Technical Cable Applications, based in Auburn, WA was established in 2002 and has built a 20 year reputation on highly custom and quick turn cable assemblies. With an extreme focus on cable, wire and tooling innovation and customer oriented and focused processes, our aim is to be able to quickly fulfill any requirement in the world of custom harnesses, box builds, PCB’s, molded solutions and prototypes. We can provide cable and wire solutions for just about any industry. Some of the top industries that we are proud to assist with our products are aerospace, medical, industrial manufacturing, and military projects. No matter the scope of your project, our cable experts can help you get there.
Extensively tooled in crimping, soldering, molding, and testing cables after prototyping them, TCA is prepared to manufacture a cable assembly utilizing nearly any manufacturers’ cable products and connectors that exist. We have all the tools, engineers and manufacturing experts to manufacture your custom cable assembly with excellence and efficiency. Our facility in Auburn within King County, WA is one of the most cutting edge cable manufacturer plants in the Western United States, and we offer excellent benefits and growth opportunities to our engineering staff to ensure that we can not only hire the best in the business, but keep them with us for the long term to help ensure that we are the best cable manufacturer possible.
Technical Cable Applications has been in business for two decades making excellent cable and wire solutions, and is constantly pushing the boundaries on cable assembly. One of the key differences between our assemblies and our competitors is our drive for innovation. We strive to develop innovative solutions for strategies in cable assembly, high quality assurance, cable tooling enhancement, and overall wire harness process improvement.
Our dedicated and high quality staff utilizes top of the line connector equipment to test not just the correct wiring of our harness assemblies, but potential breaks, components, and the pull strength of individual contacts. Not only do we train our staff to IPC standards, but we also host IPC classes here at our facility for increased education on cable assembly and PCBA. These are the best practices for our own technicians as well as our customers who are looking to further their knowledge on the correct manufacturing methods and assemblies of our products. We also passed the certification for ISO’s 9001:2015 standards in 2021, as another way to show that our extreme high quality standards for cable assemblies and harnesses are sufficient for any industry partner, whether in the United States or internationally.
Our investment into making sure we are the best cable tooling and assembly company you can choose is second to none in our category, and our capabilities are vast. As we serve many different industries, we maintain inventory on applicators and connectors from Molex, JST, TE, Deutsch, Hirsose, and many others. Our library of crimp tools is maintained and calibrated regularly by our engineering staff, ensuring we always have the right tool for any assemblies for wire cables. We also upgrade our crimping tools regularly, as we did last year in 2021 by acquiring a Schleuniger 36SP Crimp Center that allowed us to effectively double our crimping efficiency with extremely high quality.
In addition, we offer full cable production runs of your custom cable assembly solution. This custom cable service allows for wire assemblies that are flexible according to your needs. Our tooling assessment for wires and cables helps bring your coaxial cable tooling and harnesses to the next level. You don’t need to worry about finding another company to manufacture your cable after working with us on a custom prototype, as we can take the concept into manufacturing and produce it for you in the quantity you need.
Over the past few years, we have doubled our capacity on overmold capabilities, expanded our collection of pneumatic presses, and grown our engineering team by 100%. We will always continue to grow and expand on our existing quality power cable assembly process and documentation system. We know that there is no room for complacency or falling behind in this industry, so we are always looking for ways to future proof our manufacturing processes to be as reliable, high quality, and efficient as possible so we can continue being one of the most trusted cable assembly manufacturers in the Pacific Northwest, and the United States as well.
Assemblies for cables and connectors require proper knowledge of a variety of indicators. This includes following the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Revision D standard with our manufacturing team, IPC best practices, recognition of good and bad crimps, solder points, strips, and more. Having the right tools in place creates excellent consistency in great quality products, and constantly improves our processes with an emphasis on efficiency. This breeds speed and low cost, but high quality manufacturing. There’s no need to hire a small cable team that can’t manufacture the quantity of cables you need when Technical Cable Applications can manage both parts in-house. We are proud to be both highly innovative and creative, and also have the ability to do full production runs of cables as needed for nearly any industry.
Cable Harness Assembly
Our assembler technicians on the floor utilize automated visual work instruction electronics programs created in partnership with Scout Systems. This allows us to not only monitor the progress and time trials of various cable assemblies and harnesses, but also ensures that each technician is familiar with the product at hand and builds to the exact specifications time and time again.
Our process for cable assemblies for connectors starts long before the assemblies reach production. Our prototype and first article engineers carefully review your product and analyze the best cable tooling and assemblies. We ensure reliable manufacturability and create a cable assembly system that will allow us to flow your product from order to your dock as efficiently as possible.