US 11,657,931 B2
Method for manufacturing an electrical harness
Serge Pittau, La Bouilladisse (FR)
Assigned to AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, Marignane (FR)
Filed by AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, Cedex (FR)
Filed on Jun. 17, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/350,421.
Claims priority of application No. 2007329 (FR), filed on Jul. 10, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2022/0013250 A1, Jan. 13, 2022
Int. Cl. H01B 13/012 (2006.01); H01B 19/00 (2006.01); H01R 4/72 (2006.01); H01R 13/46 (2006.01); H01B 13/00 (2006.01)
CPC H01B 13/01209 (2013.01) [H01B 13/0016 (2013.01); H01B 13/012 (2013.01); H01B 19/00 (2013.01); H01R 4/72 (2013.01); H01R 13/465 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for manufacturing an electrical harness, the electrical harness comprising at least one reference member, at least one secondary member and at least one electric wire extending between the at least one reference member and the at least one secondary member, the electrical harness comprising at least one protective sheath for protecting the at least one electric wire and at least two shrink sleeves, the at least two shrink sleeves comprising at least one reference shrink sleeve and at least one secondary shrink sleeve, the at least one reference shrink sleeve being arranged so as to at least partially cover the at least one reference member and the at least one protective sheath, the at least one secondary shrink sleeve being arranged so as to at least partially cover the at least one secondary member and the at least one protective sheath,
wherein the method comprises at least the following steps:
assembling of the at least one electric wire, the at least one protective sheath, the at least two shrink sleeves, the at least one reference member and the at least one secondary member, the at least two shrink sleeves being arranged in a non-contracted state;
in a reference portion of the electrical harness, reference contraction of the at least one reference shrink sleeve, the reference contraction step allowing the at least one protective sheath to be immobilized relative to the at least one reference member, the at least one reference member allowing the electrical harness to be assigned at least one reference plane;
in a secondary portion of the electrical harness different from the reference portion, angular positioning of the at least one secondary member relative to the reference plane according to a relative angular orientation, the relative angular orientation being defined in a plane perpendicular to a longitudinal direction OX along which the at least one protective sheath extends longitudinally opposite the at least one secondary member;
holding of the at least one secondary member in position in the relative angular orientation; and
secondary contraction of the at least one secondary shrink sleeve.