Our specialist routed systems designers can significantly reduce your risks and improve your product time to market.
Our electrical and mechanical engineers are expert in cabling and piping design and focus purely on this specialist area. Our daily exposure to wire harness design issues and the relevant design tools means a difficult problem for you is a routine task for us. With a background in harness manufacturing and over 125 years combined engineering experience in diverse market sectors including automotive, aerospace and industrial equipment, Virtual Interconnect personnel are accomplished design engineers with particular expertise in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and dynamic harnessing solutions.
Your Virtual Design Office
Our years of experience have enabled us to carefully hone our way of working. Our unique systems and processes allow us to work remotely at our design office in the UK, providing a level of service equal to an on site contractor, with none of their associated costs or drawbacks. In fact, we can be working on your project while you sleep.
Virtual Product Prototyping
Our expertise can be applied to develop a whole product virtual prototype for you. Using the latest 3D technology, we can virtually build a complete prototype, including all mechanical and electrical components. This can then be easily checked for any manufacturing or maintenance issues that may arise, without having to go to costly and time consuming manufacture.
Virtual Harness Prototyping
Our carefully developed Wire Harness Design Process also fully exploits the benefits of 3D modelling, enabling the concurrent design of wire harnesses and major mechanical components, reducing time to product and overall project costs. Published results have demonstrated a saving in design time of up to 70%. In a full 3D process like ours, the virtual harness prototype is designed to update automatically as the mechanical design evolves, allowing us to work remote from our clients' premises. The virtual harness also allows you to visualise how the harness will integrate with your product early in the development process, taking it off your project's critical path. And as the need for a physical prototype is eliminated, iterations can be removed from the design cycle yet you can be certain that the harness will fit first time, further reducing project cost and time.
Our expertise can help solve your problems:
|Your Problems||Our Solutions|
|Design starts late in product development cycle||Concurrent with mechanical design|
|Long time to market||Reduced time to market|
|Error prone process||Associative process|
|Manual cut and trim process||Highly accurate parametric modelling|
|Duplicate data entry||No data entry repetition|
|No reuse of knowledge||High reuse of knowledge|
|Long time to change||Reduced by average of 74%|
|Long time to manufacture||Manufactured direct from PDS|
|Repeated design tool learning curve||Reduced software and hardware costs|
|Dependant on harness supplier||Vendor independence, build consistency|