F-35 Harness Manufacturing Team Goes Digital

Fort Worth, TX – March 2012 – Our F-35 Production group has recently started using tablet-style computers that contain all the process-related information that an operator needs to build an F-35 harness. The tablets store files that contain all tool lists and specific wire preparation and connector assembly instructions that were otherwise stored in volumes of paper copies.

So from the MPS instructions, the operator calls up a particular file and has all the information right there where they are working. Since implementing this new tool:

  • The operators have shaved time off their builds since they have all information at their fingertips.
  • Copy/print costs have been eliminated.
  • Only the most current version of each document is accessible as the files are stored in our main computer server.

CIA&D Digital Tablets for Harness Production

Co-Operative Industries is an AS9100C and ISO9001:2000 registered company based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company develops and manufactures electrical wiring interconnects, ignition leads, and flexible conduits for airframe, engine, ground support equipment, and space applications. In addition to manufacturing capabilities, Co-Operative Industries also provides Part 145 repair services such as check & test, overhaul and repair, and S/B incorporation for many of the commercial aircraft wiring harnesses in service today (FAA No.: OI0R891N, EASA: EASA.145.5897, CAAC No.: F00100406).

For additional information on Co-Operative Industries or the services offered, please contact:

Sales Group
Co-Operative Industries Defense

1401 South Cherry Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76108

Phone: 817-740-4700
Fax: 817-624-4282
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