The most difficult and high risk portion of a new product deployment for any startup is manufacturing. Turn key manufacturing is often out of the reach for most projects until a steady state flow is established and sales are driving additional manufacturing runs. I personally have several products that are slated for launch all throughout 2016 and needed a cost effective way to do the following:
1. Prototype wiring harnesses in small batches: This became a challenge as even small pin count wiring harnesses (12 - 14 pins) can mean cutting upwards of 75-100 wires to produce a first batch of test-products.
2. Produce production wiring harnesses in larger batch sizes in case a selected manufacturer does not meet deadlines or quality standards. Murphys law says if it CAN go wrong... it WILL go wrong, and I wanted a tool that I can fall back on to make sure I can at least ship products to urgent customers while waiting for the component manufacturers to catch up.
First test - 20 PCS @ 100mm
Motors were running at 20 volts, will increase voltage and speed to test max speed limit.