The problem :
THE BODIES OF THE VEHICLES (PLANES, SATELLITES,
HELICOPTERS, CARS) ARE MORE AND MORE COMPOSITE
AND NOT ANYMORE IN METAL..
It modiﬁes all the traditional rules in terms of cable network :
How to ﬁx the cables, where to ﬁx them ?
Quid about electromagnetic interferences usually eliminated by
the metal frame ? Quid about those received by the cables ? from
those emitted by the cables ?
How to do the earth return ?
The need THE VEHICLES INCORPORATE MORE AND MORE ELECTRONIC
Up to now, the cabling of a vehicle DEVICES (SENSORS, DISPLAYS, NAVIGATORS,…) INCLUDING
WIRELESS EQUIPMENTS (UNDER VARIOUS
had no interest whatsoever for the
WIFI, ZIGBEE, BLUETOOTH® PROTOCOLS,…)
Managing Director of any company,
How to face the proliferation of number of cables ?
nor the Divisions Managers, as the How to distribute the increasing needs of energy without losses
cabling network was really studied by Joule effect and without overloading the vehicle ?
last thing and rather quickly during
the development of a new vehicle.
THE CLIENTS WANT THEIR VEHICLES TO BE EQUIPPED
But, the appearance of composite FOLLOWING THEIR OWN PARTICULAR NEEDS
materials and their integration in How to face the multitude of cable networks versions ?
the new vehicles made the cable
networks become a real “dreadful”
“FLY BY WIRE“, “DRIVE BY WIRE“ : ALL MECHANICAL
problem when it is treated at the
AND HYDRAULIC CONTROLS TEND TO BE REPLACED BY
end of the conception of the vehicle. ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
Thus, the recent creation of cabling
How to ensure that «electriﬁcation» of the vehicle vital parts is
network Engineering Team at the safe ?
vehicle’s conception stage.
AXON’ has a long and varied expe- TO ACCELERATE THE LAUNCHING OF NEW VEHICLES
rience in the most sophisticated cable ON THE MARKET, THE DEVELOPMENT
network techniques and can offer to IS DIVIDED INTO SEVERAL TEAMS
optimise their clients cable network SPREAD OUT WORLDWIDE.
Engineering. How to elaborate a uniﬁed digital mock up between all these
“AFTER-SALES”: TO AVOID THE USUAL CYCLICAL TYPE OF
SALES OF THE PRODUCTS, VEHICLE’S MANUFACTURERS
TRY TO OFFER SERVICES TO THEIR CUSTOMERS
(MAINTENANCE, VEHICLES’ FLEET MANAGEMENT,…)
BECAUSE THESE SERVICES ARE CONTRACT CYCLES.
How to offer high value-added after-sales services ?
FFC FOR BOARD TO BOARD INTERCONNECTIONS.....FFC-LVDS FOR DISPLAY INTERCONNECT...............MEASURE OF SHIELDING EFFICIENCY.....................
How and where to ﬁx Quid about electromagnetic
the cables ? interferences ?
Miniaturised cables and connectors, Shielding and measurement
choose ﬂat cables. of transfer impedance
- coaxials, pairs, miniaturisation To shield cables
material : CELLOFLON®. AXON’ has realized simulation softwa-
res in order to predict the cables shield
efﬁciency (following the construction
LOW LOSS COAXIAL
materials, constructions,…) and has
WIRELESS developed tests benches to measure
the shield efﬁciency with transfer
STIRRED MODE CHAMBER
MEASURE OF EMC
Miniature connectors To ensure the right
- Micro-D, Nano-D, Bus.
and shield termination
The interconnection cable-connector is generally a weak point
Choose ﬂat cables in EMC. AXON’ has tested and measured all interconnect sys-
to ﬁx to the sides and ﬁx tems (Welding, magneto-forming, memory shape alloy,...) and
them over the ﬂoors and propose the best technical solutions (AXOCLAMP®,...).
- Flat Flexible Cables FFC,
- FFC-LVDS for ﬂat displays,
- FFC AXOLINE® for longer AXOCLAMP®
- SILFORM® ﬂat cable for ﬂexibility
- PTFE ﬂat cables for speciﬁc perfor-
mances and special environments.
..........COUPLERS AND HARNESSES FOLLOWING MIL STD 1553......1553 MOBILE TEST BENCH.............BUS BAR TECHNIQUE.................ALUMINIUMUM CORD...............
How to face the How to distribute the
proliferation of number increasing needs of energy
of cables ? without loss by Joule effect
SOLUTION TRACKS and without overloading
Use a network wiring, the vehicle ?
high data rate.
Cabling network Use a bus bar technique designed for space
AXON’ has developed a very industry, and use aluminium cables.
high expertise concerning cable
networks : Bus 1553, Ethernet, ATM,
Space bus bar technique
AXON’ has developed a bus bar technique specially designed for
MINIATURISED BUS COUPLER
satellites, applicable for other types of vehicles storing energy
Scope of our network in batteries. This solution decreases the losses induced by Joule
effect and reduces the weight of energy distribution
AXON’ expertise covers the network
study and modelling, the production
of components (couplers, cables,
connectors,….) and even installation
as we have also developed a porta-
ble test device (1553 test bench,…)
BUS BAR TECHNIQUE
EYE PATTERN MEASUREMENT
High data rate cable
The high data rate allows the control of many
different devices at the same time. Aluminium cables AXALU® ALUMINIUM CABLE
- High performance cables, for instance porous AXON’ has developed silver
PTFE, to improve data speed and reduce the plated aluminium conductors for
skews. satellites, used by other types of
-High data rate connectors, for example Ethernet connec- vehicles to reduce weight.
tors, cat 6 compatible RJ45 adapted to multimedia applica-
tions, 100 ohms high speed micro-D connectors.
MINIUM .....................................RANGE OF MICRO-D CONNECTORS................HIGH IMMUNITY EM COMPONENTS..........................MEASURE OFEMC............................
How to ensure that
How to face the multitude
of cabling versions ?
the vital parts of the
SOLUTION TRACKS vehicle is safe ?
Create a complete range
of connectors Use recognised standards, choose
shielded and reliable components.
A complete range
of cables Recognised standards
AXON’ has developed for some of Amongst approved networks standards,
it’s clients ranges of cables, inclu- some are more recognised than others :
ding a limited number of cables 1553 Bus, ATM Bus, …
but totally covering the requested
needs. For example KZT which Shielded components
became a standard since the ﬁrst Any AXON’ components can be shielded
drawings made by AXON’ and tested against Electromagnetic
AXON’ advises very reliable “on-board”
connectors, ie Micro-D “twist-pin”
A complete range contacts.
of connectors EMI BACKSHELL
AXON’ has developed several range Expertise in plastics
of connectors inter-matching
connectors of the market such as :
- Bus 1553 range - Custom designed solutions for
- Micro-D and Nano-D range mechanical protection of the cable/
- FR connectors range (SMA, N, connector interface : shaping,
TNC,7/16, …) airtightness, mechanical strength,
chemical resistance, protection of
shielding termination, etc ...
RANGE OF RF CONNECTORS
- Mould design and overmoulding
techniques : low pressure, hot melt, MICRO-D SCREENED
high pressure. TERMINATION
RoHS Component s
All AXON’ products including pigments
(Colouration, laser marking, …) insid
plastics, conform to RoHS standard
................3D DRAWINGS.......................COLLABORATIVE ENGINEERING......................X RAY MEASUREMENT..................CLASS 100 000 CLEAN ROOM
How to elaborate a
uniﬁed digital mock up How to offer high
for a collaborative value-added after-sales
development? services ?
3D drawings, collaborative Easy products maintenance and follow
engineering, professional up with products marking, harnesses RFID
videoconferencing between engineers. tattoos, test reports and tracking digital
3D neutral format drawings
AXON’ has chosen to use the best-known CAD software Cabling and connector
on the market (AUTOCAD, INVENTOR,….) and IGES marking
communication interfaces to the CAD of it’s clients AXON’ has many means of marking
(CATIA,…). cables and connectors.
For example, cables jackets contain
pigments marked with excimere UV
Collaborative platform laser allowing the writing of even
AXON’ uses a collaborative and secure PTC platform very small characters and symbols
CABLE AND CONNECTOR
which can be used for free by all clients and suppliers, by changing the colour of the jacket MARKING
upon simple request from an AXON’ engineer. without burning, thus without dama-
ging the jacket
All AXON’ companies and engineers are equipped with
a videoconferencing software. Available for all clients tattoos
and suppliers on AXON’ website for free. Moreover, our RFID tattoos of harnesses has the
sister company Soﬁm has developed main advantage of rewriting infor-
WiFi access points, connected to mation at every stage of maintenance which can
RJ45 socket allowing all partici- be consulted during several decennials, at any place
pants on a meeting to connect to of maintenance, in Mexico for instance, or even in
Test reports digital ﬁles
AXON’ can provide a digital ﬁle gathering all tests results of
a harness and can supply or keep to your disposal a digital
WIFI ACCESS POINT
AXON’ CABLE, the manufacturer of wires, ca-
TWIST CAPSULE : MINI SYSTEM
bles and harnesses for advanced technologies,
offers complete interconnect solutions for a
Examples wide range of applications.
of cabling network AXON’ CABLE has brought its expertise in the
manufacture of precision conductors, wires
engineering and cables together with its knowledge of
overmoulding techniques and EMI protection
AXON’ has been part of many projects in to be able to offer solutions suited to custo-
cabling network engineering, from which we mer requirements.
present a few examples below :
AXON’ Interconnect Department offers spe-
cialised skills in the termination of single, hy-
The twist capsule brid, round or ﬂat cables with different types
Aeromil version of a switch rotary connector of the airbag of connectors irrespective of the application.
situated under the steering wheel of a car.
With 10% of its turnover invested in Research,
Innovation & Development and its patents,
Wireless cabling AXON’ can offer complete solutions for high
of a laptop tech applications.
allowing High Data WiFi in
keeping Flexibility of the display
• ISO 9001 / 2000
of a satellite
• ISO 14001
the optimisation of the best
cable network tracks. • EN 9100 / AS 9100
• ISO/ TS 16949
• ISO 18000 in process
Miniature cable networks
MICRO-D ASSEMBLY 3D HARNESSES
Axon’ in brief
• Headquarters : Montmirail (France)
• 1965 : established
• 2 000 employees
• 3 000 customers
• 30 000 products
• 15 factories