IPC/WHMA-A-620C Delivers Improved Performance and Acceptance Requirements for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies

As advanced manufacturing continues to trend, there is a need to revise standards on a quicker timetable. The recent release of the newly updated revision C of IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies, is a prime example of meeting industry needs for receiving accelerated standards. The release of this revision came in just 28 months, a reduced time of delivery to the industry of more than 50%.

Revision C of IPC/WHMA-A-620 provides the electronics industry with the most current criteria for the performance and acceptance of cable and wire harness assemblies. The revision includes a synergy with IPC-A-610 and IPC-J-STD-001, aligning many of the requirements that are in common with IPC/WHMA-A-620.

Specifically, for this revision, there were significant updates that included information on the criteria for safety wires, as well as the requirements for individual wire seals. The revision includes an improved section on Jack Posts. There is also a new section on raceways and grommets. Significant updates and improvements were made to graphics making clear acceptance requirements.

Overall, IPC will continue to accelerate the release of standards to meet the requirements of changes within the electronics industry. Also of significance was the release of the training and certification modules for trainers and operators within a month of the released of the standard.