Champlain Cable has patented a flexibility testing apparatus for automotive wire and cable. The idea for the product came from a European specification for wire – LV-112, used by German OEMs – that described a wire flexing requirement, but did not describe the apparatus used to test the wire.
According to Champlain, the test could not be completed on commercially available equipment, so Applications Test Engineer Doug Cutler invented the new flex testing apparatus.
“We are very proud of Doug,” said VP Mike Williams. “With his usual ingenuity, Doug designed and fabricated a complex wire flexibility test machine to address a critical customer need. Gaining a patent grant is icing on the cake.”
Source: Champlain Cable