtures of air and gases, vapours or mists, exist under normal atmospheric conditions.
We can provide build-to-print connectorized cables for use ATEX 137 hazardous areas for use in Group I or Group II, Zone 0,1,2,20,21,22. locations.
Finished assemblies are tested for continuity/resistance, insulation resistance, dielectric (hiPot test), and ground bond. Connectorized cables are 100% tested for pin-out continuity. Our engineering team can even design a test fixture for field testing of cables if required.