Cable Assembly Technical Resources


American Nationals Standards Institute (ANSI)

ANSI endorses and facilitates voluntary consensus standards in the U.S. by creating guidelines for a variety of industries, which in turn enhance the quality of U.S. developed products. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the ISO.


American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

ASSE is a professional non-profit organization involved in safety standards development and the advancement of safety education.


American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

ASTM International is an organization that develops technical standards for the global marketplace. ASTM has set many standards in the wire and cable industry.


Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

If a product is "CSA Certified," it has received the Canadian Standards Association approval for public safety. The CSA is a not-for-profit organization serving multiple marketplaces in Canada. CSA develops standards that deal with health and public safety. Most of the hook up wire Allied Wire and Cable sells is CSA Certified.


Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)

EIA is a high-tech trade organization for U.S. manufacturers. The Alliance partners electronic and high-tech associations and helps its members with global environmental policy issues.


Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE is a non-profit organization and an authority on the advancement of technology. The IEEE promotes knowledge for professionals and college students through councils, publications, conferences, and other programs.


International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

Founded in 1906, IEC publishes international standards for all electro technologies including the electrical and electronic industries. IEC's work functions as a basis for national standardization.


National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

NEMA aids the electrical industry by developing technical standards and shaping public policy for electrical equipment. The association has published over 500 standards. NEMA's standards include HP3 and HP4 for hook up wire.


National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

NFPA is an association that advocates fire, electrical, and building safety. Since its establishment in 1896, NFPA has created over 300 standards and codes used for building and installation within the United States. NFPA creates standards for fire alarm cable.


National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST is a U.S. federal agency that supports innovation through the advancement of standards, regulations and technology.


Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)

The abbreviation "UL" stands for Underwriters Laboratories Inc., a not-for profit product-safety testing and certification organization serving several industries. UL tests wire and cable products in over 70 product categories and uses more than 30 Standards for Safety. If a wire or cable product is UL recognized or listed, the product meets public safety requirements as designated by the UL.


IPC/WHMA-A-620 - Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies

IPC/WHMA-A-620 can be used as a stand-alone document for purchasing products, however it does not specify frequency of in-process inspection or frequency of end product inspection.

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