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cost oriented

precision

toolshop

fast

crimping

ISO 14001 certified

flexible

testing lab

plastic injection

rigorous

QRQC

reliable

electrical connection

precision stamping

experience

ISO TS certified

automated

assemblies

capacity

  • 32Injection presses 40-150t
  • 8Stamping presses 20-60t
  • 4,135Hours spent in our internal toolshop (in 2014)
  • 72Testing reports out of our internal laboratory (in 2014)

Precision Stamping

KNOW-HOW

        • High Speed Precision Cutting and Stamping
        • Progressive tools
        • Precision down to 10 microns
        • Multiple Pitches, Dual Band, Bi-Material, Continuous Laser Welding, Mechanical Assemblies
VMI 100% unitary stamping video control
        • Material Thickness from 0.2 up to 2mm in Copper, Bronze, Brass, Stainless Steel, etc.
        • 100% Control through Video cameras



EQUIPMENT

      • 8 BRUDERER and MINSTER stamping presses from 20t up to 60t
      • 80 to 1,200 shots per minute
      • 100% camera control (VESTER) for up to 40 measurements per shot
      • SPC precise control with 3D machine on the shopfloor
      • Stripe welding bench
      • Feeders for strips up to 170mm wide

EXPERIENCE TRACK RECORD

  • CP contacts 0.6, 1.5, 2.8 for CMC connectors: dual band with stainless steel cage crimped over special alloy strip
  • Needle Eye Press Fit terminals 0.6, 1.5, 2.8 for circuit headers
  • NSCC (Sicma compatible), VDL 5mm safety, CSP 5 and 6.3, H3 hermaphroditic 3mm
  • Ring terminals for wires from 0.35mm² up to 70mm²



CURRENT PRODUCTION

  • About 50 active products of all types: receptacle terminals and tab contacts, earth and ring terminals, lead frames, etc.
  • We currently stamp around 150 million pieces per year
VMI precision stamping

Plastic Injection

KNOW-HOW

      • Thermoplastic Precision Injection Molding
      • Thin wall down to 0.3mm with tolerance control at ±0.01mm
      • Cold or Hot runners, Direct Injection
VMI 100% unitary plastic injectionvideo control
      • Bi-Injection for sealed applications
      • Strip overmolding, Inserts overmolding semi or fully automated
      • Short shot detection through pressure sensor control



EQUIPMENT

    • 36 BATTENFELD and DEMAG injection presses from 40t up to 150t
    • Fully Integrated and Centralized Drying, Dehumidifying, Feeding and Conveying System (PIOVAN)
    • Pressure sensor control (KISTLER) for up to 16 cavities per mold

EXPERIENCE TRACK RECORD

  • Unsealed MQS compatible housings with flexible or breakable secondary lock
  • Sealed and Unsealed SICMA compatible connectors, including OBD II diagnostic connector
  • CMC sealed connector for CP terminals, High Density Hybrid Housing for Engine underhood applications
  • Relay Holders and Fuse Boxes



CURRENT PRODUCTION

  • About 20 active products: Receptacle and Pin housings (0.635, 1.1, 1.5, 2.8, 6.35), Relay Holders, Headers for electronic boards
  • We currently inject around 50 million pieces per year
VMI plastic injection

Automated Assembly

KNOW-HOW

  • Plastic Parts Assemblies and Controls
  • Pin Contact High Precision Insertion and Bending with all associated mecahnical and electrical controls
VMI 100% unitary automated assembly video control
  • High Speed Unitary Testing: color, dimensions, presence, shape, position, electrical continuity, burning gage, etc.
  • Plastic-Plastic US welding
  • Manual, Semi-Automated or Fully Automated scalable process design



EQUIPMENT

  • 4 automated connector assembly machines
  • 1 automated Pin Contact Insertion in Header Connectors
  • 5 Semi-Automated Connector Assemblies and Metal to Metal Assemblies

EXPERIENCE TRACK RECORD

  • Engine ECUs Headers and Sealed Connectors (CMC) assemblies in 32 or 48 ways modules
  • Press-Fit Contact Insertion and Controls
  • Secondary Lock Insertion in Pre-Locked position



CURRENT PRODUCTION

  • About 20 active products assembled: secondary lock insertion, pin contact insertion, connector assembly, lighting systems
  • We currently assemble around 20 million pieces per year
VMI automated assembly

Toolshop

KNOW-HOW

  • Thermoplastic injection molds
VMI prototyping terminal and metal samples
  • Progressive and Modular Precision Stamping tools
  • EDM machining (wire and die sinking)
  • Stamping Tool and Injection Mold maintenance
  • Metal prototyping



EQUIPMENT

  • 1 High Speed Machining Center for Graphite Electrodes
  • 4 Die Sinking EDM Machines (CHARMILLES)
  • 3 Wire EDM Machines with double-wire technology (CHARMILLES)
  • 1 Hole Drilling EDM Machine (CHARMILLES)
  • 7 Machining centers and 5 Grinding Machines
  • 2 Profile Grinding Machines (PETEWE)
  • 1 Laser Deposition Welding Machine (TRUMPF)
  • Dimensional Control Equipements

MAKE or BUY and MAINTAIN

We use our internal toolshop mainly for maintaining all our tooling internally. This allows us to change or repair any broken part in less than a day.

We also make or assemble new tooling to keep our know-how up to date or to manage short leadtimes.

In any case, our tooling are designed in a way that they can be 100% maintained internally as a guarantee of disponibility for manufacturing.



CURRENT PRODUCTION

  • We make or buy around 25 new tooling (injection molds or stamping tools) each year
  • In total, we maintain more than 100 molds and tools running in production
  • We make several hundreds of prototypes and terminal samples each year
VMI toolshop

Testing Laboratory

KNOW-HOW

  • Automotive ConnectionVMI wire crimp expertise validations: mechanical, electrical and environmental
  • Wire crimp on terminals



EQUIPMENT

MECHANICAL

  • 2 INSTRON universal testing machines
  • 1 digital dynamometer CHATILLON
  • 1 MICRO-VU VERTEX 3D vision system

ELECTRICAL

  • 6 Stabilized Power Generators 50 and 300 Amps
  • Dielectric meter, Micro Ohm meter, Mega Ohm meter, Nano Volt meter, Multi meter
  • Crimp Micrograph Analysis

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Climatic Vibration Chamber (SECASI) + microcut detection (BILT)
  • Climatic Chamber (SECASI)
  • Thermal Choc Chamber (CLIMATS)
  • 5 regulated ovens (MEMMERT)
  • Salt Spray Bench (ERICHSEN)

CERTIFICATIONS and APPLIED STANDARDS

  • ISO 17025 / ISO 9001 / ISO TS 16049
  • PSA B217050 / 9634115099 / 9645264999 / 9646983599
  • RSA 360519 / 3605218
  • NISSAN 24012NDS00 / 24347NDS00
  • USCAR-2
  • NFF 61030 / IEC-CEI 60512 / NF EN 61373



CURRENT PRODUCTION

  • We validate around 25 new products each year
  • We run periodic PPAP control on serial production
  • We control all our gages
  • We define and validate more than 50 crimping configurations each year
VMI testing laboratory